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12/05/2008

WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE

Please call the ward, your GP, the on-call surgical team or call in at A&E if you develop any of the following:

  • Chills and or persistent fever over 39 C
  • Pulse >100 or respiratory rate >30
  • Increasing pain
  • Fresh rectal bleeding
  • Increasing abdominal swelling
  • Persistent nausea and or vomiting so that you are unable to eat or drink liquids
  • Diarrhoea
  • Persistent cough or shortness of breath
  • Redness or purulent drainage from an incision
  • Painful swollen calf or leg

Explain that you feel unwell, that you have had a resent laparoscopic resection and that you need a senior surgical review.


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