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Dr. Dan B.
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I am an extremely active 30 year old male and I have been noticing the following symptoms getting worse. Up until about three months ago I could do about 2 hours of exercise a day and lately I am always tired, have lower back fatigue, can't seem to sleep enough, heavy eyes, unexplained weight gain....My workout routine hasn't changed nor have my eating habits and I have put on a good 10 lbs in only 3 weeks. I'm freaking out because I'll have days where I feel like my energy is coming back and then give it a day or two, I'm back to feeling like complete garbage again. Please help
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 4 years ago.

Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. Do you have any fevers or enlarged lymph nodes?
JACUSTOMER-o4o81rpl- :


JACUSTOMER-o4o81rpl- :

I didn't subit an eye question, I clicked the medical tab, so hopefully you can help

Doctor DanB : Is your hair brittle, your skin doughy and thick?
JACUSTOMER-o4o81rpl- :

No my hair is fine, though my skin has been rather dry...I am however experiencing periods of swelling, especially my thighs and ankles. Fluid retention to the tune of I can fluctuate up to 6 lbs in a day

Doctor DanB : Are you hear or cold intolerant lately?
JACUSTOMER-o4o81rpl- :

I have always been sensitive to both. I'm either burning up of feeling like I'm freezing. Being San Francisco, I am intolerant to the cold

Doctor DanB : There are several things which could cause your symptoms, including kidney problems that happen for no known reason, but the two most likely causes, I think, include thyroid problems or mononucleosis. Does that make sense?
JACUSTOMER-o4o81rpl- :

what type of physician should I visit to see if it is my kidneys?

JACUSTOMER-o4o81rpl- :

or thyroid?

Doctor DanB : I would start with your primary care doctor because they are going to he able to screen for any I'd these problems including kidney problems. If you don't have a doctor I would choose an internal medicine physician who would be the most appropriate person to start this investigation.
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