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Are fevers considered a symptom of emotional shock?

Are fevers considered a symptom of emotional shock?

Fever: This would be rather unusual, but not impossible, although I am not at all sure what you mean by "emotional shock". Generally psychiatric conditions in which fever occurs may have underlying organic illnesses as their cause. My advice would be to see an infectious diseases expert if the fever persists. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


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Why is fever such a common symptom in people with diseases?

Why is fever such a common symptom in people with diseases?

Fever: Inherited reaction to things that make us sick and may help kill the bad bugs. Great discussion at wikipedia. Give it a try before coming here. ...Read more

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I get feverish every time I return from a long bus or train journey and the fever usually lasts for a day or two. What does this symptom suggest?

I get feverish every time I return from a long bus or train journey and the fever usually lasts for a day or two. What does this symptom suggest?

Inflammation: Feeling feverish after a long trip does not necessarily indicate an infection but most likely an inflammatory condition or possibly an allergic condition and so I would verify your temperature with a thermometer and look for any other signs of respiratory problems such as cough source of breath wheezing ...Read more

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Is fever a symptom of leukocytosis?

Is fever a symptom of leukocytosis?

Signs of infection: Fever (temperature greater than 100.6 measured with a thermometer) and leukocytosis (increased white blood cells on a cbc) are both signs of infection. ...Read more

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How common is fever as a symptom for diverticulitis?

How common is fever as a symptom for diverticulitis?

Common.: A low grade temperature (high 99s to 100s) is common with diverticulitis. Usually people have left lower abdominal pain (70% of people). It is sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting (20-60%), constipation (50%), or diarrhea (25-35%). However, if you have no fever, but have all the other symptoms, see your doctor, because you can still have diverticulitis without a temperature! Cheers! ...Read more

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What if you don't have fever as a symptom does that mean you don't have cystitis?

What if you don't have fever as a symptom does that mean you don't have cystitis?

No relation: Cystitis is an inflamed bladder due to infection that can be painful and it can become a serious health problem if the infection spreads to your kidneys. It may also occur as a reaction to certain drugs, radiation therapy or potential irritants, such as feminine hygiene spray, spermicidal jellies or long-term use of a catheter. Cystitis may also occur as a complication of another illness. ...Read more

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Are pins and needles a symptom of q fever?

Are pins and needles a symptom of q fever?

Rare: Neurologic manifestations of q-fever are uncommon outside of headache, and usually present as aseptic meningitis or encephalomyelitis, but symptoms of peripheral findings like "pins and needles" have been reported, although very rarely. ...Read more

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Is respiratory alkalosis a symptom of fevers?

Is respiratory alkalosis a symptom of fevers?

No: Respiratory alkalosis is not a symptom. It is a rise in the blood ph that occurs when you breath fast. That often happens in illnesses that also cause fever. So it's a manifestation of the underlying illness, not a "symptom" of fever. ...Read more

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Is fever a symptom of aortic disection or aneurysm?

Is fever a symptom of aortic disection or aneurysm?

Yes: Yes but acute sudden onset of chest pain is the most important symptom also findings on cardiac auscultation and blood pressure readings. What is your concern? Read this http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/442902_3 ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is a pain in a joint a symptom while a fever is not?

Can you tell me how is a pain in a joint a symptom while a fever is not?

Symptoms and signs: A symptom is experienced by the patient. This could include joint pain, or the symptoms of fever, such as having chills, sweats, or simply feeling feverish.

A sign is an objective finding detectable by examining the patient. This could include inflammation of a joint, or an elevated temperature measured by a thermometer.

Thus fever is both a symptom and a sign. ...Read more

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What could be the reasons why you can have flu without fever? Is it a symptom of having a problem with the immune system?

What could be the reasons why you can have flu without fever? Is it a symptom of having a problem with the immune system?

Everyone is differen: Viral infection affects people in different ways. Some people may not even have symptoms, others become very ill. The fever is the result of the body mounting an immune response to the viral invasion and may possibly be related to how much is viral load is as well as how the body handles the invasion. ...Read more

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My 3 year old girl is having 100.5 fever only is it normal to have only fever and not any other symptom and what should I give her?

Fevers have a cause: My experience with this both as a father and as a doctor is that ear infections are commonly the cause of otherwise unexplainable symptoms and fever. Kids and fevers do not mix well so getting him seen soon would be best. ...Read more

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Can you have meningitis with only a mild to moderate fever? I have every other classic symptom and there's a wnv epidemic in my town.

Can you have meningitis with only a mild to moderate fever? I have every other classic symptom and there's a wnv epidemic in my town.

Definitely!: Meningitis can be caused by bacteria, viruses or other agents that can cause inflammation of the layer surrounding your central nervous system called the meninges. Bacterial meningitis is what we typically think of when one experiences a high fever. Other causes such as some viruses, can result in low grade fevers. ...Read more

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4 y-old gets a fever after swimming in our community pool. Only her. She gets it the same night and lasts a few days. No other symptom? 4th time now.

