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Fever For Over A Month
Fever: Any fever is a good reason to see a doctor. Make sure to check your temperature to confirm fever (>100 F degree). Even with low grade fever (less than 100 F degree) but having night sweat, chills, body ache, it can still indicate infection. See your doctor to rule out infection, and evaluate other causes. ...Read more
Night sweats, constant fever for over a month. Dr ordered blood tests. Including bone. What might she be looking for?
My 2 yr old son has had a high fever for over a month now. He has 1 kidney and high thyroid levels, what should I do?
Two clear X-rays after right lowerlobe pneumonia and atelectasis. Still pain in that right lung daily and low grade fever for over 1 month. What now?
Atelectasis....: Atelectasis, which is when there is collapse of the small airways in the lungs, could account for your symptoms. If you get an incentive spirometer, and use it every hour while awake, the atelectasis will resolve faster. So, see your doctor and get an incentive spirometer. Your doctor can show you how to use it! And, if you smoke, you need to quit ASAP to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more
+ test for h.Pylori. Am on two antibiotics, 1 antacid and 1 anti-nausea. Low grade fever for over a month. Taking hida test friday but started getting very dizzy today. What should I do until friday?
Good question, but..: Your test results are incomplete and possibly inconclusive relative to your present distress. You need further evaluation ; possibly a different approach to treatment. Only your doctor has a complete picture of your results ; exam thus far, so please alert him/her to your present concerns. The er and/or a second opinion are always options if you feel unsatisfied or your condition is deteriorating. ...Read more
Unlikely: Acute cholecystitis is an illness that resembles acute appendicitis, which doesn't last 2 months. Cholangitis, an inflammation of the biliary ducts, is another febrile illness but with a more malignant course not lasting 2 months either. I suspect another cause for your subfebrile illness. ...Read more
Can taking too much synthroid (thyroxine) cause a persistent low grade fever (just over 100 F for months, no illness but fatigue and sleeping more than usual)?
Throat swollen to point affecting swallowing and breathing. Fever off/on for over month. Er states viral. How long can a virus last?
Unusual: It is unusual for a viral throat infection lasting a month. See a ENT specialist who may be able to identify the problem. ...Read more
See her doctor.: Your niece should be seen by her doctor. The doctor will examine her and may be able to tell what is wrong by that exam. If not, they may order some lab tests to help with the diagnosis. Your niece should also drink extra fluids, rest and take a fever reducer (acetaminophen or ibuprofen) if she is uncomfortable from the fever. ...Read more
If an infection is suspected, a possibility is something called mycoplasma pneumonia which can present as an ongoing cold with or without fever.
Could be something other than an infection too, such as asthma, allergic bronchitis, or other issue. Have it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
Fever that comes and goes for past one month. The temperature usually varies from 37.4 to 37.7 c. What is this?
Normal: Your body temperature varies during the course of a day from lowest very early in the am when your steroid levels are highest, to late in the day when they are lowest and the body temperature goes up. If this keeps up and you have any other symptoms, go see a doctor and get evaluated. Sounds like a change that needs explanation. ...Read more
I've been running fevers between 99.5° & 102.8° on and off for over a month now. No explanation, no other symptoms. Normal temp is 96.8°-97.2°?
See MD ASAP: For a temperature that high -- expecially 102 or higher -- you've gone far too long already without medical care. There are too many possible causes to even guess; the source may be suspected depending on other symptoms. In any case, it could be serious. See your doctor this week for sure. Good luck! ...Read more
My almost 7 month old has had on going fevers for three days the highest one was 102.2. Is it ok to take her outside for fresh air. Well that help?
Possible roseola: If you would like to take your child outside, I get the impression that she is playful despite the high fever. She may be incubating roseola, where kids run a fever for three days and then break out in a rash after the fever breaks. When you go out keep her away from other children. ...Read more
Since last month when I feel hot or have some physical activity I get fever 37.7 up to 38 for few min only then it go with no medication. Is this fever?
Periodic fever: Children and adolescents with a few consecutive days of fever every month for many months, say at least 6, may not have a series of viruses, but a periodic fever syndrome. This is a tough diagnosis to make and requires keeping records of the fevers and any associated symptoms. Fewer months, more likely to be viral. Fewer symptoms, less likely to be serious. ...Read more
Maybe not abnormal: Many people assume that 98.6F (or 37.0C) is the maximum normal human body temperature. It's not. It's actually the average temperature in most people. Everybody's body temperature rises and falls during the day, with highest typically in the evening hours -- and 99.8 is within the proper range. Since you otherwise are well, probably nothing is wrong. But see your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more
Two months of low fevers and sharp intermittent pains, at first mostly left side, now also right side.
Persistent fever: Full examination and work up as soon as possible. ...Read more
5yro gets fevers every month & last weeks. No other sickness and they come out of the blue. Tests show she is "normal" but this isn't. What's going on?
Viruses: Kids on school age and preschoolers may get up to 1-2 cold a month. ...Read more