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What disease can cause a random bald spot, sharp pain in the side of the throat and random bumps on his chest?

Asked by QuartersleeveNV (18points) May 29th, 2010

My friend woke up with a bald spot on his scalp under his hair, he has also been having sharp stabbing pains in the side of his neck, and lastly he gets the bumps on his chest that come and goes. He’s had diarrhea for a week and a headache for about 5 days. What could be wrong with him?

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MissA's avatar

The only thing that I can think of, is perhaps a thyroid condition. But, his best bed is to seek a professional. His symptoms seem extreme.

QuartersleeveNV's avatar

he smokes cigarettes by the way

Merriment's avatar

Lyme Disease could cause those symptoms.

jrpowell's avatar

Emergency Room ASAP.

loser's avatar

That could be caused by a lot of different things. Have a doctor check it out.

augustlan's avatar

He should probably go to the ER now. Diarrhea for a week is not good.

MissAnthrope's avatar

I echo the ER suggestion, or at the very least a regular doctor’s appointment. If I had all those symptoms, I would not be waiting to see what happened. It sounds kind of freaky and scary! Hope he’s okay.

skfinkel's avatar

I have no clue, but checking with a doctor would seem to be a good idea.

cazzie's avatar

Yeah, it sounds like something could be wrong with his thyroid. Most types of thyroid cancer arent’ the type that spread…. just the nature of how the thyroid works. There are the parathyroids as well and they are bit trickier, causing odd things to happen with calcium levels, from what I remember.

Thyroid cancer or nodules can increase the production of T4 and T3 and cause loose bowels, sweatiness, shaking and hair loss and I’ve even heard of dental caries because the mouth is dry and it causes an abundance of bacteria and they decay the teeth in the dry environment. If it does turn out to be an over active thyroid, encourage him to see a dentist within the year.

It’s a very quick test to see how his thyroid levels are doing. If there are anomalies, to get a better picture, they do an Iodine uptake test with a tiny amount of special radioactive iodine.

Encourage a doctor’s visit this week ASAP. He may even have to see a specialist, so the sooner the ball gets rolling, the better!

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