Depending on the type of anemia, severity, cause, and other health problems, the symptoms vary. The common symptoms include loss of energy, tiredness, dizziness, concentration problems, leg cramps, pale skin, insomnia, rapid heartbeat, headache, and shortness of breath. Some other symptoms include pica, mouth ulcers, pins and needles, and memory problems.
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What causes cold hands and feet along with fatigue?
Query: Hi doctor,I am having cold hands and feet. I also have a little bit of fatigue. Two years ago, I lost 90 pounds with diet and exercise. I had high blood pressure and anemia when I was pregnant with twins three years ago. Now, I have taken a complete blood count. I am attaching the reports for your r... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: There is a mild reduction in leukocyte count and hemoglobin. Also, red cell distribution width (RDW) is increased. The cause for reduced hemoglobin ap... Read Full »
Why does my skin appear pale after surgery?
Query: Hello doctor, Three years ago, I underwent a foot surgery and lost a lot of blood. I still do not have enough blood and have pale skin. Previously, my skin appeared very fresh. I am taking supplements for calcium and iron deficiencies. Also, I have heavy menstruation. What should I do to make my ski... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think it would be best if you can upload your blood investigation reports so that proper measures can be advised for your anemia and calcium deficiency. Also, mention if you are taking any medications. Heavy menstruation is a common cause of anemia in your subcontin... Read Full »
My two-month-old son is gaining weight slowly. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 months and 25 days old. His birth weight was 8.16 pounds. Within 10 days, he reduced to 7 pounds. From then, he is gaining weight very slowly. Now his weight is 9.2 pounds. I am exclusively breastfeeding him. He is very active, his hand and leg movements are very quick. He har... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, if the baby is active, feeding well, and is developing well, do not worry about the weight. From the weight record (attachment removed to protect patient identity), he has gained about 2.2 pounds in 70 days, which is definitely less than expected. You can tak... Read Full »
My girlfriend is anemic and suffers from anxiety, hyperventilation, chest pain, along with breathing difficulties. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend is anemic and suffers from anxiety. Sometimes due to stress or simply triggered by traumatic events in movies. She can suddenly start to hyperventilate, have chest pain, difficulty to breath, and can even pass out from it. Due to her iron deficiency anemia, I would assume sh... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Actually, oxygen is required when saturation falls due to anxiety. Increased breathing rate can be seen but it does not lead to a fall in saturation or oxygen levels. You do not need to give her extra oxygen from a cylinder or inhaler. Just t... Read Full »
I have been experiencing unexplained fever, vomiting, right upper abdominal pain, severe weakness, bone pain, and dizziness nowadays. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have blood issues. Recently I have been facing this problem like unexplained fever, vomiting, right upper abdominal pain, severe weakness, dizziness, fainting, bone pain, feeling very tired without doing anything, blurry vision, ear tingling, shortness of breath, feeling very uncomforta... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are having multiple symptoms according to provided history. Here one single diagnosis cannot be made. But it can be a generalized viral infection. Excess anxiety also can lead to multiple site body pain and dizziness. I suggest you consul... Read Full »
Why does my mother have fluctuations in the oxygen saturation levels?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 97 years old. She had a minor heart failure with a BNP of 110. Recently, she had a bad UTI and asthma. Up to that point, her O2 saturation levels without supplemental oxygen were 95 to 96. Now that she is recovering from UTI, her O2 levels are 97 to 98 with 2 liters of su... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not understand the correlation between urinary tract infection (UTI) and low oxygen saturation. If the UTI has caused sepsis and multiorgan failure, then only it can affect lungs and saturation would drop. Asthma is a chronic disease and does not occur suddenly. She... Read Full »
Why am I seeing spottings in my underwear with delay in periods?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old female. I am concerned about my menstrual cycle. About two weeks ago, I noticed spotting in my underwear. It went on for two and a half days. On the first day it was reddish, and on the second day, it seemed a bit brownish. I was supposed to get my periods four days... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? That was an excellent and elaborate history. You will do well in medicine. And, I am happy that I can use medical terms. Let me tell you though that the only significant part of this history was the high-stress levels which you laughed away. About th... Read Full »
What is the reason for my breathlessness while climbing the stairs?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a problem of breathlessness when I climb stairs. I got an angiography done two years back. The concerned cardiologist said there is no problem except for a sluggish blood flow. He recommended Ecosprin for two months. But the problem persists. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For your breathlessness when climbing the stairs, I suggest you do a PFT (pulmonary function test) to evaluate the lung function as sometimes this type of problem may be due to a lung problem. For further queries consult a cardiologist online --> https://icliniq.co... Read Full »
What causes constant tiredness and lethargy?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45 year old female, and my height is 5 feet. I have a blood pressure of 140/75 mmHg. I always feel lethargic and sleepy. Whenever I get up after a long nap, I feel dizzy. Sometimes while working, I experience a sudden unbearable headache. My period had stopped two years ago. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your concern. Tiredness and sleepiness can be seen in the following conditions: Hypothyroidism. Diabetes mellitus. Anemia. Vitamin D and calcium deficiency. Multivitamin deficiency. I suggest you get your blood sugar, T... Read Full »
I have a painful swollen lymph node in my neck area. Is it due to cancer?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male, and I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis, from the past five years. It is well controlled by Synthroid and natural thyroid. Over the last few months, I have been having some worrying symptoms. I am literally so tired all the time, and I am severely anemic even if I t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Get a thyroid profile and complete hemogram done. Your symptoms are very vague and they do not point to any one disease. Revert with more information to an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physi... Read Full »