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Topic: Low Grade fever after exchange surgery normal?

Forum: Breast Reconstruction — Is it right for you? Discuss timing and various procedures and techniques.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2020 02:55PM

Shemariewil wrote:

Yesterday I had my exchange surgery. And I went from under the muscle to over which is more trauma. Today I have a 99.2 fever. I think this is just what’s called post op fever? I believe I ran a low grade a couple days after my BMX.
Paperwork says to call if fever is over 100.4. Anyone else experience post op fever?

Thank you!

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Sep 2, 2020 05:02PM DebAL wrote:

Be sure you are drinking enough water and keep an eye on your temp. I wouldn't be too concerned just yet. Hang in there!

Dx 1/22/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/12/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 2/12/2018 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 4/2/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 6/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/9/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 12/20/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Surgery
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Sep 2, 2020 05:32PM MinusTwo wrote:

Yup - stay hydrated and sleep.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Sep 2, 2020 05:47PM - edited Sep 6, 2020 11:32AM by Shemariewil

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Sep 2, 2020 05:48PM - edited Sep 6, 2020 11:32AM by Shemariewil

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Sep 2, 2020 10:29PM OnTarget wrote:

It is frustrating to have a low grade fever and feel like you should be doing something.

My understanding is that the higher fever indicates an infection. If it isn't high, they just tell you that you are fine. That's my experience at least.

Diagnosed at 42, Oncotype score 16, ITC in one node- considered node negative. Lost right implant to infection March 2020. Waiting to start reconstruction all over again. Dx 4/8/2019, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/23/2019, ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/15/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 6/14/2019 Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy 8/6/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/6/2019 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Sep 6, 2020 11:39AM - edited Sep 6, 2020 11:40AM by Shemariewil

Thank you everyone. Fever broke 24 hours later. Just going through extreme itching now. Very frustrated as this PS wants all tape and bandages kept on until my visit on Tuesday. Sponge baths only. I can see blood through the gauze on my side under the tape. I'm no doctor, but I'm a mom and that's not clean. Plus the surgical bra was too too big and rubbed a few abrasive spots on my chest which itch out of this world! I'm ordinarily a perfect patient with a high tolerance for pain and other grumblings. But feel good old soap and water can help cure a host of evils!
Thank you again for your replies!

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Sep 8, 2020 09:43PM VegGal wrote:

Hope you are feeling better now.


Dx 1/12/2016, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/11/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 6/9/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 9/7/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant

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