Surgical Site Infections

After your surgery, if you experience any of the symptoms below, call your doctor or healthcare provider.

  • Increased redness, pain, and drainage at the surgery site
  • Chills and fever (temperature higher than 38 C or 100.4 F)
  • Redness or pain in your lower legs, even with resting
  • Swelling of the legs, ankles or feet
  • Skin changes in the leg, such as discolouration, thickening or warmth in the legs
  • Discomfort, heaviness, pain, aching, throbbing, itching, or warmth in the legs
  • Pain in your chest, difficulty breathing, or shortness of breath.
  • Coughing up blood
  • Rapid or irregular heart rate
  • Lightheadedness
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