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Anemic symptoms after Pneumonia attack - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I'm a 26 year old male and about once a day I will get what seems to be a hot flash and my face gets warm and flush then my body gets warm, and at night when I lay down my legs are tingly and my left foot is numb when I wake up
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hi
Doctor :   since when this has been happening ?
User :   A couple weeks I had pneumonia about a month ago then started haveing these symptoms
Doctor :   do you have anyother medical problem ?
Doctor :   do you smoke or consume alcohol ?
User :   No
User :   I drink alcohol on occasion but not very often and recently quite smoking
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how is your health otherwise ?
Doctor :   did you take the complete antibiotic course
User :   Everything seems pretty much fine expect I don't sleep wheel because of how my legs feel
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you over weight ?
User :   Ya I took the complete antibiotic
User :   Not really maybe 5 or 10 lbs I'm 5-10 190
Doctor :   having hot flashes is usually a hormonal problem
Doctor :   have you been getting them everyday >
Doctor :   also certain lung infections are also known to cause them
User :   Ok my head gets hot and my face then body get warm
Doctor :   since you have a history of pneumonia there i see a underlying lung infection as the culprit
User :   Ya basically once a day it seems like
Doctor :   what you need is to see a pulmonoloist and get a physical examination done
Doctor :   usually in your age
Doctor :   its mostly a underline infection
User :   Ok what about my legs feeling tingly and foot getting numb when I wake up
Doctor :   also i want you to get your complete blood test profile done
Doctor :   which is must
User :   Ya I did when I was first had pnuemonia
Doctor :   tingly sensation can be due to a less blood
Doctor :   thats why
User :   Why is there less blood
Doctor :   anemia can be cause of the symptoms
Doctor :   so thats why once we can find the root cause
User :   Ok well thank you for your time
Doctor :   you can be treated accordingly
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care and do get the test done
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