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Suggest remedy for abdominal bloating while having irregular menstruation and chest pain

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Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2015
Question: Hi..i am a 32 yr old female with two children (4 & 12). For a long time I have been experiencing symptoms all around my body but these have become very difficult to cope with over the past 3 months. I am constantly bloated but never really know if this is due to my bowels or my uterus. my periods are very irregular. They can last 3/4 weeks, stop for a day or so then start up again and I do experience some pain. My bowels are also irregular in that I tend to be constipated for a week then have very loose stools, then become constipated again.
Along side these issues, I now have difficulty breathing, palpitations and pain in my chest and a lump on the side of my neck. This lump have been there for around a yr but has increased in size in the past 3 months.
I always feel exhausted..physically, and mentally and experience fever like symptoms, especially at night. I wake up soaked in sweat quite often.
This is all really starting to affect my life now.
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Answered by Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
?Disseminated Koch's

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.

You have fever like symptoms,night sweats, two enlarged lymph nodes in neck,shortness of breath,non-specific abdominal symptoms and menstrual irregularities.The possibility of disseminated tuberculosis is there . Have you lost any weight recently and what about your appetite? Is there any past or family history of tuberculosis?
You need to undergo ESR (fasting),Tuberculin skin test,Chest-ray ,Ultrasonography (USG) Abdomen and FNAC (Fine needle aspiration cytology) of lymph node(larger one) in neck . If FNAC is inconclusive,you have to undergo lymph node biopsy to reach a diagnosis.
Please let me know what all investigations ,you have already undergone.







Regards

Dr. T.K. Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX

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Follow up: Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas (7 hours later)
Thank you so much for your response!

I have lost weight. My appetite is low but I am forcing myself to eat a lot and snack a lot due to the weight loss. My current weight is around 50kg and I am 173cm tall.

I am not aware of any history of TB in my family. My Grandad died of lung and throat cancer 14 yrs ago.

I have not had any tests carried out as yet. Only an examination of my neck by my Dr and verbal discussion of symptoms.

I should mention that the problems with my stomach and bowels started long before the problems with my chest.
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Answered by Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Possible chronic infectious disease

Detailed Answer:
In view of weight loss,lack of appetite,cervical lymphadneopathy, low grade fever,night sweat,possibility of chronic infectious disease is most likely
There are many causes;tuberculosis is one of them. Discuss with your doctor and undergo the initial investigation as already mentioned to pin point the underlying cause.

Regards

Dr. T.K. Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX

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Follow up: Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas (2 hours later)
Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Possible chronic infectious disease

Detailed Answer:
You are most welcome.

Regards

Dr. T.K. Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX



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Brief Answer: ?Disseminated Koch's Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns. You have fever like symptoms,night sweats, two enlarged lymph nodes in neck,shortness of breath,non-specific abdominal symptoms and menstrual irregularities.The possibility of disseminated tuberculosis is there . Have you lost any weight recently and what about your appetite? Is there any past or family history of tuberculosis? You need to undergo ESR (fasting),Tuberculin skin test,Chest-ray ,Ultrasonography (USG) Abdomen and FNAC (Fine needle aspiration cytology) of lymph node(larger one) in neck . If FNAC is inconclusive,you have to undergo lymph node biopsy to reach a diagnosis. Please let me know what all investigations ,you have already undergone. Regards Dr. T.K. Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX