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I've had periodic body/joint/head aches, chills, sweating and a low fever for 3 yrs now, what could this be?

I've had periodic body/joint/head aches, chills, sweating and a low fever for 3 yrs now, what could this be?

Various causes: List of possibilities can be a bit scary; before reading on, keep in mind that periodic symptoms can be from unrelated seasonal viral infections. Other possibilities: infection (eg. Tb), auto-immune disease (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus), vasculitis (blood vessel inflammation), endocarditis (infection of heart valve), immune deficiency (hiv, bone marrow). Well worthwhile getting a check-up. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Been vomiting for the past 12 hours with head aches, body aches, low grade fever but no coughing or cold sweats like the flu. No pcp or insurance

Been vomiting for the past 12 hours with head aches, body aches, low grade fever but no coughing or cold sweats like the flu.  No pcp or insurance

Vomiting: You have viral or flu like symptoms. Get electrolye replacement fluid for your vomiting. If your symptoms get worse, go to the er at once for help. ...Read more

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Fever of 102.0, cold, body aches, head aches, blurred vision, nasel congestion. E.R?

Fever of 102.0, cold, body aches, head aches, blurred vision, nasel congestion. E.R?

Flu: The answer as to er sounds like you have the flu. Generally rest fluids and tylenol (acetaminophen) to treat body aches and temperature. ...Read more

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Last night I had a fever, chills, body and head aches, and frequent urination I thought I had the flu but when I woke up I felt better. Why?

Last night I had a fever, chills, body and head aches, and frequent urination I  thought I had the flu but when I woke up I felt better. Why?

Immunity vs Detox: A purely medical explanation would be that you actually did have a viral infection and you have a strong immune system. An alternative explanation might be that your body was "detoxifying". Those toxins had accumulated in your body, and were now being released. As they were released from your cells (because you did something that allowed them to be released, such as rest!), you had symptoms. ...Read more

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The last two days i have had fever of 103, body aches, nausea, cough, dull headaches. Today no symptoms except a knot has came up on the back right side of my head. Any ideas?

The last two days i have had fever of 103, body aches, nausea, cough, dull headaches. Today no symptoms except a knot has came up on the back right side of my head. Any ideas?

A virus: It sounds like a viral infection that is resolving, and the lump is likely a lymph node. If you begin to worsen, or the lump doesn't go away (or continues to grow) you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Body/head aches dizziness and fever while vacationing in hot cimate. What might it be?

Body/head aches dizziness and fever while vacationing in hot cimate. What might it be?

Flulike symptoms: Many vacationers are exposed to pathogens (bacterial or viral), especially in areas where sanitation does not meet 'western' standards--island resorts, for example. While the virus (or bacteria) is seldom identified, most find the disease 'runs it course'. Even in the usa, these outbreaks can and do happen. If no improvement over 3 to 5 days, visit a doctor. ...Read more

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Head neasua diahera body ache and fever with headache and can't keep warm what is going on with me?

Head neasua diahera body ache and fever with headache and can't keep warm what is going on with me?

This year: There are several new norovirus strains going around, as well as a nasty inluenza virus (although your gi) symptoms speak against influenza. See you doc soon (today), drink plenty of fluids, and don't forget to eat in small amounts. If you can't keep any food or fluids in, go to the er. ...Read more

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Light headed high fever headaches and body aches. Fever is 103 what could this be and what should he take?

Light headed high fever headaches and body aches. Fever is 103 what could this be and what should he take?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes, neck & the back of my head. Headache, fever, body aches.. What can this all be? :-(

Swollen  lymph  nodes, neck & the back of my head. Headache, fever, body aches.. What can this all be? :-(

Depends: You really should be seen by your md. The symptoms described could be associated witha number of ailments. It is likely a viral infection, but not necessarily. Your age and your description would lead me to test for mononucleosis (epstein-barr virus), but any number of infections can present with your symptoms. See your doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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