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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Intermittent Fever

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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What is the cause of sudden fever intermittent in patient with renal failure?

What is the cause of sudden fever intermittent in patient with renal failure?

Need a lot more info: You've given too little detail, so you'll need to provide us with more. When you say renal failure, do you mean end-stage renal disease, acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, or something else? What other things are happening with the patient besides the occasional fever? What region of the world is the patient in? Any other concomitant illnesses? How high is the fever? ...Read more

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What could cause an intermittent low grade fever (99.2-101 mostly) for a month? Going to pediatrician this week about this.

What could cause an intermittent low grade fever (99.2-101 mostly) for a month? Going to pediatrician this week about this.

Multiple causes: Fever for 1 month without a clear cause fall under the umbrella term Fever of Unknown Origin. The evaluation requires in depth history and thorough physical. Other required tests and procedures will be at the discretion of your pediatrician. An accurate account of your child's history to include travel, exposures, other symptoms and any treatment before / since fever will be invaluable to your MD. ...Read more

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A man have intermittent high grade of fever with chills for two days, malarial test are negative.He has flanks pain also.What cause of it and treatment?

A man have intermittent high grade of fever with chills for two days, malarial test are negative.He has flanks pain also.What cause of it and treatment?

Kidney problem: He probably has pyelonephritis, or kidne infection. He needs to have his urine tested, and possibly blood tests, and may also need ct scan of abdomen. Its treated with antibiotics, orally or intravenously, depending on patient's condition. ...Read more

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Intermittent high grade fever with sweating and chills on 18yrz old boy for a week? What is the main cause? NB: Malaria and typhoid tests ne

Intermittent high grade fever with sweating and chills on 18yrz old boy for a week? What is the main cause?  
NB: Malaria and typhoid tests ne

Infection?: The main cause for unexplained fever is infection and sometimes it's hard to identify the focus. If fever continues, he may need a thorough work up in the hospital, including blood and other fluid cultures, scans, ultrasounds and a work up for other infrequent causes of fever, such as autoimmune diseases and tumors. ...Read more

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Intermittent low grade fever daily for past months. Had sinus surgery, lasting cough, recent diagnosis of gallstones. What is the cause? Exaustion?

Intermittent low grade fever daily for past months. Had sinus surgery, lasting cough, recent diagnosis of gallstones. What is the cause? Exaustion?

Not normal: To have low grade fever for the past months. U need to be well examined by an internist who should look for all possibilities that could cause low grade fever. ...Read more

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On right side, an inch from my navel, sometimes sore intermittent pain & periodic gas. Something to worry about? Poss. cause? No fever, vomit, etc.

On right side, an inch from my navel, sometimes sore intermittent pain & periodic gas.  Something to worry about?  Poss. cause?  No fever, vomit, etc.

See your physician: This Q & A box is not designed for diagnosis, which isn't possible with such limited information. Best advice is to see your physician if you are concerned about any new and persistent symptoms. It would not be helpful for me to list all the possible causes of abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Cause of enlarged mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes? Chest CT clear apart from nodes. Chronic dry cough, breathless, intermittent fevers and lethargy?

Cause of enlarged mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes? Chest CT clear apart from nodes. Chronic dry cough, breathless, intermittent fevers and lethargy?

Infection vs tumor: Usually enlarged mediastinal and hilar nodes can represent granulomatous infection such as tuberculosis. In southwest coccidiodomycosis, in midwest brucellosis. Sometimes depends on age and immune system of individual. Most lymphomas either Hodgkins or Nonhodgkins can produce mediastinal and hilar nodes.Should seek physician for work up and therapy. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause intermittent episodes if forehead swelling, abdominal swelling, eye pain, and neck pain?... I also suffer from sinus .. No fever

Can anxiety cause intermittent episodes if forehead swelling, abdominal swelling, eye pain, and neck pain?... I also suffer from sinus .. No fever

No: It cannot. Something is physically wrong. Please consult with your family doctor. Most likely related to sinuses and allergies. Best wishes. It could also easily be more than one thing. ...Read more

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