High fever after tummy tuck

I developed a high fever ? Any idea why ? 10 days po !


  1. Roni says:

    A fever is a symptom not an illness, get checked to make sure you’re not developing something.Meanwhile drink lots of fluids.Good luck

  2. Sarah says:

    What she said! Lol hopefully not an infection!

  3. Amanda says:

    A fever is your bodies way of fighting off something that shouldn’t be there, it’s definitely a symptom of something else. I would get checked out just to make sure you’re not developing an infection after tummy tuck.

  4. Thiana says:

    Will see my gp tommorow , my ps is a two hour drive !!

  5. Michael says:

    Few things to consider

    Temperature will rise to about 99 when you have surgery as the body is very active

    Atelectasis or mucous congestion commonly occurs after abdominal surgery as people tend not to take a deep breath. This is around 99-100

    Eventually pneumonia can set in which causes higher fevers

    Cough cough cough !!!!

    Of concern if higher is infection if not pneumonia the abdomen if had only a tuck

    Seroma can cause a fever as well and seromas can get infected

    Do you have tummy tuck drains ? If do what is color of drainage

    If bloody or apple juice color prob ok. If cloudy prob infection

    Infections can start 10 days to two weeks after tummy tuck

  6. Michael says:

    Family docs don’t do surgery. Go see your surgeon

  7. Thiana says:

    Thx Doc!!! Drains were out yesterday morning , fever started @ 18:00 that evening 39.2 ! Lasted about 4 hours !! No redness on my scars just tiny redness on my left leg where the garment ends !!!

  8. Michael says:

    That’s a high fever 102.5 F
    You should be seen by plastic surgeon. You can go family doc but he may miss things

  9. Thiana says:

    Fever is sub to 37 almost normal, just woke up and now my wound is oozing liquid my corset is all wet on the left hand side !!! SHIT !!

  10. Michael says:

    What color fluid ? Apple juice color ? Pus ?

  11. Thiana says:

    Would say both ? Def. some pus @ wound underneath plaster, is this bad ??

  12. Michael says:

    Plaster ? What’s that ?
    Draining is good you need antibiotic
    Soak in bath tub with half cup chlorox

  13. Michael says:

    Your surgeon may need to drain more

  14. Michael says:

    Check with him to see what he prefers

  15. Thiana says:

    Lol , sorry from South Africa – bandage ? Use for covering wound, see through and water resistant ! Ooo goody so this is not that bad !! U r a really great doc Michael !! You don’t find that human compassion for patients a lot anymore !

  16. Roni says:

    Thiana hope everything is well must be scary to go through this.

  17. Thiana says:

    Thx Roni , wound a bit infected , it’s scary yes, just need to stop crying now !! Lol and realize I’ll be Ok !!

  18. Michael says:

    Thanks Thiana . Your sweet. I passed out. Different time zone. Take plastic off.

  19. Michael says:

    Sorry your crying. It be ok. Just delaying recovery

  20. Thiana says:

    Plastic off, nice and clean took my antibiotic and pain meds ! On the bed RELAXiNG !! Think it’s time For me to ” pass out” now !!!

  21. Michael says:

    Good that plastic off. Wash well. Try to rest.

  22. Thiana says:

    I’m back in hospital, dead fat start oozing out ! Some bad luck for me ! Have a hole about 3cm now and it’s quit deep !!

  23. Roni says:

    OMG, girl.
    Do you have a fever again?
    Is it too much to ask for a picture?

  24. Viki says:

    Thiana and Roni, where did you have your surgeries?

  25. Roni says:

    I had mine in Mexico

  26. Vicki says:

    Have you gone to your pc physician?

  27. Roni says:

    But I’ve been well since day one till this day, thank God

  28. Vicki says:

    Maybe your fever is not related to your tummy tuck surgery, but don’t take any chances. Have your primary care physician take a look.

  29. Vicki says:

    Thiana hope things turn out for you.

  30. Thiana says:

    South Africa, think a pic is to graphic Roni ! I can barely look !

  31. Thiana says:

    Vicki I am back in hospital ! My plastic surgeon sees me twice a day! Virus is causing fever

  32. Vicki says:

    oh that’s right…saying a prayer for you.

  33. Michael says:

    Thiana it will heal. This occurs rarely. Takes time but heals. Always does.

  34. Thiana says:

    Theatre in one hour!! Crazy scared !!!!!

  35. Roni says:

    wow, i’m glad you’re doing way better. Hopefully it’s all smooth going from here on, thanks for sharing

  36. Susan says:

    Glad you are better!