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When is it recommended to call the doctor after a lobectomy procedure?

Certain symptoms might announce that you are at risk of developing postoperative complications.

You should call your doctor if you have any of these symptoms after you underwent lobectomy:

  • chest pain
  • redness
  • swelling
  • drainage or blood at the incision site
  • cough
  • fever
  • pain or difficulty while breathing
  • green/yellow sputum or blood in the sputum

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/