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Is it a problem when one feels cold a lot of the time while on Norco after a shoulder surgery?

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Posted on Tue, 22 Sep 2020
Question: My wife had shoulder surgery 3 days ago. She was prescribed NORCO. She is complaining of being cold a lot of the time. is this a problem or normal?
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Answered by Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Wound infection should be ruled out

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible. First of all it's sad to know what your wife had been going through lately.

Based on the history you have shared, she may be experiencing temperature or sometimes malaise of subjective feeling of having chills or body aches without having any thermometer reading of raised temperature can be early sign of inflammation.

Though shoulder surgery is another cause which may have triggered bodies inflammatory response as wear and year of surgery and wound healing can accompany such symptoms as normal variant and need not to be worried about and simple OTC analgesics like acetaminophen or Ibuprofen may help to overcome these.

If despite using analgesics the symptoms persist for another couple of days or worsen further you may need her to be reviewed by her primary surgeon who has operated to rule out any signs of wound infection.

Wishing her a speedy recovery. Hope this has answered your query. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask. Regards
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Is it a problem when one feels cold a lot of the time while on Norco after a shoulder surgery?

Brief Answer: Wound infection should be ruled out Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible. First of all it's sad to know what your wife had been going through lately. Based on the history you have shared, she may be experiencing temperature or sometimes malaise of subjective feeling of having chills or body aches without having any thermometer reading of raised temperature can be early sign of inflammation. Though shoulder surgery is another cause which may have triggered bodies inflammatory response as wear and year of surgery and wound healing can accompany such symptoms as normal variant and need not to be worried about and simple OTC analgesics like acetaminophen or Ibuprofen may help to overcome these. If despite using analgesics the symptoms persist for another couple of days or worsen further you may need her to be reviewed by her primary surgeon who has operated to rule out any signs of wound infection. Wishing her a speedy recovery. Hope this has answered your query. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask. Regards