I have polycystic kidney disease and have had a low fever (99) for months. Is this normal? Gp says it's just a virus.

Pkd and fever. This is not normal. Be sure urine is not infected.
A temperature . Of 99 degrees is not considered a fever(100.4 or more is) and may be normal for you, especially if you have had this temperature for months. No infection would last that long or you would be in big trouble by now .

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