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Doctor insights on: Flu Like Symptoms After Hernia Surgery

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Hernia Surgery (Definition)

There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more


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What does it mean if you have flu like symptoms after surgery?

How long after???: These symptoms may be from the chemicals used to induce sleep and provide pain relief. If it was general anesthesia, there are even a few more possibilities. Give it a couple days and if not better, call your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes flu-like symptoms post op hip replacement. This occurs daily since surgery 4 wks, ago.

What causes flu-like symptoms post op hip replacement. This occurs daily since surgery 4 wks, ago.

See details: What exactly do you mean when you describe flu like symptoms? Muscle aching and fevers must be evaluated to rule out infection. Speak with your surgeon and your personal physician. ...Read more

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Hubby had oral surgery 1 mo. Ago now has antibiotic for infection now getting worse instead of better? Flu like symptoms what to do??

Hubby had oral surgery 1 mo. Ago now has antibiotic for infection now getting worse instead of better? Flu like symptoms what to do??

Infection: Clearly, he needs to see his doctor if he has a known infection that is getting worse on antibiotics. ...Read more

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6 weeks ago had a hernia repair, healed fine no pain after 3 wks. Been flu like last week, now repair feels bruised. Could it b a infection?

6 weeks ago had a hernia repair, healed fine no pain after 3 wks. Been flu like last week, now repair feels bruised. Could it b a infection?

Doubtful: May be exacerbated sensation of muscle aches associated with the flu due to recent trauma of operation. The healing process is actually still going on, and will be most active for about six weeks. Address any concerns with your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms after flu vaccine. Is this contagious?

Flu like symptoms after flu vaccine. Is this contagious?

Depends: If you had the nasal product this is a living virus and you could pass the "vaccine strain" to others. This might produce mild or no symptoms if passed. There is no way that you get or pass the injectable flu vaccine. It is a dead virus. If you had symptoms it is due to a reaction to getting the vaccine, not a flu. ...Read more

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Having flu like symptoms after a spider bite, what should I do?

Having flu like symptoms after a spider bite, what should I do?

Spider bite: Hello, if you develop symptoms other than pain/discomfort at the site of the spider bite, then see your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Have horrible flu-like symptoms after twinrix vac. 2 days ago. Can I take charcoal to ease symptoms/ will it lessen effectiveness of vac?

Have horrible flu-like symptoms after twinrix vac. 2 days ago. Can I take charcoal to ease symptoms/ will it lessen effectiveness of vac?

No: This vaccine is generally administered in 3 doses to immunize against hep a and b simultaneously. Flu-like symptoms are not generally seen, and suspect you may simply have a flu-like illness simultaneously. Whether charcoal will ease your symptoms is problematic, but it should not affect the efficacy of the vaccine. ...Read more

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Experience flu-like symptoms after one of the more intense workouts I've ever done. Is there anything I can do to avoid this after an intense workout?

Experience flu-like symptoms after one of the more intense workouts I've ever done. Is there anything I can do to avoid this after an intense workout?

Fluids: Make sure you get enough fluids. There is some muscle breakdown with extreme workouts, and this builds up in the tissues. It is flushed out through the kidneys, so make sure you are drinking plenty. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there chance of having any STD even after using condom with prostitute. Having hourly fever, eye pain and flu like symptoms after 2 4 days of sex!

Is there chance of having any STD even after using condom with prostitute. Having hourly fever, eye pain and flu like symptoms after 2 4 days of sex!

Wrong assumptions: You assume that 1) condoms guarantee the prevention of std's, and 2) that all prostitutes carry std's. You may have an std, but impossible to tell over the internet. Your symptoms can be caused by a plethora of ailments. See a local physician and be tested and treated for whatever ails you. ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms for past 5 months. Dr.'s issued tests including immunoglobulins, sed rate, cbc; everything is 'normal'. What do I do? I feel awful.

Flu like symptoms for past 5 months. Dr.'s issued tests including immunoglobulins, sed rate, cbc; everything is 'normal'. What do I do? I feel awful.

