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A 41-year-old female asked:

Gallbladder removed laparoscopically yesterday. low grade temp at 99.1 but feel hot all over. is this common? otherwise have usual post op symptoms.

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Be checked: A post op temperature may be expected but infection cannot be excluded. Call your surgeon for advice or be seen. I hope you feel better.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Call surgeon and be: checked. Make sure you are deep breathing every hour while awake or use an incentive spirometer, to keep the lung expanded after surgery or you can get a fever.

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Last updated Nov 23, 2014

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