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My sister in law, who is nearly 90,got a cold About a week ago. Now she says she “doesn’t feel well” - no specifics but she doesn’t want to eat - just sleeps all the time. What should we do?

Doctor's Assistant: Do you have a fever? Do you have any other existing medical conditions?

No fever - she does have a heart stent but has not heart issues for quite awhile

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

She takes thyroid pills, heart medication and high blood pressure pills

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

Any problems with her urination?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

What were her cold symptoms?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Sore throat, cough but I believe the throat is better now. She is also having more trouble than usual hearing
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

Well, many times in a patient her age a bladder infection can do this even with the usual symptoms for that

I think it best you let her doctor know about this so he can examine here and check for that since she might need a course of antibiotics

Please let me know if you need any more information

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