Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives
by monibing on Tue Jul 31, 2012 01:28 AM
Hi everyone, my partner went in for a partial nephrectomy last monday (23.07.12) to remove a 2.2cm mass from his left kidney and came out of the hospital on Friday (27.07.12). in the hospital he seemed to be getting better everyday although he was on strong pain killers. Im getting worried about him as he seems to have gotten worse after he left hospital. Obviously he is sore after the surgery (and the doc gave him different pain killers which are not as strong) but he has been experiencing hot/cold sweats consistently since he left the hospital as well as nausea and a loss of appetite. He is still no better today although his pain seems to have decreased, its really just his other symptoms that I am worried about. His blood was checked for infections every day while he was in hospital and nothing was detetected and the cut seems to be healing nicely with no visible signs of infection. Its not red or swollen, it actually looks quite good. Are these other symptoms just a sign of his body healing on the inside or should I take him to his GP? Please help!
by love4life on Tue Jul 31, 2012 03:31 PM
If you have any doubts about his recovery have him seen by his dr. Better to be safe than sorry.
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