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Owen Im jorge, my question is about your comment on people

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Hello Dr. Owen Im jorge, my question is about your comment on people with a immunocompromised patients. I had a kidney transplant 3 months ago and recovering slow due to an existing 2nd time surgery on a hernia at the same time and place where the transplan and after I check in at the hospital because I had high fever 102.8 F. Headache and body aching, a lots of antibiotics were given and I was release 5 days after with no diagnostic and or cause for such event. Since then and once at home for 2 weeks, my temperature vary from 75.2 to 76.4 is this most commonly usual on kidney transplant patients and Im I consider a patient with immunocompromised condition?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

You are considered as immunocompromised as kidney transplant patient need to take medicines which prevent the graft rejection. These medicines keep the immunity lower than the normal people. A fever after hernia surgery in your case is likely due to some infection (because of low immunity). Many times this infection cannot be identified as the organisms are multiple and our present culture methods may not able to grow the bacteria and virus which cause the symptoms but do not give enough colony to grow on the culture medium.

Your present low body temperature is though unusual. This need to be investigated. This is not common post operative and can be due to side effects of the medications. You may need culture of urine, blood, sputum for the initial screening to ascertain the cause, with the blood counts.

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