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Had umbilical hernia repair done. Got fever and cold. Do I have an infection?

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Just had umbilical hernia repair 4 days ago..... Fever and chills last 2 days..... Almost feel like I have the flu....,. Do I have an infection?
Posted Sun, 5 May 2013 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 9 minutes later

Thanks for writing in

There are all chances you have developed an infection
Go for a complete blood count and it that is on rise, XXXXXXX your operating surgeon

An ultasound will be of help to identify any local collection

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