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Night times fever after hernia repair, wound vac installed in stomach, urinary tract infection

about seven months ago I had surgery for a hernia repair . ever since I have been having nighttime fevers. usually low grade but once 104 which caused hospitalization. since i have had 2 more surgeries for seromans that have blown up in my stomach . Nighttime fevers continue with last night beine 102. no problem during the day . i presently have a wound vac installed in my stomach. my surgeon is now having me checked for unrinary tract infection. i do not have to get up at night to urineate nor due i have excessive during the day. any ideas
Asked On : Sat, 7 Apr 2012
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In our clinical practice we first rule out the possibility(though not common then Infection) of TB and Lymphoma as the first cause of night time fever. If i would be treating you i would do a Clinical examination and recomment Complete blood profile and an ultra sound abdomen for any Lymphnode enlargement, Elisa for TB, Urine tests and Chest X Ray. If these causes are ruled out then rest assured that other things are not quite difficult to treat. Now concerning your present scenario of repeated surgery, infection of Urinary tract cannot be completely neglected as a potential cause for the fever, so i would not like you to worry till the results show up.I wish you good luck and get well soon.
Hope my answer are satisfactory.Any future quarries are welcome.
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Dr Samir
Answered: Wed, 6 Nov 2013
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