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My husband,67, has been feeling sick for a month. He's gotten both flu shots and has not been running a fever. He has body aches and pains, centering around his chest(not constantly). He is eating, but he has no taste for food. He's lost 10lbs over the month. No coughing, or congestion. I've been giving him Bayer back and body, Ben Gay.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you ever dealt with this before? Are you having any shortness of breath?

Never had it before. Sometimes shortness of breath.

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

He had open heart surgery about 9 yrs. ago. and had a stint put in. But that is not where the pain is.

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago

What are the investigations done?

Has he loss of appetite, bloating, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, depression?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Fatigued,
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago

He needs to be investigated for following;

Thyroid disease

Connective tissue diseases

Chronic anemia

Neoplastic disease

Chronic infections like Epstein Barr virus

Endocrine diseases (Addison disease).

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Myasthenia Gravis.

He would need following investigations:

Complete blood count (CBC)

Liver function tests

Thyroid function tests

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)

Serum electrolyte level measurement

Immunoglobulin M (IgM)/immunoglobulin G (IgG) coxsackievirus B titer

IgM/IgG human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) titer

IgM/IgG C pneumoniae titer

Autoimmune panel

Anemia panel.

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