What do I do if I have concerns?
Call 9-1-1 immediately if you develop:
- Sudden onset of chest pain
- Shortness of breath not relieved by rest
- If your legs feel numb, tingly, cold, or look blue
- You believe you are experiencing a true emergency
Common signs of stroke:
- Sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding others
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, usually on one side of your body.
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination.
- Sudden or severe headache with no known cause.
When do I need to seek medical attention?
- Under the tongue temperature above 100.5 degrees Fº
- Bleeding, redness, swelling, increased pain, or foul smelling drainage near your incision site
- Incisions that open up after you leave the hospital
- Increased swelling in your legs or ankles
- Weight gain of more than 5 pounds in 3 days or weight loss of 7 pounds or more before your follow-up clinic visit
- Increase shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
- Trouble urinating
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Stomach pain or bloating
- Chills or excessive sweating
- A vague feeling that something is wrong