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Persisting fever for 10 days - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   HI
User :   i need to discuss regarding fever can i go ahead ?
Doctor :   Please proceed .
User :   From the past 10 days almost i m having mild fever around 99
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but the thing is i dnt feel having fever in the morning but as the day passes i feel it
User :   i have tried taking paracetamol, combyfalme n all but no help
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and also i have body and head ache also
Doctor :   Ok
User :   could you please give ny suggestions on this
Doctor :   May I answer a few questions about your problem ?
User :   sure
Doctor :   Do you have any joint aches ?
User :   yup in the knee
User :   but it is mild
User :   but in the portion below the knees i have continous pain
Doctor :   Since when have you got this knee pain ?
User :   knee pain is recent only about 2 weeks but legs pain is frm 2-3 yrs
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How about any associated vomitings and diarrhea ?
User :   no
User :   nothing of such things
Doctor :   Any body rash ?
User :   but ya i feel tired all the day
User :   evn though i sleep around 7-8 hrs i feel sleepy
User :   no body rash
Doctor :   Any swollen glands in the groin or in the neck or under the armpits?
User :   i dnt think so
User :   but i have a cist in my hand
Doctor :   Any throat infections or burning during urination ?
Doctor :   Since how long is teh cyst ?
Doctor :   *the
User :   cyst is frm birth and no infection but mild burning during urination
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Any shivering or excessive sweating
User :   ya shivering is there but no sweating
Doctor :   Ok
User :   the strainge thing is sweat comes only in head i mean hairs
User :   other less sweat
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I shall put a differential diagnosis of : Doctor :   1. Any chronic underlying cause like UTI.
Doctor :   2. Atypical presentaion of Typhoid
Doctor :   3. Any hormonal insuffieciency or over secretion like that of the thyroids.
Doctor :   Please undergo the following tests : Doctor :   Hope you are following ?
User :   yup
Doctor :   1. Stool routine
Doctor :   2. Urine routine
Doctor :   3. Chest examination and chest X-ray
Doctor :   4. Blood profile with cbc, ESR
User :   actually one thing i forgot to tel u about my stool is that i have to go to toilet around 3-4 times a day
Doctor :   4. Widal test
Doctor :   5. T3,T4,TSH
User :   ok
User :   ny quick medicine sugesstions for the fever thing?
Doctor :   These tests will surely help us in zeroing on to a diagnosis.
Doctor :   Dolo 650mg.
Doctor :   tab. thrice daily for 3 days.
User :   ok
Doctor :   And Brufen 600mg. if the pain is too much.
Doctor :   I would suggest blood tests for Gouty arthritis also.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hope You get well soon.
Doctor :   Is there anything that I can help you with ?
User :   no
User :   thanks so much Doctor
Doctor :   Please follow up on this after 3 days.
User :   sure
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care, bye for now .
User :   bye
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