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Recently I have been feeling weird. I have a On and off

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Recently I have been feeling weird. I have a
On and off fever
Swollen under tongue, bottom of mouth
Dry mouth
Bitter weird taste in mouth
Swollen lymph nodes
Itchy throat
I am getting some blood work done but can you please tell me what this sounds like? I'm freaking out.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 11 months ago.

Hello,

How long have you had these symptoms?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Maybe a week.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I sent the bloodwork that just came back
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 11 months ago.

So the fact that your symptoms have only been going on for a week is a good sign. Typically this means it is some sort of infection whether viral or or bacterial. If bacterial, a doctor would need to prescribe you antibiotics to clear the infection.

Expert:  Michael Salama replied 11 months ago.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I sent bloodwork
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 11 months ago.

Yes, I saw the blood work. It indicates that you do have an infection and I would recommend repeating the same tests in a few weeks after you feel better.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok so hopefully not cancer?
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 11 months ago.

Was there a component of your blood work known as white blood cells?

Expert:  Michael Salama replied 11 months ago.

Cancer does not manifest itself over the course of 1 week with the specific symptoms you are experiencing. Please have a doctor examine your throat and possibly send a swab to the lab for culture if you have not already to see if you are having strep throat

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I think the whole thing is called a wbc differential but I don't think I cut anything off..
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 11 months ago.

What you showed me is called a cbc with differential but it is unfortunately nonspecific. Have you been seen by a doctor?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok thanks for your help. I am getting a throat culture tomorrow.
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 11 months ago.

Sounds good. Please leave me a positive rating as that's the only way I get credit. Thank you!

Expert:  Michael Salama replied 11 months ago.

Please don't forget to leave me a positive rating, thanks!

Expert:  Michael Salama replied 11 months ago.

Hello, I wanted to see how you were doing and to check if you had a chance to get a throat culture.

Expert:  Michael Salama replied 10 months ago.

Can I help you with anything else?