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What Is A Low Grade Infection
UTI: HI. A low grade bladder infection is a form of urinary infection, can happen without other issues and often occurs with sexual activitiy. Lots of fluids, cranberry j and Tylenol 650 mg po q 4 hrs for pain. See your MD for a urine and culture to see if bacteria is there requiring antibiotics as well. See MD/GYN. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Not sure: Need more information to be able to answer. Fever is often associated with many infections, including viral. Different viruses cause different problems and different symptoms. The amount of fever usually does not suggest a particular infection. If it is very high in a child that is not acting sick, it can be a common childhood virus. "low fever virus" is really not a classification of viruses. ...Read more
See below...: Generally speaking, lymphoma is a type of cancer that occurs in lymph nodes and other organs containing lymphoid tissue. Low grade lymphoma is a category that encompasses several types of lymphoma that are not aggressive and usually behave in a mild manner. Many times these low-grade lymphomas are not even treated (watchful waiting) but other times chemotherapy is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped if you had provided the actual values. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Many types...: Lymphoma consists of >50 subtypes. Lymphoma can be divided/dichotomized into groups such as: 1) hodgkin lymphoma (hl)/non-hl (nhl), 2) t-/b-cell, 3) agressive/indolent. There are other divisions, but that is a start. "low grade" or indolent lymphomas can be multiple subtypes. The most common is follicular lymphoma. Treatment options range from "active observation" to Rituximab to chemo to sct. ...Read more
Poor Expression: I hear this expression very often. In peediatrics, any temperature under 100.5f is considered normal. Over is considered elevated.The "low grade" expression refers to elevations over 98.6f of a degree or 2. These are not really "fevers". ...Read more
Any infection: Some individuals do not mound a good immune response to infections so they do not get a rise in temperature. It is just as concerning to start getting a low temperature with chills. In the hospital nurses start warm IVs to return the temperature. As you die the temperature falls. See a doctor to get treatment before it becomes life threatening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable diagnosis: This could be a due to a number of things.Proper treatment would require an identification of the cause through exam and testing before a treatment plan could be formulated. The eosinophils are up some in allergies, up a lot in some parasite infections, and very high in some blood disorders. The plan should originate from the doc who knows the kid the best, or his/her referral source. ...Read more
What is the normal rate of tumor progression from a low grade to a high grade especially if already at stage IV ..
No relation: We mislead by inferring that grade changes, or that if it is lower grade, it's "caught early". Stage and staging agreement that size, location, invasiveness; nodes; presence or absence declare what the cancer has already done when first diagnosed. People mistake progression as a change in stage, it's progressed stage ii not stg iii. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many: Lots of viruses can cause a high fever - influenza (flu) is one of them. Colds can cause fevers too. So can the "stomach flu" - which are often viruses. Having a fever or the number that it reaches isn't in and of itself a cause for concern. Doctors are more concerned with why a fever is happening. ...Read more
What range is considered fever using the ear thermometer in a 1 year old? Is it true that 102 is low grade and only 104 higher is urgent?
102: The ear, or tympanic , thermometer is pretty accurate, so the 102 is likely 102. If it goes higher in a one-year old I would suggest calling your pediatrician to see if an ER visit is appropriate. Push fluids to keep baby hydrated, like water or Pedialyte; consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin according to package instructions to bring fever down. If baby gets lethargic, go to ER ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Moderate is one of those words which may have different interpretations for different people. Much will depend upon your age, your baseline temperatures, etc. But in general, 102.5 seems moderate and anything above that high. ...Read more
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