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04 Dec 2012

hysterectomy and a blood transfusion
22 Nov I had a hysterectomy performed due to uterine fibroids. No complications arose during surgery except my right ovary had to be removed as it would not stop bleeding. On the 25 Nov I was given a blood transfusion of 4 units of blood as I had very low haemoglobin which I had before the surgery however it dropped further thus resulting in the transfusion. 10 days after surgery I''m having raised temps ranging from 37 - 38.5 degrees. What could be causing this? Is it a possible infection or perhaps a delayed reaction to the blood transfusion? Would very much appreciate your opinion!
P.S. not sure this matters but I was transfused with the same blood group as myself. Thanking you.
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01 Jan 0001

Transfusion reactions usually occur during the transfusion. This sounds like an infection.

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