Vitamin Deficiency

Long-term vitamin deficiency causes avitaminosis or hypovitaminosis. If the deficiency is caused due to inadequate nutritional intake, then it is called primary deficiency, and if it is due to an underlying health condition like malabsorption, then it is called secondary deficiency. Vitamin D is the most common vitamin deficiency.

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Why do I get pinching type pain in various body parts at rest?

Query: I am 25 years old male with 60kg weight and height 5'9. I have a pain which is very hard to describe. It is like moving, pinching, numb. I don't feel pain if I am engaged to some work like walking, riding a motorbike, swimming, stretching, or some work etc. Also the pain goes away while massaging,...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq Sir such pain at different different sites can be due to certain deficiencies like calcium and vitamin d. Because you have history of numbness also. So mostly it’s due to vitamin deficiencies. You should check your vitamin levels specifically b12 and vitamin d3 and calc...  Read Full »

What is the reason for persistent bad odor in my mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old woman. I am married for two years, and I do not have a child or any gynecology problem. I have digestion problem for the past one year. My main symptom was a bad smell from the mouth, especially in the morning, weakness, and sometimes mild fever. I do have not any ...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry much about the smell of the mouth. It may be due to anemia i.e low hemoglobin concentration. You must appreciate that hemoglobin formation needs iron and proteins mainly. You only mentioned iron supplement. What is its composition? If it contains iron, vi...  Read Full »

There is a zit on my tongue. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 49 years old and have this white pimple kind of thing on my tongue (left side) since quite some time (more than two months). It is not causing me any symptoms or any discomfort. I also have not noticed any increase in size or any other changes. I do not drink, smoke or use tobacco. Ho...  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the proper detailed history and the appropriate clinical picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since you are not a tobacco or alcohol user the chance of oral cancer is ruled out. Now a few types or differential diagnosis are left. Lie bum...  Read Full »

How do oral herpes sore look?

Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I had a sore on the outside of my lower gum. My girlfriend, who is a dental assistant, told me that it is just a canker sore and it will go away. Now, I have one on the inside of the upper gum towards the roof of my mouth. If the second one is also a canker sore or is this som...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are called aphthous ulcers and commonly known as canker sores (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The reason why they occur is unknown. It could be a good allergy or vitamin B12 deficiency or stress ulcers. They occur as often as every two to three mo...  Read Full »

What could be the red lump under the tongue without pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a red lump under my tongue. It is looking like a canker sore, but now the white has gone away and seems to have gotten a little bigger. There is no pain. I have had it for over two weeks now.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a red lump under your tongue, which started out looking like a canker sore, but now white has gone away and got a little bigger. According to the pictures (attachment removed to p...  Read Full »

Which vitamin to take for premature ejaculation?

Query: Hi doctor,I did a test. I got my results that my erection transmitter is 2.99, testosterone is 4.459. vitamins E, K, and C are also slightly low. Could this be the reason I have premature ejaculation? At times, I also have a weak erection after one ejaculation. What should I take to treat these? Tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The premature ejaculation occurs due to anxiety and hyperexcitation in most individuals. Altered testosterone levels are not the cause of early discharge. If you have the problem of premature ejaculation, then drugs like Dapoxetine can be used to delay the ejaculati...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for high CPK value with fatigue and weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a mild headache, weakness, dizziness, L4-L5 disc bulge and my CPK value is currently high. I used to go to gym before. My CPK values were 650 this month and 630 last month. I resumed walking. Last Monday, I did a 10 km walk, and I was exhausted and drowsy for three days si...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Kumar

Rheumatologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. CPK (creatinine phosphokinase) is a muscle enzyme. It can get increased in many conditions. The normal physiological conditions where CPK has been found to be raised are heavy exertions, sports activity, intramuscular injections, etc. The common diseases associated ...  Read Full »

I feel numbness and fatigue with random body pain. Do they imply lupus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an active 31-year-old male and I have been dealing with a number of issues related to numbness, fatigue, weakness, weak hands, shaking, burning mouth, and random pains in my body. I went to a neurologist to get a bunch of tests. I tested positive ANA specifically for DNA (DS) ant...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Kumar

Rheumatologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have may occur due to various reasons commonly fibromyalgia or multivitamin deficiencies. The classical symptoms of lupus are fever, oral ulcers, photosensitivity rash, joint pain, swelling, kidney problems, alopecia, etc. ANA (antinuclear antibodies...  Read Full »

Can weak eyesight cause sunken eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old. My eyesight is getting weak and I got sunken eyes. Does weak eyesight having a connection with sunken eyes?  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The appearance of sunken eyes could be a relative thing depending on various factors like lack of normal sleep patterns, hydration if you are not consuming enough water, recent weight loss, anemia and vitamin and mineral deficiencies like vitamin C, K or iron, eati...  Read Full »

Will vitamin deficiency result in loss of interest in all activities?

Query: Hello doctor, My problem is I am running low on energy since I wakeup. No interest in anything. I cannot enjoy anything even if that is supposed to make me happy. I cannot concentrate on anything. If I read something, I lose my concentration in less than a minute time. I do not feel like do anythin...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand that having these troublesome symptoms can be difficult. Your blood tests appear to be within the acceptable range (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Taking Vitamin D supplement is a good idea as well. If your symptoms are persist...  Read Full »

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