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Long-term effects of COVID

Long-term effects of COVID


Cardiovascular:Blood clots, stroke, chest pain, palpitations (strong, fast, or irregular heartbeat), other heart problems

Systemic:Fatigue, worsening symptoms after mental or physical activity, fever, chills, flushing, sweats, pain

Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat:Sore throat, tinnitus, visual symptoms, hearing loss

Musculoskeletal:Joint pain, muscle pain and aches

Genitourinary:Kidney problems, menstruation changes

Neuropsychiatric:Difficulty thinking or concentrating (“brain fog”), headache, sleep problems, dizziness, pins-and-needles feelings, changes in smell or taste, depression or anxiety

Gastrointestinal:Abdominal pain, nausea, reflux, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite

Respiratory:Cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath

Dermatological:Hair loss, COVID toe, skin rashes

Review Date 2/22/2023

Updated by: Frank D. Brodkey, MD, FCCM, Associate Professor, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.