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My 48 1/2 year old son has the following symptoms: no energy

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my 48 1/2 year old son has the following symptoms:
no energy
no appetite but is in health industry knows he has to eat
loosing weight
shortness of breath
spots on both lungs- more than two spots on each lung
lungs are both partially collapsed
is bruising easily, wakes up and has bruises
he is single
never smoked
chest pain every now and then
has had ex-rays of lungs by pulmonoligist
has had blood work,results not back yet
what could this be the beginning of? he lives on East coast, I live on West coast, is there anything I can do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

This is very concerning for sure.

I would suspect that he probably has either a systemic infection like tuberculosis or some other type of infection

The other possibility is an autoimmune condition like Wegener's, lupus or something else like that

I think he is on the correct path to getting a diagnosis though.

The workup seems correct.

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

Thanks for this question.

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