Has any one run a low grade fever off and on for 6 dyas after surgery?? Tomorrow will be 1 week since my hysterectomy. I had everything including my ovaries removed. I continue to run a 99 - 100.9 temp off and on...just wondering how normal this is. The nurses at the hospital said it was to be expected for the first couple of days after major surgery...I'm a little worried now because it has continued almost a week.
I had a low grade fever that started about 3 weeks post-op. Turned out to be a bladder infection later. Then I had bladder infection symptoms, but no infection. Urologist put me on meds for about 2+ months. I have been fine since then. I think that the bladder can be "traumatized" by the hyst, and it takes some adjusting time for everything to get back to normal.
I would call your doctor if the low grade fever persists.
When I was discharged from the castle, one of my discharge instructions was to call the Dr. if I had a fever greater than 100 degrees.
Since it has been almost a full week that you are running a temperature and at times it has been almost 101, I think you should definitely call your Dr. Your Dr. should be the one to decide if you need to be seen or if there is reason for concern.
I ran low-grade cyclic fevers at first, as well as a few weeks after my surgery. My instructions also said to report any fever over 101.5 and when I did, the nurse told me I was okay, since Tylenol would help lower my temp. But as much as I've read about those who had fevers and found out there was infection, I agree that you are smart to keep track of your temps and call the DR to report them.
Take it easy, get lots of rest - so early into your recovery - drink lots and lots of water, and pamper the princess.
I hope your fevers do subside, sweetie, and that you start to feel better and better each day.
I also had post op instructions stating if my fever got over 101 to call the Dr or postop nurse. I was also told it is normal to spike a low grade temp in the evenings the first week postop. I did get low grade temps in the castle and the first few nights home.
Be sure to talk to your Dr about this if it goes on to long or gets to high. Also if you find your not breaking your fever with OTC meds such as (tylenol). Drinking lots of water also helps keep the temp down (nurse informed me in the castle about this).
I also ran a low grade fever right after surgery--I had lots of repair work done so was placed on IV antibiotics then oral meds when released from the castle. I am now 4 weeks post and have again starting running a low grade fever with pain in my left side--saw my urologist yesterday and I have a kidney infection--so back on antibiotics and a urine culture results pending. I with everyone else call your