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What causes discomfort in the epigastric region, dizziness, lack of energy and weight loss?

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Posted on Wed, 26 Sep 2018
Question: Hello Doctor,

I am Ashwath from XXXXXXX working in sweden and 32 years old. I am facing health issues from past 3 weeks. I was doing good until XXXXXXX 15 with all my routines like Gym and with good diet. On January 18 morning i woke up with some dis comfort at epigastric region during 04:00 AM in my deep sleep and then went for a urination since i woke up. While urinating i felt giddy and fainted. The pain at epigastric region only came in the sleep and like tenderness when I touch the rib muscle. it happened like once before in the same week and later once with dull ache. But never during the day.

On January 19 and 20 I had a low fever in the evenings and rest of the week aslo like dizzy and energyless. When I went to a ward central here they said its a muscle pain and no need to worry much.

And I was quite ok next week with 1 or 2 days of head ache.

And then I got a flu fever for 4 days (Feb 7 to 11) with cough and throat infection. Even my daughter effected with same. Due to lowest temperatures in Sweden most people fall sick.

And food consumption and bowl habits are normal through out the period. But I reduced 3 lbs which is worrying.

I have booked an appointment with GP on this Thursday.

Kindly advice what could be the problem.

Thank You...!

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Answered by Dr. Dr. Klarida Papaqako (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:

Weight loss possibly from dehydration/ lack of fluids.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I read carefully your question and I understand your concern.

What you are describing seems like a muscular pain but also as a gastric pain.

The fact that you are feeling better makes me think that you have lost the 3 Ibs because you need to drink more fluids.

You have been sick for some time, your body is recovering and needs more fluids. If it was another problem you would not feel better.

Anyway, since you have an appointment with your local doctor, it is good to do some tests, so you feel more confident about your health.

A complete blood count would help to check for anemia.

Also, try to avoid spicy and greasy foods, so you protect your stomach from getting worse.

Hope this is helpful. Let me know if you need more clarifications.

Regards,     
Dr. Klarida Papaqako, General & Family Physician

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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Klarida Papaqako (2 hours later)
Hello Dr Papaqako,
Thanks for your time and suggestion. I will try request for all possible test.
And one more doubt I had during flue 4 days back I had cough and flum. After two days of cough I coughed little hard once and i found small trace of tiny blood marks in sputam. And I found total 2 times on that day and cough reduced next day and until today I didn't find the same. So is it common when we cough hard and I never saw it before. I am worries for that too.
Please let me know
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Klarida Papaqako (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:

A small scratch in the back of the throat.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Thank you for the follow up question.

The small traces of blood mostly come from the throat, and the small scratch that the reflex of cough causes.

Seems that the 2 times you have seen traces of blood were episodes close to each other which means that the blood was from the same small damage.

So I want to reassure you to not worry about it. Unless you start having more episodes of bleeding. In this case you should think of following it up.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,
Dr. Klarida Papaqako, General & Family Physician
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What causes discomfort in the epigastric region, dizziness, lack of energy and weight loss?

Brief Answer: Weight loss possibly from dehydration/ lack of fluids. Detailed Answer: Hello, I read carefully your question and I understand your concern. What you are describing seems like a muscular pain but also as a gastric pain. The fact that you are feeling better makes me think that you have lost the 3 Ibs because you need to drink more fluids. You have been sick for some time, your body is recovering and needs more fluids. If it was another problem you would not feel better. Anyway, since you have an appointment with your local doctor, it is good to do some tests, so you feel more confident about your health. A complete blood count would help to check for anemia. Also, try to avoid spicy and greasy foods, so you protect your stomach from getting worse. Hope this is helpful. Let me know if you need more clarifications. Regards, Dr. Klarida Papaqako, General & Family Physician