A 52-year-old male asked:
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cold and cough days before surgery under general anasthetic?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Call your doctor: Call your surgeon and explain what's going on. If you have fever or are coughing up secretions, it might be best to delay surgery. But if this is just a mild cold, it may resolve without any problem. Also depends on the type of surgery you've having. Always best to be in prime health before surgery and anesthesia.
Answered on Feb 24, 2018
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