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Why does my brother have a fever and nausea? My brother was recently diagnosed with melanoma stage iii, he has had multiple surgeries. His first one, they removed a large tumor that was growing into his back muscle. The second surgery, they removed his ly

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: See your doc

With symptoms such as fever and nausea you should alert your doctor.

In brief: See your doc

With symptoms such as fever and nausea you should alert your doctor.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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In brief: Both

Both the nausea and fever can be from an infection, especially with a white count of 22, 000.
You really need to talk with your brother's surgeon to find the cause, which sometimes does remain hidden. Your brother has had fairly extensive surgery and his surgeon is the best person to determine where this infection is located. Dr. D makes some good points about other possible sources of these symptoms, however.

In brief: Both

Both the nausea and fever can be from an infection, especially with a white count of 22, 000.
You really need to talk with your brother's surgeon to find the cause, which sometimes does remain hidden. Your brother has had fairly extensive surgery and his surgeon is the best person to determine where this infection is located. Dr. D makes some good points about other possible sources of these symptoms, however.
Dr. Aaron Margulies
Dr. Aaron Margulies
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In brief: It

It is difficukt to say.
It does sound like he has an infection. But it also sounds like he has far advanced melanoma. His immune system may not be able to mount a good response. He may not have much time left. Ask his doctors for a family meeting. That should let you all get the answers, as limited as they may be, that you seek.

In brief: It

It is difficukt to say.
It does sound like he has an infection. But it also sounds like he has far advanced melanoma. His immune system may not be able to mount a good response. He may not have much time left. Ask his doctors for a family meeting. That should let you all get the answers, as limited as they may be, that you seek.
Dr. J. C. DiGiacomo
Dr. J. C. DiGiacomo
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