Shivers and Extreme Fatigue 3 Weeks After Surgery- Why?

hello, i had gynocomastia surgery and stomach lipo. i was near ideal bodyweight so not much fat was removed. i'm 3 weeks post surgery and i have these shivers that wrack my body. it will run from my sides up my back and its happens all the time. also i have extreme fatigue. Absolutely zero energy, i struggle to even stay awake during the day even after getting 12 hours sleep the night before. definately never felt like this before, literally falling asleep while still sitting up.

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Shaking chills

Shaking chills after srugery suggests an infectious process going on. I would contact your doctor immediately and follow-up with him. Your symptoms are not common after surgery.

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Chills and fatigue

I am concerned by your description of wracking shivers. You could have an infection and need to be seen by a physician immediately. This could be related to the surgery, as in an infection, or, f you had general anesthesia, might be symptomatic of pneumonia, or it could be of entirely different etiology, with a differential diagnosis that could include lymphoma or leukemia Please contact a physician or go to an emergency room as soon as possible.

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Shivers and Fatigue

Thank you for the question.

Your description of your symptoms is very concerning. I would suggest  IMMEDIATE consultation with a physician in person,  even if it requires an emergency room visit. You need to rule out an infectious etiology causing the “shivers and fatigue”.

Best wishes.


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