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Fever And Clammy Day After Colonoscopy
Daughter has 10 day amoxicillin (white liquid) script due to a cough.Chest xray is clear, no fever.Can continue with scheduled colonoscopy the 6th day?
Call Specialist: It is always best to call the specialist performing the colonoscopy to ask this question. I would proceed with the procedure if it were my decision, but i can't speak for the particular operator of the colonoscopy or for the physician giving the anesthesia. They might want to wait... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband had colonoscopy monday, fever (100 - 102) and headache, no bm ever since, feels bad. help!?
No: Contact your colonoscopist immediately and let him/her be aware of this. This may need to be further investigated. ...Read more
Perhaps: How soon after colonoscopy? Any abdominal pain? It is possible to have a bowel injury after a colonoscopy but fever would not usually be the first sign. Typically you would have abdominal pain first that would get worse over time. This will typically start within 24 hours of colonoscopy. In the absence of abdominal i would look for other causes for the fever, especially more then 24-48 hours. ...Read more
Husband had colonoscopy this morning..fever started approx. 6 hours after procedure..100.8. No pain just fever..is this normal..fever now 99.6?
Not expected: did he have any interventions done? sometimes with a polypectomy or biopsies there can be some focal inflammation (serositis). the fever could also be a marker of something a lot more serious like a perforation though. keep a close eye on him, and I'd give the gastroenterologist the heads-up sooner rather than later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably OK: This is a relatively low-grade temperature. It is impossible to know for certain if it's normal without a detailed history and physical examination. If you are passing gas, and not having escalating abdominal pain, you are probably doing fine. Have a low threshold for calling the doctor who performed your colonoscopy if you have further questions. ...Read more
My husband is coughing like crazy and has a fever of 101.9 today, but is scheduled for a colonoscopy tomorrow morning. Should he reschedule?
Yes: For an elective procedure that will require sedation is is not wise to undergo it if you are ill. Call and reschedule it. ...Read more