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I have a fever of 100.2 that fluctuates between 99.7 and

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Hi I have a fever of 100.2 that fluctuates between 99.7 and 100.7.
It just came on this morning. I did have chills and now they're gone for the time being.
Water seems to be going thru me as I'm trying to keep hydrated.
Some times there is a slight pain with utination. Not to bad though.
I did have a tooth crown that got infected , and it has been for awhile, although a blood test about a month or two ago showed a completely normal cbc.
I'm wondering if it's possible if the bacteria from the tooth infection broke through finally , and now I might be experiencing some sort of septic shock? Maybe my fever isn't high enough for that. And maybe it's just a normal bug that's going around. This is the season, Of course. :-)
What are your thoughts ? And thank you!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.


It sounds that you are fighting an infection of some type I agree with that ..NO I do NOT think that you are SEPTIC ..not that sick...

One clue is that the fever came on recently is relatively mild ( not 102)

Normal CBC 2 months ago is not very relevant to current illness ...

If it has been a while since dental work then that would seem less likely to be culprit ....

Pain with urination should be followed up as it could be due to a urinary tract infection

I would stay observant for symptoms which may relate such as respiratory ( sinus congestion, pain, post -nasal congestion, sore throat , cough ...etc ) Watch for GI symptoms such as stomach discomfort / diarrhea ....

I would continue to watch for urinary symptoms but from what you have described I think it best to get the urine checked for designs of infection

I hope that this information is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns or discussion

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Anthony Bray MD