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If I have a fever after a bunionectomy, should I call the doctor?

16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: YES!!

You should definitely call your doctor if you have a fever after a bunionectomy.
Often fever is a sign of infection. Don't delay!

In brief: YES!!

You should definitely call your doctor if you have a fever after a bunionectomy.
Often fever is a sign of infection. Don't delay!
Dr. Mathew John
Dr. Mathew John
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Let your doctor know if you have any possible signs of an infection.

In brief: Yes

Let your doctor know if you have any possible signs of an infection.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: If not healed up yet

If a person just had surgery, and the wound is not healed yet, there is a chance that he is having a fever due to infection in the wound.
Therefore, he should call the surgeon to talk about the fever and the wound's appearance. The doctor may want to re-examine the wound. Of course, sometimes the fever is due to another illness, such as the flu.

In brief: If not healed up yet

If a person just had surgery, and the wound is not healed yet, there is a chance that he is having a fever due to infection in the wound.
Therefore, he should call the surgeon to talk about the fever and the wound's appearance. The doctor may want to re-examine the wound. Of course, sometimes the fever is due to another illness, such as the flu.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: YES, right away!

You may have developed an infection that is spreading through your body.
Of course, it could be just a coincidence - you could have the flu or something unrelated, but you should absolutely have the doctor take a look at the foot to be sure.

In brief: YES, right away!

You may have developed an infection that is spreading through your body.
Of course, it could be just a coincidence - you could have the flu or something unrelated, but you should absolutely have the doctor take a look at the foot to be sure.
Dr. David Hettinger
Dr. David Hettinger
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry

In brief: Yes.

Any time you have a fever after surgery, you should let your doctor know.
There are many reasons for a fever, including after effects of general anesthesia, reaction to medications, or infection. Some can be serious, so you need to alert your surgeon or doctor as soon as possible.

In brief: Yes.

Any time you have a fever after surgery, you should let your doctor know.
There are many reasons for a fever, including after effects of general anesthesia, reaction to medications, or infection. Some can be serious, so you need to alert your surgeon or doctor as soon as possible.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry

In brief: Yes

If you ever have concerns after surgery, contact your operating surgeon.
It might not be a concern depending on its level and the time frame after surgery, but you will have peace of mind.

In brief: Yes

If you ever have concerns after surgery, contact your operating surgeon.
It might not be a concern depending on its level and the time frame after surgery, but you will have peace of mind.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Yes

Anytime you have a fever after surgery you should call your doctor.

In brief: Yes

Anytime you have a fever after surgery you should call your doctor.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Dr. Adam Teichman
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