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I am a 31 year old male. I have been having joint pain in hips spine and neck for some time. I am having night sweats from waist down, being very tired, sick a few times, lost 10 lbs in the last month. I saw a rhuemotologist and had blood taken but nothing showed up. last few days I have had bad leg pain in the shin bones on each leg but different nights. The pain is a very bad ache in the bone and happens in late afternoons and in the night time. I am scared that it is Cancer b/c I have just not felt well for awhile. Any ideas or advice would be appreciated.
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replied June 28th, 2010
Unfortunately, many different types of illnesses can cause the symptoms that you describe, including some types of cancer and chronic infections. Therefore, it is really not possible for me to provide you with a diagnosis, as I am not involved with your care.

You might ask your doctor to refer you to an Infectious Diseases specialist for further evaluation.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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