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What are the chances of me having a life threatening ailment? last week i woke up with conjuctivitis, after about 3 days it went away. the last day of the conjuctivitis i had a fever(it felt low, i didn't check my temperature), head ache, and body aches.

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
Without : Without knowing more about your medical condition, i would suspect that the symptoms you describe are your body's response to a viral infection. Certainly there are many viruses that can cause enlargement of the lymph nodes, also known as adenopathy. Conjunctivitis may be caused by a viral infection, such as a cold, acute respiratory infection, or disease such as measles, herpes simplex, or herpes zoster. Symptoms may last anywhere from several days to two weeks. Infection with an adenovirus, however, may also cause a significant amount of pus-like discharge and a scratchy, foreign body-type of sensation in the eye. This may also be accompanied by swelling and tenderness of the lymph nodes near the ear. If the symptoms do not resolve in 7-10 days, or if your condition worsens, you should seek medical attention.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Can't say: Sounds like you have a viral syndrome affecting your sense of well being. These usually pass in 7-10 days, but some can last many weeks. As long as you are getting better with general supportive measures like drinking plenty of fluids, rest, pain reliever, etc., i would maintain optimism. As far as having a life threatening ailment, this is not likely, but difficult to answer. You would need exam.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
A cold: Everyone has had a cold or two some time in his life and you are no exception . Unless you have more than 4 colds a year, i won't lose sleep over health issues. (in young children, they average 4-8 colds a year according to some publications) having said that, no one can predict the future with precision.

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