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Comment from: S M, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 18

Lots of great info. Put my mind at ease. I've never had a fever last this long with no other symptoms other than aches, but apparently I should give a couple more days.

Comment from: Suz, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 02

I had FUO that would start rising about 7pm every night and break before I had to leave for work at 6am. Every night the temp would go higher than the previous night. I was admitted through the ER even though the ER doctor said I looked better than he did. I was in the hospital for a week and saw the doctor once. I had tests after tests because I had travelled to malarial countries and other places in the recent past. After a week of tests and countless specialists, heart, lung, etc., I was diagnosed with kidney cancer. I had my kidney removed and five years later I am cancer free.

Comment from: Katie, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: November 09

After a rectal temperature high of 103.5 on the second day all I could do was stay in bed and take in plenty of fluids. I also retained a 2 quart cool saline enema for about 15 minutes and thankfully the fever broke the next day. I also alternated between Advil and Tylenol.

Comment from: marlenew2436, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 26

I have a fever of 99.9 and it is climbing, I also have a history of diverticulitis, and experiencing pain off and on in my colon. Two days ago I had an urgent need to empty my colon and didn't make it completely to the bathroom. The smell was fowl, I took Pepto Bismol, Pepcid, but today the temperature has started rising and I feel very cold but hot to touch, not sure if I should call a doctor.


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