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Is it possible to have lupus without a fever? All the sights I've seen have listed fever as one of the main symptoms of lupus. I don't get fevers but I do have a lot of the symptoms of lupus plus a positive ANA. Does everyone get fevers?
 

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Hello there,

The answer to your question is yes. Some people don't necessarily have a fever. Many people will get a low grade fever and a higher fever is only experienced at times of a very severe flare.

I generally have a low body temperature and although I have had low grade fever on and off for years, I didn't realise I did. For me a "fever" was higher than that and therefore I didn't have one!

I don't know your history. Are you seeing a rheumatologist or not? You would be most unlikely to get a definitive lupus diagnosis without seeing a rheumy as it is a very complex disease that is difficult to diagnose. Many of its symptoms can be found in other diseases too.

I hope that helps answer your question,

Katharine
 

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Hi again,

I have just read your other post and agree with the others that you should push for a referral to a rheumy. Your other symptoms are quite enough to warrant investigation by a specialist and the lack of a fever is really not important right now.

Katharine
 

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Hey there,

I agree with Katharine 100%. Lupus can be responsible for a wide range of symptoms but one does not need to have every single symptom to have (or to be diagnosed with) lupus. Sometimes people with lupus get low grade fevers, but one can have lupus and be lupus-fever-free.

:flowery:

Zoi
 
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