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post surgery immediate pyrexia

  1. profile image54
    sdc007posted 6 years ago

    its is actually common to have a post surgery fever within less than 12 hours of surgery due to the metabolism and homeostasis changes in our body post surgically. Its impposible an infection setting in so soon as it is a sterile procedure

    1. almasi profile image42
      almasiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      In some situations the pyrexia could be due to pre-existing infection that was not properly controlled before the surgery.

  2. ediggity profile image61
    ediggityposted 6 years ago

    Booyashaka sdc007, how you like them apples?

  3. TahoeDoc profile image98
    TahoeDocposted 6 years ago

    The most common cause of a fever in the first 24 hours after surgery is atelectasis. Atelectasis is when parts of the lung don't fully expand and can usually be seen on xray. Patients often don't take deep breaths after surgery and anesthesia, leading to atelectasis. This can be due to the fact that
    1) It hurts to take a deep breath
    2) Pain medicines decrease your breathing rate and depth
    3) Obesity makes it harder to take deep breaths