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Hmm. All fevers are: "systemic" ie, they involve your whole body. They are absolutely detrimental - ie they can kill a person. That said, they are useful in terms of being a piece of data, or demonstrating a pattern, that can clue a doc into what is causing the fever. FUOs - fevers of unknown origin - are a diagnostic nightmare, scary for the patient to have to deal with, and generally but not always portend bad news. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a pituitary microadenoma. It is 3mm. The endo has ordered bloodwork, but she didn't think my low grade fevers were from that. It is small, but can it be causing numerous systemic problems?
I have cough, colds, slight fever and sore throat. I was examined by the doctor and diagnosed of systemic viral infection? How come?
Fever is a response: Something must have happened to you for the body to activate this immune defense. Although somewhat primitive, turning up the body temperature makes it harder for any invading germs to survive. A thorough history on where exactly u went, what exactly u did and what happened to u could reveal the source of the fever. If you're feeling ill, why not check in with your doc? Hope u feel better. ...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
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