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What do you do if a patient gets a fever after bladder surgery/ kidney stone removal my mother in law had some tumors removed from her bladder and a kidney stone blasted and now has 103 temperature. what is the best thing to do?

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Dr. Robert Andrews answered

Specializes in Interventional Radiology

She should call the doctor who did her procedure and speak with him or her right away. If that is not possible for some reason, then she should go to the er. This could very easily represent an infection and needs to be evaluated.

Answered Oct 3, 2016

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner answered

Specializes in Surgery

The best would be to call your doctor who performed the procedures as soon as possible. Infections would be uncommon after this type of procedure, but if a piece of a stone gets caught in the ureter then a kidney blockage could occur. Your doctor would need to look for possible infections or another cause for a fever.

Answered Oct 25, 2016

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Dr. James Krick answered

Specializes in Urology

103 degree fever in post op patient is potentially serious. Contact the urologist or be evaluated in an er if not available.

Answered Apr 5, 2015

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Dr. Tamara Lyday answered

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A high fever after a procedure is cause for concern. Call the doctor or report to your local ER.

Answered Jun 12, 2015

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Dr. Michael Michaels answered

Specializes in Urology

Call the urologist ASAP please. As you probably know, 103 fever means serious infection.She will need urine and blood culture then given I antibiotic then oral antibiotic.Hope she gets help soon.

Answered Apr 5, 2015

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