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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.

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

Dr. Devon Webster
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Fever during chemo?

Fever during chemo?

Notify doctor: Your immune system is down, so you can get very serious infections, faster and worse than usual. Seek attention asap. ...Read more

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Fever if 38.6 and on chemo what can we do ?

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 more

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24 hour fever 14 days post chemo What can this be ?

24 hour fever 14 days post chemo
What can this be ?

FEVER S/P CHEMO: Get prompt evaluation by oncology or ER. The chemo may have suppressed your bone marrow and lowered WBC count. You need prompt evaluation for infection. EXAM/LABS/CXR ...Read more

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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.

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.

No not at all: Chemo does not have any such effects on your body. Seek your oncologist's advice..This will further reassure you and it will all settle down soon and your body will be back to normal. ...Read more

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Bp of 90 And fever of 38.6 on chemotherapy treatment . Can this be sepsis ?

Bp of 90
And fever of 38.6 on chemotherapy treatment . Can this be sepsis ?

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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In hospital on iv antibiotics during chemo as had fever. Bp dropping to 83-88 ? Im worried

In hospital on iv antibiotics during chemo as had fever. Bp dropping to 83-88 ? Im worried

Hard to say.: Obviously you have a complicated situation. BP does sometimes drop for a variety of reasons. You should discuss this with your docs who can put it into context. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more