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can you have surgery with a cough

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: An anesthesiologist will determine if a person's lung status is good enough for them to undergo anesthesia for surgery. It's preferred that the cause ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cough and surgery: Hello, it depends on the cough itself and the surgery you are scheduled for. For example, if you are scheduled for tube placement in your ears, this s ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Not Good.: Very likely that your procedure will be performed under general anesthesia. Your anesthesiologist will be able to keep you “still”; generally speakin ... Read More
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Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
You won't: You won't cough because you'll be under anesthesia.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Probably: If you are no longer febrile, do not have a significant productive cough or wheezing, and you have completed a course of treatment, it is probably oka ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Upper respiratory tract infections can predispose a kid undergoing an inhalation anesthesia to develop complications including pneumonia. You should i ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Perhaps...: This cough could be due to post-nasal drip or gerd as well as bronchospasm. The ultimate desicion to proceed with the procedure is made by your surgeo ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
It could: Depends on the type of surgery, how urgent it is, and how sick you are next week. You'll want to let the surgeon or anesthesiologist (if you've met th ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Exam: You need to be examined and have a full physical as this has hung on too long. Your doctor will listen to your lungs, possibly get a chest x-ray and b ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Flu after surgery: Recovery from surgery is a time of vulnerability, and catching the flu or a cold is not uncommon. Check in with your surgery team. They may consider a ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Hernia: You may have developed an incisional hernia -- you should see your surgeon to have it evaluated.

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