I am 38 and just recently had a PVH. I have been feeling sick for about six days. I have a low grade temp ranging from 99.4 to 100.6. I feel nauseous most of the time and specially after eating. I become very fatigued and find it hard to concentrate and hard to stay awake. I thought that maybe I was dehydrated and began drinking an excess amount of water (four to five 24 oz bottles of water per day) but not feeling any better. Not sure if you have any ideas of what it could be. I have now for the last two days been getting a sever headache in the mid afternoon with no relief from Tylenol or ibuprofen.
If PVH is Pulmonary Venous Hypertension,then continue reading.
Low grade fevers with PVH could indicate Mild Pneumonia or Bronchitis (Bronchiectasis) or some disease related to respiratory system.If you have no relief from Tylenol or Ibuprofen,you should go to a Doctor and get checked.
What are the other symptoms present other than Low grade fever,fatigue?Any cough (productive), respiratory distress,dyspnea,joint pains?
What you are doing is very good,taking more water,increases surfactant and helps breathing.Suggest you to consult a General Physician and undergo physical examination,proceed as instructed.Undergo clinical evaluation with proper investigations (Chest X-ray) and complete prescription.
PVH-Partial Vaginal Hysterectomy,even abdominal procedure,still the risk factors and complications remain more or less the same.
Post surgical complications are pain,bleeding,infection.Other side effects of surgery are Hormonal changes (preserved ovaries?) estrogen imbalance, decreased testosterone-finally emotional changes of mood swings-Increased risk of cardiovascular and skeletomuscular diseases.Also hormonal imbalance may trigger early complications like hot flashes, fatigue, insomnia, weight gain, urinary incontinence, joint pain, hair loss, loss of sexual desire and painful sexual intercourse, vaginal dryness, headaches and palpitations. Hysterectomy is often referred to as surgical menopause, as the person may experience menopause symptoms at an earlier stage.
Since you are having low grade fever,most of the possibility is due to infection that might have occurred from urinary or vaginal origin.This needs evaluation by a physical PV exam by consulting surgeon who operated,and few little tests like Urinalysis and swabbing/culture.If you have any other symptoms precipitated by above mentioned complications,this might need medical attention.
So suggest you to meet your surgeon and undergo complete examination as a post surgical follow up (generally 3rd week and 6th week),also acquire complete prescription.If fever is controlled,then the head ache (could be mood related) can be considered or eliminated accordingly after complete evaluation.You must understand that if Tylenol or Ibuprofen is not controlling you headache or low grade fever,then it is an alarm that you should seek medical help,since you have a risk factor of developing side effects (early or late) after 'PVH'.
I saw my doctor yesterday and he does not seemed concerned about my symptoms but they are concerning to me. H did a full examination and said that everything looked good and that I was healing nicely and almost completely healed. Just worried.
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