Flu won't quit: Depends on what symptoms you are experiencing. Have there been any actual documented infections such as sinusitis or pneumonia? If you're experiencing respiratory symptoms my first inclination is that you should have an allergy evaluation. Even systemic flulike symptoms such as fatigue and malaise may be a part of the allergy syndrome. Look for a board certified allergy specialist at aaaai. Org. ...Read more

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What is the difference between having flu-like symptoms and having the actual flu?

What is the difference between having flu-like symptoms and having the actual flu?

Flu-like symptoms: The "flu-like" symptoms of fever and muscles aches can be related to a whole host of things including the early stages of lots of really bad infections. Overall, when occurring in clusters of people during the winter time, it is likely to be influenza. ...Read more

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Flu-like symptoms and fever for over 2 weeks, what to do?

Flu-like symptoms and fever for over 2 weeks, what to do?

Needs to see MD: You have been running fever for two weeks and it is not better. I would advice to make an appointment with your doctor and have it checked, you may be having complications of flu like sinusitis, pneumonia etc. ...Read more

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Flu-like symptoms with body rash, what to do?

Flu-like symptoms with body rash, what to do?

Flu - like symptoms: Rest, hydrate well, Tylenol of pain. Most viral exanthems will pass. ...Read more

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Can prevacid (lansoprazole) cause flu like symptoms?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) is a proton-pump inhibitor and is used to treat acid reflux. The most common side effects include diarrhea, abdominal pain and headache. Less common symptoms include low magnesium, irregular heart beat, muscle spasms and even seizures. C. Difficile diarrhea is possible, too. This is usually a persistent diarrhea that is unrelenting. These should be evaluated and the medicine stopped. ...Read more

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Can you get flu like symptoms from being allergic to eggs?

Can you get flu like symptoms from being allergic to eggs?

No: Flu like symptoms would include fever, chills, body aches and upper respiratory symptoms. These are not typical symptoms of food allergy. ...Read more

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Can flu-like symptoms cause your fingernails to turn bluish?

Can flu-like symptoms cause your fingernails to turn bluish?

It shouldn't: Bluish fingertips/nails, or cyanosis, is a reflection of a low oxygen content in the blood. You should be evaluated by a medical professional with a pulse oximeter (painless test that just requires a fingertip probe). If low oxygen content is ruled out, another cause can be the raynaud phenomenon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have flu like symptoms 5 weeks post op hysterectomy?

Is it normal to have flu like symptoms 5 weeks post op hysterectomy?

Definitely not: If your symptoms have been ongoing for the last 5 weeks, then I would think that indeed the surgery is somehow related to these symptoms. I would recommend that you see an infectious diseases doctor who can help figure this out. There are other potential causes for flu like symptoms that may not relate to the hysterectomy- but I would probably start there. ...Read more

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Why does it hurt to swallow, but I am not experiencing flu like symptoms?

Why does it hurt to swallow, but I am not experiencing flu like symptoms?

See below: Pain with swallowing can be caused by a number of things, strep infection, mono, other viral infections, etc. It is not only a sign of the flu. ...Read more

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What causes transient flu-like symptoms rather than flu itself? An infection in body?

What causes transient flu-like symptoms rather than flu itself? An infection in body?

Mainly immune system: Though direct viral killing can occur, causing some of the sx, in response to infections from viruses, your body produces a lot of different proteins to help signal and coordinate your immune system to fight infection, and to create a hostile environment to the virus. Examples includes interferon alpha/beta- this group of proteins can cause muscle aches, joint pain, and fever. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My 8yo has flu like symptoms. All stores are closed. Is it okay for me to give him one dayquil?

Which dayquil?: At any rate only one shouldn't be a problem, till the stores open and get the children preparation or see his doctor, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Does seasonal allergy result in flu-like symptoms?

Does seasonal allergy result in flu-like symptoms?

No: Symptoms of influenza are fever, coughing, muscle pains. Headache, chest pain, extreme fatigue. Symptoms of seasonal allergy are nasal stuffiness, sneezing, itchy nose and eyes, runny nose, post nasal drip and occasionally mild fatigue. In. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more