Body Fever And Chills After Kidney Stone Surgery?
doctor night, 2 days ago my mother finished kidney stone surgery, after yesterday’s surgery my mother had a fever and chills and it can get up to 3x a day. what should we do.
Hello sister Pitta Pette,
Fever after surgery generally often occurs after surgery, possibly is the body's response to: Response to surgery (necessity) in the organ to become an inflammatory reaction, The infection process (if severe is called Sepsis), Blood transfusion reaction. Risk factors: During the course of the disease already have an infection such as inflammation of the kidney (pyelonephritis) due to the accumulation of stones interfere with the smoothness of the urinary tract. Surgery with infection. The process of keeping the surgical wound clean is not monitored. The body's resistance decreases in nutritional deficiencies such as albumin (a type of protein), anemia, to diabetes.
Initial treatment that can be done is to measure body temperature, give paracetamol if the temperature is more than 37.5 and warm the body by wearing socks, warm compresses on the legs, abdomen, armpits, arms. Cover and wear warm clothes. Eat nutritious foods such as albumin-rich fish, various vegetables and fruits, and get enough rest. Avoid contamination of the wound with contaminated or dirty water. Keep the body and surgical wound clean. replace the gauze when it is wet.
If the temperature is more than 39 or even close to 40 then take it to the nearest emergency room for treatment.
Consult this situation with the treating doctor so that an evaluation of the wound area can be evaluated, check for blood hematology and ultrasound to monitor the condition of the kidneys, and evaluate treatment such as antibiotic response whether it needs to be replaced and treat complicated diseases if any.
Hope it is useful. click the article: Fever and its causes. Treatment and prevention of kidney stones