When should I call my doctor after an esophagectomy?
After an esophagectomy, call your doctor if you:
- Are having pain or fevers that are getting worse.
- Notice warmth, redness, drainage, or bleeding around the incisions.
- Are feeling weak, becoming more short of breath, or feel your heart racing.
- Have diarrhea or black stools.
You should also call your doctor if you have:
- A burning feeling in the throat.
- A cough that doesn’t go away.
- A fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Jaundice (yellowing of the whites of the eyes or of the skin).