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Night sweats
Very Low Energy
Shortness of breath
Large formed puffy soft stool
(This morning it was loose; not diarrhea)
Infrequent hacking cough, no phlegm; if severe, points of light appear in eyes
Frequent urination
Frequent loud farts, particularly at night
Swings in blood sugar in am; four days ago: 47 brought it up to 103;
Then 207, 289, and 285 this morning
Temperature this am was 98.1, no fever and no chills
Slight, frequent runny nose
Blood pressure at 12:40 pm 125/97 heart rate 115What have I got?I have type 2 diabetes controlled by medication; 2/3 thyroid removed in 1993, supplemented by medication, high cholesterol controlled by medication; kidney disease stage 3.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
These symptoms suggest likelihood of underlying infection.
This can be intestinal infection --bacterial or parasitic.
Diabetes increases risk of infection.
Even systemic fungal infection also possible.
Stool tests --ova and parasites, stool culture, stool for wbc, c diff toxins should be checked.
Blood tests should include, blood count with differential, metabolic panel, blood cultures.
Chest Xrays also needed.
Next possibility can be an autoimmune condition causing these symptoms.
This can be inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, systemic sclerosis etc.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth ( SIBO) is another possibility checked by the D xylose breath test.
Colonoscopy also in order.
Please see your doctor for further discussion.
Best wishes,
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