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When to Call the Doctor After Bypass Surgery

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Call your doctor if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Angina or chest pain symptoms like those you felt before surgery (call 911)

  • Fever  of 100.4˚F (38˚C) or higher, or as directed by your healthcare provider

  • Unexplained chills or sweating

  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing

  • Sharp pain in the chest on taking a deep breath

  • Belly (abdominal) pain, nausea, or vomiting that doesn't go away

  • Fast or irregular heartbeat

  • Dizziness or fainting

  • Increasing pain that doesn't get better after taking pain medicine

  • Swelling, redness, oozing, or cloudy discharge at the incision sites

  • Unexplained bruising or bleeding

  • Continued sensation of motion or clicking sounds in your breastbone

  • Sudden weight gain. This means 5 pounds or more in 1 week.

  • Increased swelling of the legs, especially on the side where the vein was not removed

Online Medical Reviewer: Fetterman, Anne, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Mancini, Mary, MD
Last Review Date: 10/1/2016
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