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Low grade fever for six month, weight loss, oral candida, feeling tierd, HIV negative! What could be this? Help me please. candida is ruining my life?

Low grade fever for six month, weight loss, oral candida, feeling tierd, HIV negative! What could be this? Help me please. candida is ruining my life?

Need evaluation : This combination of symptoms requires a work up and complete history and physical examination. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Had a possible HIV exposure in april. Had fever 9 weeks after. Tested negative at 3 months, 4months, 5 1/2 months and 6 months, now losing weight. ?

Had a possible HIV exposure in april.  Had fever 9 weeks after.  Tested negative at 3 months, 4months, 5 1/2 months and 6 months,  now losing weight. ?

Talk to your doc: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Is rapid weight loss one of HIV early signs?

Is rapid weight loss one of HIV early signs?

Weight loss & HIV: HIV can indeed cause weight loss but usually this is in the end stages when the virus has been causing infection for 7 or 8 years already. HIV infection in the beginning may not have any clear recognizable symptoms-- that's partly what makes it so dangerous. Good to get tested if unsure because the meds could save your life. Always good to practice safe sex too, because of other STDs. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what generally comes first with cancer - weight loss or fever?

Could you tell me what generally comes first with cancer - weight loss or fever?

Yes: Either could happen first but i see weight loss in my patients with advanced cancer more often than fever. We see fever in cases of infection (obviously) or some malignancies like lymphoma. ...Read more

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If someone had any cancer especially lymphoma would they experience fevers and weight loss?

If someone had any cancer especially lymphoma would they experience fevers and weight loss?

Yes: Night fevers or sweats and weight loss are part of the clinical picture of lymphomas and other cancers but not the only reason. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm experiencing cough with expectoration without fever. My uncle (living with me) has been coughing for a month and has experience weight loss.

Hi. I'm experiencing cough with expectoration without fever. My uncle (living with me) has been coughing for a month and has experience weight loss.

R/o Tuberculosis: and Pertussis. Agree with other doctors that it sounds like you have a contagious infectious disease process going on in your household. Take your uncle and self to a primary care doctor for an evaluation and labs. I hope the family feels better soon. ...Read more

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My husband has been ill for about 5 weeks now. His symptoms are off and on fever, nausea, no appetite, weight loss(15lbs.) etc.. His Dr. is like ???

My husband has been ill for about 5 weeks now.  His symptoms are off and on fever, nausea, no appetite, weight loss(15lbs.) etc..  His Dr. is like ???

Of concern: Such symptoms are concerning for a variety of conditions, among them infections and malignancies being common. Comprehensive work up is needed, including physical exam, labs and imaging. To expedite work up and in the right clinical circumstances an ER/ Urgent Care visit is definitely appropriate. ...Read more

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Can my weight loss be caused by hiv?

Can my weight loss be caused by hiv?

Possibly: One symptom of HIV infection can be unexplained weight loss. It is important to note that there are many other possible reasons for weight loss. If you are concerned that you could have HIV and that HIV might be causing unwanted / unexplained weight loss, then please get tested for hiv. Testing will give you valuable information and results may allow you to make important decisions. Be safe. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about HIV drugs and weight-loss drugs?

Can you tell me about HIV drugs and weight-loss drugs?

Too large a topic: to cover in 400 characters or less. Please break down into separate questions regarding which ever specific medications you need info on. Thanks. ...Read more

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Weight loss and sweat at night. Are these the main and common symptoms of hiv?

Weight loss and sweat at night. Are these the main and common symptoms of hiv?

Not necessarily: While night sweats and weight loss are common symptoms of chronic HIV infection, these symptoms are very nonspecific. This means that other infections like a severe flu or tuberculosis or even cancer may cause these symptoms. Anyone who has HIV may have different symptoms/manifestations of their hiv. While most may have nights sweats and/or weight loss, some may have fevers or oral thrush. ...Read more

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Why does unexplained weight loss occurs in people living with HIV?

Why does unexplained weight loss occurs in people living with HIV?

Cytokines: Weight loss occurs with many diseases, e.g. tuberculosis, inflammatory bowel disease, cancers, hyperthyroidism etc. Part of the weight loss is cause by release of cytokines by inflammatory cells. ...Read more

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Does high fever andw weight loss persists in tuberculosis..?

Does high fever andw weight loss persists in tuberculosis..?

Yes: If untreated, the fever and weight loss persists and is responsible for the classic "consumption" picture of tuberculosis. If you have been treated, however, and are still experiencing these symptoms, see your doctor again for a recheck. ...Read more

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What other STD besides HIV causes weight loss?

What other STD besides HIV causes weight loss?

Std: Some forms of hepatitis can be sexually transmitted. Many other stds if left untreated can cause many systemic problems. ...Read more

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I'm currently experiencing unexplained weight loss. But I am HIV Negative. What kind of blood tests should I do or what could this be? Thanks.

I'm currently experiencing unexplained weight loss. But I am HIV Negative. What kind of blood tests should I do or what could this be? Thanks.

Thyroid tests needed: You may want to start with a Thyroid profile, Complete Blood Count and Complete Metabolic Panel. If parts of these tests are abnormal it may signal other problems. Follow up with your primary doctor for interpretation of results. ...Read more

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My son has a recurrent stiff neck with low grade fever, weight loss that will has been going on for the last 4 months on and off. Any thoughts?

My son has a recurrent stiff neck with low grade fever, weight loss that will has been going on for the last 4 months on and off. Any thoughts?

See your doctor: Without knowing how old your child is, weight loss is not normal in children. Make a list of the symptoms, duration, and timing and see your doctor for a thorough history and physical. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a hard, painless, asymmetrical lump (2 x 1.5 cm) growing below skin on left cheek for one year. Skin is normal. No fever, weight loss. 29 yr F.

I have a hard, painless, asymmetrical lump (2 x 1.5 cm) growing below skin on left cheek for one year. Skin is normal. No fever, weight loss. 29 yr F.

Need to see a Doc: Hard painless lumps and bumps that are present where they are not supposed to be should be evaluated by a healthcare provider, especially one that that size in the facial tissues. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more