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can you go in for an operation if you have the common cold if i have a cold will my surgery be postponed

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: It depeds on your overall health and the length or type of surgery that you may be having. If you are having fevers or a lot of coughing, then surger ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
A cold is: Usually an upper tract issue, ie clear nasal discharge and congestion. Flu is associated with more systemic symptoms including fevers and muscle ache ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Meds,post nasal drip: When sick w an upper respiratory tract infection,post nasal drip can be irritating to the throat, esophagus&stomach.Many common cold meds contain ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Cold: Your temperature is of no concern. The common cold should resolve in a few days.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sidman
39 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not contagious: Bell's Palsy is not contagious. It can be caused by some viruses, but not the ones that cause the common cold. Stop worrying!
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
18 years experience Pain Management
Should be ok: You can discuss this with your surgeon or anesthesiologist on the day of procedure, but most of the time it is not a problem.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Spinal: Have your operation with spinal surgery - do not get a general anesthetic. Alternatively if you're feeling lousy, you may just want to postpone it.
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Dr. James McClurg
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Arthroscopic : Arthroscopic surgery is normally an elective procedure. Going under general anesthesia with an upper respiratory infection is not a good idea. You are ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Check capillary: Return to make sure it is instantaneous. In general are your feet cold before surgery?If not you should discuss with surgeon.Noral cap return would in ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Tetralogy: It is not great when a baby of that age catches a cold. Since you are his mother and have it, it also means he has no natural protection. When is his ... Read More
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