A 32-year-old member asked:
can you have surgery if you have a cough?
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen answered
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 of the cough be found and specific treatment taken to relieve the cough prior to general anesthetics and surgery.
Answered on Mar 6, 2020
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