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What causes sweating in head and low body temperature post knee surgery?

In the last three weeks I have had arthroscopic knee surgery followed by a bad cough. Surgery was very easy and no complications at all. Two days of the cough were accompanied by 103 fever off and on, sweating, and chills. Everything seems to be back to normal,but now have uncontrollable sweating--head only--and low body temperature. 95.7-97.1, My hair is dripping wet, This comes and goes several times a day and night. Should I seek help or will it go away?
Thu, 14 Nov 2019
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Hello,

Your symptoms could be related to a chronic infection. For this reason, I recommend performing a complete blood count, PCR, ESR for inflammation, a chest X-ray study. Checking thyroid hormone levels may be needed too.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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