Fever that comes and goes since my mitral valve repair July 2019
I had robotic surgery July 2019 to repair my mitral valve. Starting in September 2019 I have had about seven episodes of fever and fatigue along with muscle and joint pains. These episodes come about every six to seven weeks, generally last a few days and then go away on their own. Each episode seems to come after I lift something using my chest muscles. I am now going through my most recent episode and I have had it for over a week with fever as high as 102.2. In the past the fevers have been lower and have not lasted nearly as long. Yesterday I thought I was finished with it as my fever left in the morning and was normal the entire day until right before bedtime when it shot up to 101.5. I saw my PCP this past Friday and he did a lot of blood work, including a blood culture so I am waiting for those results. I was wondering if anyone else out there has experienced these types of symptoms after robotic or traditional heart surgery. I would appreciate any information that you might share.