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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
In tumor fever without infection, is it normal to run a low grade fever 24 hours a day? Not on chemo or meds.
On chemo wbc low bad fever . Iv antibiotics started since lady night . Fever fluctuating between 37-38.9 ?why not resolving ?
Takes time: In your physical condition, the likely reason you got the infection is that your immune system isn't working as strongly as it should. Antibiotics don't work immediately, and the body's response to the infection (any localizing symptoms, fever) can lag behind that. Be patient, and discuss your concerns (and be sure to follow up as directed) with your treating doctors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Worried - fever at 38.6 after 14 days from chemo. Can this be cancer progressing ? On oxyplatin and raltitrexed for metastic colon cancer ?
Fever after chemo: is typically considered an oncologic emergency and you should go to the hospital or call your oncology nurse/team for further instructions. You may be "neutropenic" from your chemo, meaning that the WBCs that fight acute bacterial infections are very low. This can put you at risk of becoming seriously ill, and again you should be seen ASAP. Fever is not typically a sign of cancer progressing. ...Read more
I've been running 100-101 fever for 4 days. Now it's 99.5. Am i fever-free & safe to visit chemo patient in isolated ward w/neutropenia and pneumonia?
How common for person to have consistent fevers from chemo, just before having a bone marrow transplant?
Depends: It depends on the type of chemotherapy you are getting and the type of cancer that is being treated. Although some types of cancers, like leukemias, can cause fevers themselves, it usually isn't a good sign that you are having fevers. Sometimes this is expected but almost always needs a closer look by your doctor. Please call your doctor as soon as possible. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have Hodgkin's lymphoma stage 3-4 not sure yet. I haven't started chemo yet. But am dizzy. Nauseous. And have a fever. Is this normal?
Yes: Your symptoms are due to the Hodgkin's Disease. Be sure to tell your oncologist how you feel. ...Read more
If in chemo, with low white cell counts & bacterial infections, is having no fever a symptom of low white cell counts or infections are under control?
See below: Neutropenic patients with infection frequently have fever which indicates the need for immediate treatment. Successful antibiotic treatment will often cause the fever to resolve. Sometimes the fever does not resolve until bone marrow recovery has occurred. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diag. With UTI and given macrobid. 4 days later, still have fever and feel worse! I finished chemo for ovarian cancer in jan. What to do?
Call your doctor: It could be that your UTI is due to some bacteria resistant to macrobid. But your symptoms of fever and feeling worse may be due to something else. You should call the doctor who prescribed you Macrobid and let him/her know how you are feeling. Or go to the er if you are feeling extremely sick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast cancer stage 2a. Last chemo on 4/7/14. In hospital, fever keeps spiking. Could cancer have spread?
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