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Do people always run a high fever with a kidney infection?

Do people always run a high fever with a kidney infection?

Usually: Patients with pyelonephritis usually develop fever which lasts until after 3-4 days of effective antibiotic treatment. Elderly patients with pyelonephritis sometimes do not run fevers. ...Read more

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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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Does severe recurring imbatagio have anything to do with a high grade temp and or dehydration?

Does severe  recurring imbatagio have anything to do with a high grade temp and or dehydration?

Impetigo: Your impetigo may have developed severe infection which causes high fever and in turn dehydration see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Can you have a low grade fever with a cold?

Can you have a low grade fever with a cold?

Yes you can: The common cold (mild viral upper respiratory infection) is usually caused by the rhino or adeno virus. Common cold symptoms generally include cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, headache, and mild fever. However, a more acute onset and severe sxs including body aches and high fever is likely due to the flu (influenza virus). More persistent or severe sxs can be sign of a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Do you always run a fever with the flu?

Do you always run a fever with the flu?

Yes: First you need to be careful what you are calling the "flu". Many refer to stomach virus causing gastroenteritis as the flu and you may not run much fever with that but the true "flu" is really influenza which is a respiratory disease and almost always causes fever except in the extremely debilitated who may not be able mount much fever in response to a virus. ...Read more

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What could a high lymphocyte and low neutrpjils means if you have lupus?

Maybe nothing: These levels fluctuate wildly even from hour to hour, often with no obvious cause. They are never more than a small part of any medical puzzle ...Read more

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What to do in a child with high fever but no other sick symptoms yet?

What to do in a child with high fever but no other sick symptoms yet?

More info: How high is the temperature and how did you take it? How old is the child, are they in day care or otherwise exposed, who else in family is ill. If the fever is less than 104 f, the child is alert and without other symptoms would make them comfortable, keep them well hydrated and wait things out. If new symptoms develop email us back and will try to help. Hope they are better soon. ...Read more

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Might someone have malaria for 3 months and a low grade fever?

Might someone have malaria for 3 months and a low grade fever?

Yes: Yes, if you are in an area where it is endemic, but the fever is usually periodic(comes and goes). ...Read more

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Can sjogrens cause you to spike a fever as well as run a low grade one for a few days?

Can sjogrens cause you to spike a fever as well as run a low grade one for a few days?

Unexpected: Fever is not expected with sjogren's. A cold often causes the symptoms you have described. However if the problem persists for more than 10 days, then see your doctor to find out what may be causing your problem. ...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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What to do if I have the flu with a low grade fever, could I take a shower or is that a bad idea?

What to do if I have the flu with a low grade fever, could I take a shower or is that a bad idea?

Yes.: Yes. You can take a shower, it is healthy for you and those around you. Try to let the water run at room temperature or cooler. Avoid warm or hot water. ...Read more

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Dealing with all these symptoms of lupus with a positive Ana just not high enough to diagnose. How sick do I have to get to show in bloodwork?

Dealing with all these symptoms of lupus with a positive Ana just not high enough to diagnose. How sick do I have to get to show in bloodwork?

? Lupus: ANA isn't the only criterion, and some cases are seronegative, i.e. have normal ANA, you may very well don't have lupus. Kindly follow up with your doctor/rheumatologist, best wishes ...Read more

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When running with low iron, can you still get better? Or does it do no good to run tired?

When running with low iron, can you still get better? Or does it do no good to run tired?

What's severity?: Low iron causes iron deficiency anemia. It's just a matter of time before onset. Depending on how low iron is or how bad anemia is, running will be affected. However, there is no way that running will improve your anemia or somehow generate more iron. The real question is, why do you have low iron and how can we fix that? ...Read more

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Do you always have a fever with meningitis?

Do you always have a fever with meningitis?

Meningitis: While it is very uncommon not to have a fever with meningitis it can happen though rare. ...Read more

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Can you have extreme sweating with a kidney infection and if I have WBC count of 30 is that considered high.

It's high: If by '30' you mean 30, 000, that's extremely high. If you have a kidney infection, are sweating, and have a WBC of 30, 000, you should be seen by a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Lupus? Received positive 1:160 homogenous ANA. Familial history of lupus, breathing pain, extreme fatigue, joint pain, constant low grade fever

Lupus? Received positive 1:160 homogenous ANA. Familial history of lupus, breathing pain, extreme fatigue, joint pain, constant low grade fever

Cannot diagnose: This clinical history suggests a need for you to be seen by an astute clinician or even a rheumatologist. Need more info and further testing and examination before a diagnosis can be offered. What you describe can fit numerous conditions. Go soon and be evaluated. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Low grade fever, fatigue for 5 months. Rf 54, +ana, +blood in urine (comes and go. Rheumy ruled out lupus, ra, etc. Have appt. With urologist. Ideas?