4 y-old gets a fever after swimming in our community pool. Only her. She gets it the same night and lasts a few days. No other symptom? 4th time now.

Fever: Something is wrong, please take your daughter to your pediatrician to make sure she ok, speak with the pool manager about the safety of the pool water & if they are checking the water regularly for PH & for bacterial contamination. I would take a sample of that water to the pediatrician to see if it can be checked for bacteria. Please don't let your 4 yr old go in that pool until checked ...Read more

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Could severe fever and vomiting be a symptom of herpes?

Could severe fever and vomiting be a symptom of herpes?

Fever: At the time of initial Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 infection a person may have fever, weakness, sore throat, painful lesions (most often on lips, around mouth, gums, tongue, cheeks), swollen & /or painful lymph nodes in neck. There may be a gray coating on the tongue. A first exposure to herpes simplex II virus can cause fever, chills, headache, feeling generally ill and weakness of muscles. ...Read more

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No fever or any other symptom. Pain is also vanishing, only cough is there. And I am also getting into depression due to my illness. Please help me?

No fever or any other symptom. Pain is also vanishing, only cough is there. And I am also getting into depression due to my illness. Please help me?

Cough: Where was the pain vanishing now? How long the cough? either productive or not. Need more information
If you have only nonproductive cough allergy and asthma need to be considered. ...Read more

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Can a low grade fever of 99-99.8 for a week be a symptom of early pregnancy? My period isn't due for a few days & OTC pregnancy tests are negative?

Can a low grade fever of 99-99.8 for a week be a symptom of early pregnancy? My period isn't due for a few days & OTC pregnancy tests are negative?

Ovulation: If you are taking your temperature first thing in the morning, a slight increase in your basal body temperature after day 14-16 of your cycle indicates ovulation. You may or may not have conceived. ...Read more

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Gastroenteritis: fever and mild cramps only symptom, what to do?

Gastroenteritis: fever and mild cramps only symptom, what to do?

Mild gastroenteritis: Can occur. One option: start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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Infection from dermabond wound. They have to have more than one symptom? My son has a fever. He's also teething 19 months old

Infection from dermabond wound. They have to have more than one symptom? My son has a fever. He's also teething 19 months old

Take him to doctor: If the wound appears red, swollen, feels like it has liquid, draining or smells bad it may be infected. This type of infection can cause a fever. Take him back to where he had the wound repaired so that they can evaluate him. Many times just a small little piece needs to be opened for drainage. I would not delay on having him evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Is general malaise a typical symptom of pregnancy? I'm 6 weeks and have felt like I'm coming down with something. Achy all over but no fever...

Is general malaise a typical symptom of pregnancy? I'm 6 weeks and have felt like I'm coming down with something. Achy all over but no fever...

Well...: You might just be coming down with something, that happens to pregnant women too. Many pregnant women express fatigue/ sleepiness, low energy in the first trimester - but you can still get sick for all the usual reasons too. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I started with an intense fever yesterday which kept me up most of the night. The only other major symptom is a headache. When do I decide I need to go see a Doctor?

I started with an intense fever yesterday which kept me up most of the night. The only other major symptom is a headache. When do I decide I need to go see a Doctor?

Soon: You have intense fever and headache needs to be checked by your doctor. We don't know how high your fever is. But it will be a good idea to get it checked. It might be a viral infection like Influenza or something else ...Read more

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Will fever be a symptom of kidney complication other than kidney infection?

Will fever be a symptom of kidney complication other than kidney infection?

Yes: Fever indicates inflammation. Infection is just one of the causes of that. Allergic reactions in the kidney (called interstitial nephritis) can cause a fever too. The list is long. ...Read more

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Watery green like diherria and cramps and fever is an early prenant symptom?

Watery green like diherria and cramps and fever is an early prenant symptom?

No: Though early pregnancy may cause mild temperature rise from the increased hormones, the diarrhoea and cramps are abnormal symptoms. You have some form of gastroentertis- could be viral or bacterial. How high is fever? Nausea/v. As it associated with fever, need to get stool studies done to r/o bacterial causes before otc-imodium, Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) are tried. Improve hydration- otc pedialyte and h2o.See docr. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I am having fever for the past six days. Does it is a symptom of endocarditis?

Hi doctor, I am having fever for the past six days. Does it is a symptom of endocarditis?

Possibly: Mitral valve prolapse is a major risk factor for the development of infective endocarditis. You should be seen by an infectious diseases expert and subjected to a full detailed evaluation. Do not wait on this. Time of diagnosis and appropriate therapy may determine the need for future cardiac surgery. Yes, you may have endocarditis. E. ...Read more

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I have high fever & chills specially at night, is the high fever is a symptom of the emotional trauma?

I have high fever & chills specially at night, is the high fever is a symptom of the emotional trauma?

Not likely: Fever is not generally a result of emotional states of any kind. Fever and chills usually indicate an infection, and sometimes are a signal of lymphoma or other cancers. See a doctor, tell him/her about the fever and chills, and get an evaluation. ...Read more

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