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temp of 39 degrees 4 day after giving birth - any thoughts? related to milk coming in???
A quick visit to Dr Google suggests that there can be a fever the day milk comes in (see here) but frankly I wouldn't mess around with the possibility of post-partum infection and she ought to to see a doctor.
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Thanks for all advice.
was fobbed off by labour ward, midvives, and GP surgery, but hubbie persisted and got emergency GP appointment. GP diagnosed flu, but i said i didn't think i was getting flu. Finally persuaded her to test urine - bladder +/- womb infection diagnosed. Antibiotics seem to have done the trick.
Thanks for encouraging us to persist for further diagnosis!
Glad you're all OK. This is close to my heart. I had a temp of 41 degrees and despite talking to two GPs, my midwife and NHS direct I was fobbed off. Luckily DH took control and made me go to A&E and I was admitted the moment I turned up.
There should be way more info on this - it kills and it kills fast. If DH hadn't taken me when he did it is very possible that I would not be here today.
It is very depressing that so many medical professionals were happy to leave a recently delivered woman with a fever without treatment! Post childbirth infection is horrible and serious. In centuries past it killed so many mothers - and it would still kill today despite antibiotics if allowed to get hold.