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A 38-year-old member asked:

I had gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago and am running a fever of 100.3. what should i do?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Call your surgeon: Cough & deep breath and walk around a lot as low grade fever after surgery is most often from the lungs & resting too much. Do not smoke. It would be more concerning if the fever is consistent, getting higher & associated with increasing abdominal pain, nausea & vomitiing, yellow jaundice. Call your surgeon to ask.
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Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Call your doctor: You should not have a fever at this point after surgery. It may or may not be a problem. Check with your surgeon.
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Last updated Sep 23, 2016

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