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I started losing my hair in December. In July I started

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I started losing my hair in December. In July I started running over 103 degree fever, the first of now 5 times, including today. I usually wake up during the night or I wake up in the morning with it. By the afternoon I'mok

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?

I woke up this morning about 8:30 with it. Now it is gone. Respiratory symptoms, I feel like I'm drowning sometimes at night It wakes me up.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I'm usually pretty healthy I'm 55 years old

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 11 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 11 months ago

do you have a fever now?

how old are you?have you had your thyroid hormone levels checked?

abnormal thyroid hormone levels can cause hair loss and can make you feel hot.

are you female or male?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I am female, 55 years old. Have not had thyroid checked. My family doctor said not to worry about the fever. He has not run any tests or bloodwork. I am worried about the fever.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Why the fever?
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 11 months ago

many woman at your age can have hot flashes and feeling very hot and feverish from declines of your body's estrogen levels.

there are medications which can help with these hot flashes and fevers.

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