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I have a cough, & i've had back surgery, took some prothozime, but the cough is still there and my back is still sore?

I have a cough, & i've had back surgery, took some prothozime, but the cough is still there and my back is still sore?

Cough and pain: There are many causes of a chronic cough and if this has been a persistent problem then you should see your doctor about a check up. You could be having an infection, bronchitis, asthma, chronic pulmonary disease , etc. Your back pain is related to surgery and you should follow the surgeons instructions carefully. ...Read more

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Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Can you have surgery if you have a cough?

Can you have surgery if you have a cough?

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. ...Read more

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Can you have a cough and still have surgery?

Can you have a cough and still have 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 surgery takes 5minutes for both ears and can be done with IV sedation. But an open heart surgery requires general anesthesia and hours of surgery. If the cough is productive, associated with a fever, in a smoker/copd pt, then anesthesia will cancel. ...Read more

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Hello I have a bad cough since january 3rd and its not going away with anything and i got it about 2weeks after surgery any one can help me?

Hello I have  a bad cough since january 3rd and its not going away with anything and i got it about 2weeks after surgery any one can help me?

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 blood work. Antibiotics without an examination are rarely the right answer. ...Read more

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Can I have surgery in 3 days if my bronchitis has been treated and my cough is mild. I do not have psnemonia and otherwise feel pretty good. ?

Can I have surgery in 3 days if my bronchitis has been treated and my cough is mild.  I do not have psnemonia and otherwise feel pretty good. ?

Most likely: It depends on the type of surgery and anesthesia required and if your lungs sound clear now. You say you feel well so that's a good sign that it should be alright. Keep taking your inhalers as prescribed and call the surgery center or your doctor with any worsening symptoms. Good luck. Oh, stop smoking if you do. :). ...Read more

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My son will have his operation 6days from now. But he got cough and could. Isnt still possible to go on with his operation for hypospadias surgery?

My son will have his operation 6days from now. But he got cough and could. Isnt still possible to go on with his operation for hypospadias surgery?

Depends: Upper respiratory tract infections can predispose a kid undergoing an inhalation anesthesia to develop complications including pneumonia. You should inform the team that is planning his care so they can decide when it will be safe. ...Read more

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Surgery in 6 hours and have a tickle with occasional dry cough; ok to go ot surgery?

Surgery in 6 hours and have a tickle with occasional dry cough; ok to go ot surgery?

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! ...Read more