Fever after Scope?

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Blaine
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 7/25/2008 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had a half dozen colon-o-scopys.  The last was was last Friday morning, 18 July.  It was my first time using the milky colored anesthesia.  The results were fine--mildly active UC, moderate diverticulosis, and no displaysia; though two polyps were removed.  Late Friday afternoon I had my usual post-scope bloody liquid bowel movement and it was a bit more than usual, then again I did have the polyps removed (my first time) and the doc did take 40 biopsies.  Sat, Sun, and Mon, I felt fine.
 
On Tuseday morning I woke up with a fever. It peaked at 101.2 while on Tylenol and Motrin (my normal temp is rarely over 98.0) and lasted until the evening.  the fever completley went away late that evening.  I had some very mild pain in my colon, but that isn't so abnormal for me.   I also had some mild nausea.  I felt completely fine the next day.  The GI doc had be do a CBC which came back fine. 
 
The fever was too short to be a typical virus. Everyone else ate the same things I ate those days so it wasn't likely food poisioning.  A complication form a scope would normally show up sooner, and the doc didn't see and infected diverticular areas during the procedure.
 
Anybody else have this happen to them? 
Male, born 1960
Mild UC/Pan Colitis diagnosed in 1991
Sulfadene until 1996, Asacol since
 


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 7/26/2008 2:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi...you've definitely been through a zinger of a scope. I hope all the biopsies come back fine. The doc wouldn't have been able to see dysplasia I wouldn't think...

I have had low fevers and some higher for a day...not continuing or having anything obviously going on. I don't usually have any effects after a scope (my doc has taken as many as 36 biopsies...30 was the last time...except for some bleeding. If I'm starting to flare previously to the scope, however, I'll notice an increase in symptoms.

I suggest you not take motrin or any ibuprophen meds at all.

It's possible that your body quickened its immune response during the healing of the biopsies....but since you're not having any obvious symptoms that's good.

The other thing is that it could possibly be the first symptom of you possibly starting a flare. You'll know soon enough if that's the case.

Please let us know how you're feeling and the outcome of the biopsies report.

quincy

Are you having more mucus than usual?
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


Blaine
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 45
   Posted 7/28/2008 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Biposies were fine--that's how I knew no displaysia and the flare was over by the time I had the scope. I think the best answer--which is what I have been leaning toward as well--is a quickened immune system response. I have had no symtoms of any kind since the fever last Tuesday.
Male, born 1960
Mild UC/Pan Colitis diagnosed in 1991
Sulfadene until 1996, Asacol since
 

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