View Full Version : How do you know if infection is in hardware? Fever for a week, on antibiotics

12-01-2014, 06:22 PM
My spine surgery was 2.5 years ago. I've had a fever for a week and on antibiotics. Was switched from Keflex to Levoflaxin on Thursday but STILL have a fever. I'm getting concerned about infection getting in hardware. How do you know if it is?

12-02-2014, 12:17 AM
You're not going to know for certain unless you have more surgery. Have you had an increase in pain? If not, it's a lot less likely that your problem is a wound infection. Have you had blood drawn yet?