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Fever After Chemo
Any ideas why i would be running fevers after finishing chemo for breast cancer in nov? I ran a fever at night for 10+ days in early dec & again now.
Puzzling: By now your blood counts should be normal ( have they been checked?). Also, how high is the fever? Any associated symptom? Any new medication? You need a full physical to try to disclose the source of that fever, may have nothing to do with your cancer or the chemo but it certainly needs an evaluation. ...Read more
Chemotherapy: Cheom can cause physical sypmtoms, like fatigue and increased temperature. But if you have any concerns, you should discuss them with your oncologist. Tylenol (acetaminophen) will only lower your temperature by about 1 degree, so if the temperature is high for more than a few hours, either see your doctor or go to the ER ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could excessive chemotherapy cause my skin to radiate more heat without increasing my core temperature of giving me a fever? It seems to do so.
I have fever in back of my head and a strong headache , sometimes becomes strong that I can't even stand .
Ps. I took my last chemotherapy 3 wks. Ago.
Yes: Go to ER and be checked. Do not wait. ...Read more
Concern: It's definitely concerning. While I can't say for sure it's sepsis without other information including a blood culture and other information, it's possible you could be on your way to sepsis, especially given the fact you're on chemotherapy. I would highly suggest you get in touch with your treating physician or his/her on call physician this afternoon and discuss your symptoms with them.Good luck ...Read more
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