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Second opinion] I am a woman, 78. I have had the flu for 10 days. Last Friday my chest X-ray was ok. My white count was normal. But I�m still running a temp. Of 102. I am hydrated. Is this ok?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the issue? In general, how has your health been lately?

My health was fine.

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I had c-diff one year ago. Two broken bones in July.

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Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 7 months ago

If you have a high grade fever especially if it is accompanied by chills and rigors, then I would suggest an evaluation by your doctor. A persistently high fever is the body's response to inflammation or infection. Sometimes, WBC count is slow to respond and often normal and that does not rule out infections. Chest x rays also only rule out gross infective processes and do not rule out all causes of a fever.

A blood culture is warranted here to rule out presence of bacteria in the circulation and should be done when you have a fever.

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