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  • Posted By: worried12
  • October 1, 2008
  • 06:00 PM

The past 2 months my 17 year old niece at different times has had low grade fevers. She also has lost alot of weight because she has a severe sore throat, swollen tongue with lacerations on the sides and tips, weakness, tired, does not get much sleep on top of that. She is a runner and claims she has joint pain that is typical of runners. She has irregular periods (none the past 4 months then an extremely heavy one) and abdominal cramps. I have asked her mother to seek a second opinion that the Dr. is a "quack" (other issues in the past that do not get diagnosed). Dr. has stated it's a bacterial infection. This has been going on for 2 months and more symptoms come up. My niece denies sexual activity, drug experimenting, bulimic. Antibiotics are not helping. Please give me some suggestions on how to convince a second opinion or ideas for my niece to relay to the Dr. to have checked. She has had 2 negative monoe tests. Thanks

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  • For 4 years I was told it was mono with those symtoms and more as it turns out it was my thyroid. Check not only TSH but T3, T4, and for antibodies. Also those tests can vary it took several tests mine cycled every two weeks or so. Meaning approx. every two weeks my TSH levels were ok. Thus it is important to test for T3, T4, and antibodies because TSH levels don't always give an accurate picture. Also a possibility for the sore throat with no infection is a tumor on the thyroid that can get inflammed. That's what my endo told me because I have one of those too.
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    • October 22, 2008
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