My 18 year old son has been running a fever of 101 to 103 at night and in the morning for 7 days, his speen is enlarged and his liver funtion is not normal. He's been on anitbiotics for a week and has been tested for mono, hepititas and maleria, which were all neg. All other blood work is normal. Any idea?
My best advice is to call his doctor. A fever that is going up to 103 is high especially since he's been on an antibiotic for a week and the fever is still there.
If you don't mind me asking why is he on an antibiotic?
Sorry I should have given more info, we went to a walk in clinic when all this started he had swollen glands, headaches and was tired all the time so I wanted to get him tested for Mono. The mono test was negitive but they treated him with anitibiotics for the other symptoms. Since that time we've been to our local hospitals walk in clinic twice first because of the high fever, then he started to have pain in his left side along with the fevers. He's had blood work and a ct of his abdomin that's how we found out that his spleen was enlarged.
Is his primary doctor going to send him to a gastro doctor for his liver and spleen?
My son has an enlarged spleen as well, they are monitoring it with ultrasounds and blood work.
I think calling his doctor is still the best option with a fever that is still ongoing.
Please keep us posted.
When I was a teenager, I developed the exact same symptoms and had a negative mono test THREE TIMES. However, I did, in fact, have mono...and by that time I also had a few other upper respiratory illnesses too! My best advice is to go to an EAR, NOSE, AND THROAT specialist. He took one look at me, said, "I don't care what the tests say, this child has mono" and treated me for it. I was better immediately!