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Reoccurring low grade fevers 99.5-100.5 over last 3 months & feeling fatigue. Doctor is investigating... Can I still have my Tonsillectomy in 2 weeks?

Reoccurring low grade fevers 99.5-100.5 over last 3 months & feeling fatigue. Doctor is investigating... Can I still have my Tonsillectomy in 2 weeks?

Depends: It will depend on the outcome of the investigation being done by the doctor. Among other causes, chronic infection of the tonsils may actually be a source of intermittent low grade fever. Continue follow up as recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Todd Zimmerman
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Listlessness (Definition)

Means something like unanimated, having poor energy and feeling apathetic. For example if it is a very hot day and you are tired and don't feel you have the energy to do things, you might say that you are feeling listless. In mental health, having a strong sense of listlessness not related to hot weather, etc., can indicate a sense of hopelessness, ...Read more


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How long can glandular fever symptoms keep reoccurring, my fatigue has been dreadful since I had it at Christmas and my fibro pains got worse ?

How long can glandular fever symptoms keep reoccurring, my fatigue has been dreadful since I had it at Christmas and my fibro pains got worse  ?

Mono can last: Mono can last a while we know. With the Fibromyalgia you got things that are kind of confounding this entire issue. You may want to go ahead and evaluate your entire symptom complex and ask your physician to have you see an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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L renal failure due to reoccurring reflux. Dx= crohns, sleep apnea, COPD, chronic fatigue, anxiety. What could cause all of this? No answers so far!!!

L renal failure due to reoccurring reflux. Dx= crohns, sleep apnea, COPD, chronic fatigue, anxiety. What could cause all of this? No answers so far!!!

Need a consultation: It's likely that your conditions are not all coming from a single source. A physician would need to know more about your medical history, social history and specifics surrounding each complaint in order to give helpful advice. You may want to have a Health Tap Virtual on line consultation.A VIDEO/PHONE consultation or an INBOX TEXT consult is best. A real time text consult is not the best for you ...Read more

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Easy bruising, heavy menstruals, frequent headaches, reoccurring colds, fatigue, occasional UL Abd Pain, feeling full fast, 20 single petechea? Help!

Easy bruising, heavy menstruals, frequent headaches, reoccurring colds, fatigue, occasional UL Abd Pain, feeling full fast, 20 single petechea? Help!

Time to get checked.: it sounds like this has been going on a while. You need to get a good physical and appropriate labwork and other testing to get to the bottom of this. Might me some simple fix. If you have had fever for more than 3 days or it is over 101 or 102 and not relieved by Tylenol, (acetaminophen) you need to get seen today. Avoid Ibuprofen with easy bruising. No alcohol, drugs, supplements or otc meds not okayed by doc. ...Read more

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Reoccurring infections n colds for 5mths, pale/yellow tint to skin, nausea n vomiting with wt. loss,daily feeling fatigue and unwell.dry/red patches?

Reoccurring infections n colds for 5mths, pale/yellow tint to skin, nausea n vomiting with wt. loss,daily feeling fatigue and unwell.dry/red patches?

Colds / yellow skin: Please follow up w/ urgent care /doc today. May be thyroid, anemia, ulcer with or without H pylori, liver issues -hepatitis, mass. Need liver tesing CBC, h pylori testing and thyroid testing to begin,as well as review of food intolerences like gluten f/u/ today ...Read more

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Can you give advice on reoccuring symptoms like balance issues, blurry eyes, nerve and muscle pain, fatigue, incontinence issues, dizziness?

Can you give advice on reoccuring symptoms like balance issues, blurry eyes, nerve and muscle pain, fatigue, incontinence issues, dizziness?

Sounds neurological: The constellation of your symptoms may or may not all go together, but they definitely warrant an evaluation. They sound neurologic in origin, so a neurology evaluation seems warranted. Since the symptoms are reoccurring, it is best to not ignore. Good luck! ...Read more

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Viral infection? Kids sick too. This a reoccurrence of something 2-3 mos ago: fatigue temp 35.6 c nausea & cramps mild flank pain flem, sore throat

Viral infection? Kids sick too. This a reoccurrence of something 2-3 mos ago:
fatigue
temp 35.6 c
nausea & cramps
mild flank pain
flem, sore throat

New illness: Viruses don't sit dormant and recur. If it's back, it's new. It could be a repeat of the same virus in a new illness, or a completely different one with different complications, like strep. Take the symptoms on their merits and get checked out if necessary. ...Read more

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High+anax10yrs, other antibodies neg.Recurring flares: joint pain, lethargy, sicca, chest pain, rashes.All sun induced.Responds to 10mg prednis. Best dx?

High+anax10yrs, other antibodies neg.Recurring flares: joint pain, lethargy, sicca, chest pain, rashes.All sun induced.Responds to 10mg prednis. Best dx?

Guessing: Too difficult to answer. Rheumatologic disease is often recognized by subtle characteristics of disease and progression over time. Can't be seen or well appreciated on line. Symptoms are often vague and overlap. Labs are helpful but not diagnostic. Best "test" is consistent follow up with rheumatologist and best diagnosis is what they give you. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more