I am a 43 year old male, decent shape, 5'11", 155 lbs, run 3-4 days per week, 4 miles per. I have fatigue, left shoulder pain, weakness in left arm and hand, swollen-small lumps in left side of neck. I just got over a bad cold that I think turned to brochitis due to the amount of junk I coughed up 3 weeks after the cold went away. I still have a dry cough, as well a possible sinus infection. I am going today for a sinus ct scan, as I do have chronic sinus infections. My main concern here is the fatigue,left shoulder pain, weakness in left arm, tingling left pinky and ring finger, weakness in left hand, sometimes weakness in my left leg, and lumps in neck. I do have a concern of ALS or MS being the problem? What kind of advise can you give me?
I agree with the CT scan of the sinuses. Any upper respiratory infection can lead to the enlarged lymph nodes on the neck. If it persists, a biopsy can be considered to exclude lymphoma.
Any neurological condition can lead to some of the weakness you describe. An MRI would rule out things like MS and possibly ALS. You can also consider an EMG or nerve conduction study as well to further evaluate the tingling for any peripheral nerve dysfunction.
A referral to a neurologist is recommended.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
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