Low grade fever, fatigue for 5 months. Rf 54, +ana, +blood in urine (comes and go. Rheumy ruled out lupus, ra, etc. Have appt. With urologist. Ideas?

Infec, stone, growth: It could be an infection, a stone or a growth. Nothing to do but walk it through. Sorry for the trouble, but get it done. You're on the right track. ...Read more

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In tumor fever without infection, is it normal to run a low grade fever 24 hours a day? Not on chemo or meds.

In tumor fever without infection, is it normal to run a low grade fever 24 hours a day? Not on chemo or meds.

Possibly: Other causes should be ruled out. Low-grade fever, though not uncommon, should be reported to your care team and can be managed medically. ...Read more

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My kids 3 & 5 are both coughing & running low grade fever. Whats the best medicine to help mostly with cough this without dr visit?

My kids 3 & 5 are both coughing & running low grade fever.  Whats the best medicine to help mostly with cough this without dr visit?

Antitussives: Codeine is the gold standard, but only by prescription. Use a preparation marked dm for dextromethorphan. In children, the recommended dose of dextromethorphan is 1 mg/kg/day divided into four doses, with a maximum daily dose of 30 mg for children aged 2 to 5 years. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of generally feeling ill? Like feeling like i'm running a low grade fever, but the thermometer reads normal.

What could be the cause of generally feeling ill?  Like feeling like i'm running a low grade fever, but the thermometer reads normal.

Feeling ill temp ok: You need to see your doctor as it can have many causes , from omething benign like a viral infection, anemia or some thing serious or not so serious. ...Read more

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I found out today that gallbladder is at 9%. Some drs tell me that i could run low grade fever and some say not. I don't have any stones.Comes and goes?

I found out today that gallbladder is at 9%. Some drs tell me that i could run low grade fever and some say not. I don't have any stones.Comes and goes?

Symptoms too?: Fever is non-specific and doesn't point at the gb alone. Do you have any typical gb symptoms like pain after meals in the ruq? Some illnesses of the gb are caused by build up of cholesterol inside the wall of the gallbladder. No stones will be seen. If you have RUQ pain and 9% ejection fraction from the gallbladder not emptying properly, consider discussing these findings with a general surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm still running low grade fever after 2 weeks. What's going on?

Infection: Depends on your pmhx. Female/ male. Urine infection, tonsil/ uri/abscess/ pid/ rarely tb, typhoid, diverticulosis, HIV related infections.Hodgkin's disease. See pmd for basic evaluation. ...Read more

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I've been coughing violently and throwing what i eat the last 2 days. Have night sweats. Also am running a low grade fever.

I've been coughing violently and throwing what i eat the last 2 days. Have night sweats. Also am running a low grade fever.

You may need to go t: If you are unable to keep any liquids down, you should consider going to an er tonight and be treated with IV fluids and medication to control vomiting and you cough. If you can keep down liquids, then consider going to see your doctor in his office tomorrow. ...Read more

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I am running a low grade fever and nausea. I also just feel bad. Just a general feeling of being unwell. I have no appetite for about a week.

I am running a low grade fever and nausea. I also just feel bad. Just a general feeling of being unwell. I have no appetite for about a week.

Not FUO yet: Most of the time these symptoms mysteriously end up going away on their own and are ascribe to a viral illness. A week of low grade fevers and loss of appetite may be indicative of B symptoms and should be evaluated by a face-to-face visit with a doctor. The physical exam and basic blood tests can usually pretty quickly rule out the more worrisome causes. ...Read more

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I have been running an intermittent low grade fever for the past 3 - 4 months. Maybe 2 - 3 times per week, along with night sweats. No other symptoms.

I have been running an intermittent low grade fever for the past 3 - 4 months. Maybe 2 - 3 times per week, along with night sweats. No other symptoms.

Fever/Unknown Origin: 48 year old lady with Fever of Unknown Origin for 3-4 months. Have you reached menopause yet? Menopause is a cause of fever of unknown origin in a woman your age. Do you have chills? any weight loss? sick contacts? bites? travel? sexual history? You should get a full exam to determine possible sources. Some causes are malignancy, abscess, tuberculosis, malaria, drug wdrawl, underlying med problem ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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