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Weakness And Fatigue

Weakness and fatigue are indications or symptoms of an underlying disease or disorder. A decrease in muscle strength and an overall feeling of tiredness or weakness with or without exertion is known as fatigue. Microbial infectious diseases like COVID-19 and cold and flu, fever, anti-psychotic drugs, steroids, nutritional deficiencies, anemia, muscle diseases like fibromyalgia, excessive physical exertion, food poisoning, dehydration, cancer, cancer therapy, psychological and psychiatrical illnesses, endocrinal disorders, metabolic disorders like diabetes, etc., commonly present with fatigue and weakness as one of their symptoms.

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I had unprotected sex with sexual workers. Do I have HIV?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 26 years male, till now I consulted more than five HIV specialists, three pathologists, and four general physicians in the clinic, and they said your negative for HIV, do not test further but sir anxiety would not make me believe this, please clear my all doubts, request:-I had thr...  Read Full »


Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcme to icliniq.com I understand your concern. 1. Once you are infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) virus, the antibody stays in your blood for life long. The rapid cards are very sensitive and specific and they pick up positive at any point of time after infection. They are go...  Read Full »

I have fatigue, increased saliva and throat pain months after unprotected sex. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I had unprotected sex with a sex worker three and a half months ago. Two months later, I started having ARS symptoms, fatigue, diarrhea, dizziness, sore throat, and mouth ulcers. Just a day before that I had protected sex with a sex worker but my penis was not fully erect and did not in...  Read Full »


Dr. Kiran Anaparthi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, HIV symptoms are non-specific and are common to most infections and are referred to as flu-like symptoms. HIV infection symptoms in the acute phase often go undetected and are self-healed without any active intervention due to an intact immune system. These sympt...  Read Full »

I have hair loss, fatigue, and heavy bleeding during period. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old woman experiencing significant hair loss and constant fatigue, and I have noticed unusually heavy bleeding during my periods. Could these symptoms be indicative of iron deficiency or iron-deficiency anemia? I am concerned about the impact on my overall health and wel...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Heavy menstruation and hair loss can be associated with PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) or pelvic inflammatory diseases (PID), so I would suggest you go through an ultrasound examination once, to check if everything is normal with the uteru...  Read Full »

I have been feeling exhausted lately. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, As a 47-year-old woman, I have been feeling so exhausted lately, and it seems like no matter what I do, I just cannot catch a break. I used to be fairly active, but now even the thought of exercise is daunting. I am worried about how this might be affecting my overall health, especiall...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Yes, your lack of physical activity may be contributing to your fatigue. As we age, our bodies may require less intense exercise, but it is still important to stay active to maintain overall health and prevent age-related conditions. Her...  Read Full »

Could my fatigue be due to low hemoglobin or iron levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some questions about my health, especially regarding hemoglobin. I am a 38-year-old woman and a heavy bleeder during my periods. Lately, I have been feeling tired a lot, and I am wondering if it could be anemia or iron deficiency. Looking back, I have experienced a few phases of l...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. Actually, hemoglobin levels can be checked at any time. Anyone's iron and folic acid levels can be tested as well, and if they are low, medication can be prescribed to bring them back to normal. It is ver...  Read Full »

My mother takes rest in between while walking. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother, who is 68 years old, has been complaining for the past year that her left leg moves more slowly than her right whenever she walks. Due to this, after walking for a distance, she must stop for a while, out of fear that she would fall. After stopping for a while, say for five ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Please give me some time to go through your query. I will get back soon. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have chronic lupus pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing chronic lupus pain every day which is debilitating and unpredictable and is making day-to-day tasks unbearable. I am always fatigued and tend to take multiple breaks throughout the day. Currently, I am taking Methotrexate and Endone. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing chronic pain and fatigue due to lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can cause inflammation throughout the body, leading to a range of symptoms, including join...  Read Full »

My creatinine level is 537 mg/dL, with symptoms. What it means?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. I have fatigue, nausea, back pain, pallor, weakness, and dark urine. My creatinine urine is 537 mg/dL. What does this mean? eGFR has dropped from 120 to 86 mL/minute. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern and reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your serum creatinine is normal, which gives an eGFR of 86. eGFR should be more than 60, which is in your case. You were concerned abou...  Read Full »

Kindly help me know about dysautonomia, its diagnosis, and treatment plan.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having periodic feelings of pressure in my head with tinnitus for several years. I also have occasional crunching in my neck when I move, poor sleep, continual soreness and stiffness in my back and hips, constant weakness, and fatigue. I thought it was because of aging and managed...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, and I would explain that dysautonomia is a neurological disorder characterized by autonomous nervous system dysfunction. It usually leads to orthostatic hypotension, postural tachycardia syndrome, low blood pressure after eating, abnorm...  Read Full »

My mother has lower back pain and is not able to walk. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother, aged 54, has been suffering from lower back pain for the last two years and is not able to walk or climb stairs. She has the following complaints, numbness, fatigue, depression, low appetite, and always feeling sleepy. She feels like she has less control over her left leg. MRI a...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. You have mentioned pain in the lower back region, with pain spreading to the legs with associated numbness and weakness as well. Please tell me the following: 1. What is the intensity of back pain on a scale of ...  Read Full »

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