WASHINGTON (7News) — A recent study shows there are more than 200 long COVID-19 symptoms identified so far. However, those symptoms might indicate other ailments.
7News Anchor Adrianna Hopkins asked Dr. Alexandra Yonts of Children’s National Hospital how you can tell the difference.
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"That is one of the challenges in diagnosing and really even realizing you have long covid. It boils down to talking to your doctor and seeing if there’s something else causing your symptoms. Which is challenging for fatigue, but may be easier for something like fevers that are intermittent. But if it ends up being persistent for 12 weeks or impacts your living that meets the standard for long COVID diagnosis," said Yonts.
Yonts said some physicians don’t acknowledge long COVID exists. She says you have to advocate for yourself and encourages you to find a doctor who listens to you, validates your concerns and provides the treatment.
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