Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
188 Doctors are Online

Frequent night sweats, sore throat, chest congestion and headache. Sudden weight loss. Should I be worried?

Hi over the past 3 months i have been having frequent night sweats , atleast a couple of times a week. In the past 3 days i have developed some cold symptoms progressively getting worse, sore throat , sore ears, congested chest, headache , lower back pains low energy. last night was the worst sweat i have had, woke up feeling sweat rolling down my face and bed sheets completely drenched, checked my weight this morning and i have lost 5 pounds in less than 48 hours strangely my appetite has not changed at all. just a common cold ? or something i need to address?
Asked On : Tue, 25 Sep 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  254
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hello I am Dr Ravinder Sharma ENT surgeon
On the basis of information provided it appears that your symptoms are suggestive of a chronic disease of chest. To name a few are Pneumonia ( infection of lung tissue), tuberculosis or lymphoma. I would suggest you for a Chest consultation, X ray of Chest, blood counts and a peripheral blood smear. Considering the symptoms it is more likely to be tuberculosis but I would suggest you to wait for the clinical examination and the tests.

I hope this answers your concerns. Feel free to contact me if your need more information on this

With warm regards

Ravinder Sharma
Answered: Thu, 27 Sep 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor