A 48-year-old member asked:
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surgery in 6 hours and have a tickle with occasional dry cough; ok to go ot surgery?

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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 surgeon and anesthesiologist. If there is no wheezing or signs of infection and your oxygen level is ok, they will likely proceed with the procedure but the desicion lies with the surgeon and anesthesiologist. Good luck!
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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