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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Low Grade Fever (Definition)

Low grade fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is mildly high, about 99-100.5 degrees. Many medical conditions and mild colds/flus can ...Read more


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What can cause a low grade fever every 7 to 10 days?

What can cause a low grade fever every 7 to 10 days?

Need more info: What's low grade? Recurring fever is usually a sign of a significant problem, especially if you have other symptoms or problems. Some infections such as malaria can do this, relapsing mediterranean fever (rare). Some inflammatory condition even like rheumatoid arthritis can do it. Some cancers like lymphoma come to mind. If you feel fine, some people just have higher 'normal" temperatures. ...Read more

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Low grade fever every day for 3 weeks 97.0 and 99.5?

Low grade fever every day for 3 weeks 97.0 and 99.5?

Fever: Fever is a sign of infection usually. Most viral illnesses will resolve on their own in 2-3 days but ongoing fevers even low grade should not be taken lightly. Go see your physician now to determine the cause ...Read more

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Is it possible for low igg1, 2, 4 to cause cyclical chills/low grade fever every 5th day on the dot? Every other test is negative.

Is it possible for low igg1, 2, 4 to cause cyclical chills/low grade fever every 5th day on the dot?  Every other test is negative.

More to this...: While igg deficiency can predispose you to infection and other symptoms, it probably doesn't explain your symptoms. Although the tests you have had done are negative, it is quite possible that you there are additional tests that would shed light on this. Evaluation by an infectious disease specialist, hematologist, and immunologist might be useful. ...Read more

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19, been sick for 3 days, low grade fever every day, stuffy nose, almost uncontrollable cough, taking Motrin, why won't my fever go away tho?

19, been sick for 3 days, low grade fever every day, stuffy nose, almost uncontrollable cough, taking Motrin, why won't my fever go away tho?

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can check to see if there is a bad cold (viral infection), a strep throat (bacterial, needs antibiotics), a sinus infection, allergies in the nose and sinuses, infection or wheezing in the lungs (might need asthma treatment or antibiotics), etc... Usually, fever more than 3 days can mean influenza, or can be another bacterial or viral infection. ...Read more

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Low grade fever every few nights, bloody stools, & can feel a bit of agitation in the colon. Do i need to see a doctor? What tests would they do?

Low grade fever every few nights, bloody stools, & can feel a bit of agitation in the colon. Do i need to see a doctor? What tests would they do?

Please PCP: Low grade fever and bloody stools need to be evaluated. Your doc might send you for fecal exam/culture if needed, complete blood panel, may be culture or other blood tests depending on your diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am suffering from low grade fever at every night which goes off by taking brufen it is happening from last 7 days?

I am suffering from low grade fever at every night which goes off by taking brufen it is happening from last 7 days?

Check Up: Any abnormal health event that lasts more than a week should be reviewed with your MD. A good exam is needed to help determine the cause. Make sure to inform your MD if you live in a dorm setting or have had recent travel especially if outside the USA. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do I get a low grade fever and headache every day gradual onset starting at around 4:30pm?

Why do I get a low grade fever and headache every day gradual onset starting at around 4:30pm?

Fatigue: Symptoms may be due to fatigue after a whole days work. See your doctor for a workup. ...Read more

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Gf hashad mysterious illness for 4+yrs. Lost lots of weight and has low grade fever almost every day +constantly fatigued. Seen 12± drs no answers?

Gf hashad mysterious illness for 4+yrs.  Lost lots of weight and has low grade fever almost every day +constantly fatigued.  Seen 12± drs no answers?

Need more info: If she has really seen a dozen doctors and they have not solved this, there is no way in which a diagnosis can be made without a detailed history, physical exam and review of all prior records. If she really has fevers (temp >100f) and can document the weight loss would suggest that she see an infectious diseases expert. Sounds ill and needs full evaluation. Hope she is better soon. ...Read more

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I have had a low grade fever (99.0-100°) every day for at least a month. Ibuprofen only brings it down to 99ish. Usually around 99.8°.

I have had a low grade fever (99.0-100°) every day for at least a month. Ibuprofen only brings it down to 99ish. Usually around 99.8°.

Fever?: I have had a low grade fever (99.0-100°) every day for at least a month. Ibuprofen only brings it down to 99ish. Usually around 99.8°. ANS: I would check with a good mercury thermometer and discuss with your Dr. The most accurate body temperature can be obtained by peeing into an insulated cup and measure the temp of you pee immediately. ...Read more

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Had white count of over 15.5 for 4 years or more. Now vomiting every day for 2 months. No energy. Hot then cold. Low grade fever for a long time.

FUO: Would need more info to comment helpfully. If you have actually had fevers (temps reaching 100f or failing to get as low as 98.6 in 24 hr periods) you have a fever of undetermined origin, and there are dozens or more potential diagnoses, most non-infectious, but the person to see about this would be an infectious diseases expert. This is their bread and butter. Good luck. Try dr. Eugene speck. ...Read more

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I've had a low-grade fever for 3 months with esr>100. Every test under the sun (infections, connective tissue disorders, cancer) has turned up negative. Is it ok to just ignore & wait and see now?

I've had a low-grade fever for 3 months with esr>100.  Every test under the sun (infections, connective tissue disorders, cancer) has turned up negative.  Is it ok to just ignore & wait and see now?

Chronic illness : Low grade fever and ESR greater than 100 is of concern and could be due to several reason including occult sepsis, inflammatory disorders, malignancies, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis to name a few . You need to be thoroughly investigated .You seem to have detailed work up with negative results .Do consult with a rheumatologist and an infectious disease specialist for further detailed evaluation. ...Read more

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Every month, after my period STOPS, I get body aches and low grade fever. I'm very tired during this time too. This lasts 2-5 days. Ideas?

Every month, after my period STOPS, I get body aches and low grade fever. I'm very tired during this time too. This lasts 2-5 days. Ideas?

Try birth control: See an Obgyn and see if you are a candidate for continuous birth control where we suppress the menstrual cycle. If your symptoms occur after your cycle doing this may solve the problem. ...Read more

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Every month, usually soon after my period, I get body aches and low grade fever. I'm very tired during this time too. This lasts 2-5 days. Ideas?

Every month, usually soon after my period, I get body aches and low grade fever. I'm very tired during this time too. This lasts 2-5 days. Ideas?

Probable hormonal: It is unusual to have a true fever during a menses but not uncommon to have hot flashes and sensitivity in warm environs. This is often called PMS. The culprit is hormonal changes and diminished estrogen, most likely. Normal control of your cycle with birth control pills typically will resolve this as well other options. If you have a true fever greater than 100.4 there may be an infection. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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