• I am 64 yo with newly diagnosed ovarian ca 8 days post op. Sudden onset of extreme persperation, then chills

    Asked by Barb on Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    I am 64 yo with newly diagnosed ovarian ca 8 days post op. Sudden onset of extreme persperation, then chills

    I am very concerned. Is this something that happens to a post menopausal woman who's just had a radical hysterectomy? Seems to me, I already went through all of this years before. Thanks for any feedback.

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    • khsherwood's Avatar

      Hi Barb, I saw that you posted 13 hours ago. I hope you called your doctor. It sounds like you could have an infection from the operation. If you are still having these symptoms call. Don't worry about it being a holiday, Happy Thanksgiving by the way, call! Did you take your temp? If it is above 100 it could be an infection. If it's much higher you may need to go to the hospital. I hope you are alright. I am worried about you now. Could you post back if everything is ok? Kelly

      almost 9 years ago
    • CarolLHRN's Avatar

      I agree with Kelly. I would think it's more related to an infection than hormones. Definitely call the doctor and take your temperature.

      almost 9 years ago
    • PetraW's Avatar

      I agree with everybody. I had serious infections after my mastectomy 5 weeks after surgery and it also came with fever and chills. It is very important to go and have it checked out. If you have an infection you need antibiotics. It will take the antibiotics about 4 days to work. It was very scary to see the infection get worse before it finally got better. However, because the antibiotics were not completely killing all the bacteria, I had two more infections and finally during the last episode, the antibiotics were changed and it finally cleared it up completely.

      almost 9 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar

      I recommend that you take your temperature to see if you have a fever and talk with your doctor. I did have problems with chills and hot flashes after my radical hysterectomy for ovarian cancer without having a fever or being sick. My last period was about 6 months prior to my surgery.

      almost 9 years ago
    • DonnaJenkins' Avatar

      I am having hot and cold flashes post op. It is normal. No hormones can be given because hormones feed other cancer per my surgeon. Hope this helps.

      about 8 years ago
    • DonnaJenkins' Avatar

      If no temp and shared symptoms with with surgeon, then you just need to know that these are normal. I am 4 months post op. My hot and cold flashes have lessened. Drink plenty of water.

      about 8 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      Oh ((Barb)) (You're being hugged) We're tough... always remember that. I was 62 when my ovarian cancer was discovered... and yes I too had persperation and chills... and yes I went through a mini menopaus again... Sorry I know you didn't need to hear that. But I'm 69 now and still cancer free. I had stage IV prior to surger and Stage IIIC after. It's seven years later and once in a while on a warm day...it will take a while to cool down.. oh heck once in a while I have another hot flash... Your question confirms that what it is in my mind. But hey... I'm going to my grandson's wedding on Saturday... I'm going to dance and enjoy everything and if I get a hot flash... I'll remember to thank God that I'm here to experience it. These flashes are further and further apart... AND not near as bad as the first time. If they really get me (and I'm alone) I start singing.. "I AM WOMAN"

      about 8 years ago
    • lkkeller's Avatar

      I was diagnosed and treated in December of last year. I am 54 and went thru menopause before this. I just get hot flashes ononce in awhile but I heard it is common. take care

      about 8 years ago
    • Darlasurvived's Avatar

      I did the same thing. I even had anxiety attacks, one after another. I would set and cry for hours in the floor. Just kept saying something is wrong.But didnt know what.

      almost 8 years ago

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