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My mother is elderly and is experiencing some familiar

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My mother is elderly and is experiencing some familiar symptoms: General lethargy; aches in arms and legs; chest pains; shortness of breath. The symptoms tend to come and go, wave on her
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

what meds does she take?

has she had any tests?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Atenol 50mg; levelthyroxin 75mcg; no tests
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

when was the last thyroid test?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
about a year. She insists it's not her thyroid, but related to her bowels and possibly gas build up
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

It could be

but I would get a full labs panel done

it could be thyroid, anemia or even something bad like cancer

if normal, an xray of the colon would be reasonable

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

Thanks for this question

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