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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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My son is 5 yrs old. Since Xmas time he has been experiencing fever that comes and goes. His energy levels have decreased. He is normally a very good eater and he has not much of an appetite. He has dropped 7 lbs in the last month. He seems to keep catching coughs and colds from the kids at school, which normally does not affect him so much. He is very pale and seems to be very tired and weak in comparison to usual. He is VERY busy normally. He has up until lately been a very healthy little boy. I have taken him in a couple of times and have been told fever of unknown origin and bad luck catching viruses one after another. Help please.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
so he is having fever since 2moths?
User :   yeah on and off
Doctor :   is fever associated with chills and rigors?
User :   he gets the chills sometimes
Doctor :  
is there a noticable evening rise of temperature?
User :   no
Doctor :  
has he undergone blood tests for the same??
User :   no so far nobody has seen the need to do so
User :   in their opinion
Doctor :   may i know your location?
User :   canada
Doctor :  
Have you taken/taking any medicines or had any consultation with a Doctor?
User :   i have taken my son to 3 different doctors. all keep telling me its random viruses
User :   no meds
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
is he having other symptoms?
User :   other than the ones described above? he says his tummy hurts sometimes. and he has a cough at the moment
User :   fevers range between 100.0 and 102.0 F
User :   sometimes they go and come back hours later. a few times they have gone away for a week or even two weeks and then comes back
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it may be his immune system which might be deficiently functioning due to which he is getting recurrent fever.
Doctor :   since he has already been examined by 3 doctors i would suggest fro a second specialist opinion.
User :   ok. thankyou.
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is there anything else i can help you with?
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