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Are fevers after surgeries normal ? My loved one has had two surgeries in the past week and have had high fevers off and on ? Is that normal

Are fevers after surgeries normal  ?  My loved one has had two surgeries in the past week and have  had  high fevers off and on ? Is that normal

Not normal: But there are lots of possible causes sorted out by knowing type of surgery and anaesthesia, and the findings on exam, blood and cultures, xrays and what the patient complains of. Hope things improve. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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What does it mean if a high fever after thoracic surgery?

What does it mean if a high fever after thoracic surgery?

When?: Early lung dysfunction atelectasis or wound problem later: pneumonia, delayed wound issue urinary tract infection there is a longer list but this is the common. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a patient has a high fever after thoracic surgery?

What does it mean if a patient has a high fever after thoracic surgery?

Many possibilities: Way too many reasons for fever after thoracic surgery. ? What was the surgery for? Atalectasis -(incomplete re-expansion of the lungs air-sacs) infection -many possibilities (pneumonia, blood, urine, incision, etc) those would be the first thoughts. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a fever after having bypass surgery?

Is it normal to have a fever after having bypass surgery?

It depends: Fever is a result of inflammation. Infection is only one of many causes of inflammation. Cardiac surgery alone can cause inflammation and fever, but various infections can result from surgery as well. Fever recently after heart surgery should be evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Is fever common after back fusion surgery?

Is fever common after back fusion surgery?

Yes, briefly: A low grade fever of 100-101f is common for 1-2 days after surgery. Higher fever or fever of longer duration could indicate an infection and would need to be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Fever 1 month after dental surgery?

Fever 1 month after dental surgery?

Not good: You still have some sort of infection probably an abcess . Go see your dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Chills with fever and diziness after minor surgery?

Chills with fever and diziness after minor surgery?

What: Was the minor surgery? Did it involve use of medications or anesthetics? Are you taking prescribed medications after the procedure? Dizziness can result from some medicines. Call your doctor or surgeon if you feel that you are having a medication reaction. ...Read more

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Is lightheaded, faint feeling, fever normal a week after surgery? It was a bunionectomy with osteotemy, dislocated sesamoid repair.

Is lightheaded, faint feeling, fever normal a week after surgery? It was a bunionectomy with osteotemy, dislocated sesamoid repair.

Post Op care: All surgeons have instructions to patients on what to do after surgery. There is a list of when to call the doctor. It surely sounds like you have a complication that needs attention. Please contact your surgeon urgently. ...Read more

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