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A 46-year-old male asked:

Cold and cough days before surgery under general anasthetic?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
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.

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Last updated Feb 24, 2018

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