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8 year old son very tired all the time- naps and too tired

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8 year old son very tired all the time- naps and too tired to do sports or anything. has had blood tested and has no other symptoms why
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 6 years ago.
Can you tell me what blood work he has done? Does he snore? Any symptoms of depression?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
no symptoms of depression- no snoring- had adnoids removed years ago. had mono at age 4 and has had this problem since then-
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 6 years ago.

Fatigue such as you are describing may be due to a number of things.
Initially, you should have some screening bloodwork to investigate possible medical causes of fatigue:
CBC to check for anemia
Chemistry panel and liver panel
Celiac panel
CMV antibody
Thyroid Panel
CK level


Tuberculosis skin test (if risk factors)
ESR to screen for inflamation and inflammatory bowel disease
Lyme disease panel (if you live in an endemic area)

 

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