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Fever after kidney stone removal, taken Tylenol. Have diabetes and high blood pressure

I have a health concern about my mother. She had a kidney stone removed on Friday, and since then has had numerous fevers, generally in the 102-103 range. They go away when she takes tylenol but then come back shortly after. With that being said, I searched online and I see that a fever can come after removal, but I am wondering how alarmed I should be. Her history is she is 57 years hold, diabetic (prior to surgery her bs had been dropping as low as 50) and has high blood pressure . I have told her to go to the emergency room, but she would rather hold off to see her doctor. I really want a professional opinion to see if I need to intervene and force her to go to the emergency room.
Asked On : Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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Urologist 's  Response

Welcome to HCM and thanks for your query.
Fever after stone removal may be common if there was associated infection/ if the stone was completely blocking the urine tube or if it is percutaneous stone removal.
If the doc had placed a double J stent or PIGTAIL CATHETER in the kidney, you need not rush.
Otherwise, it is wise to take medical advice.

Diabetes, fever and urologic intervention is like a time bomb.

Kindly act asap.
Answered: Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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