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I had a PE last year due to having two abdominal surgeries. Im getting sick with pneumonia/cold type symptoms. could it cause a PE?

I had a PE last year due to having two abdominal surgeries. Im getting sick with pneumonia/cold type symptoms. could it cause a PE?

UR higher risks of P: The respiratory illness is not likely to directly cause a PE, but you are higher risk. The immobility and changes in blood clotting after surgery are high risk factors, but you have shown you can get a PE. If you become very immobile due to this illness, you are at risk of forming clots in your legs which can become PEs. Staying well hydrated and mildly active and not bedridden reduces risk. ...Read more

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Male 68yrs. Prostate weight from 49.4gm to 22gms. Residual urine=59 cc.Urine flowrate 10 ml/s per.E-coli & kleb pneumonia in urine.Is surgery needed?

Male 68yrs. Prostate weight from 49.4gm to 22gms. Residual urine=59 cc.Urine flowrate 10 ml/s per.E-coli & kleb pneumonia in urine.Is surgery needed?

An option: If you have been on Alpha blockers like flomax, (tamsulosin) and 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors like finasteride, and still got a uti, surgery most likely is indicated. Also your doctor may feel that the infection is from prostate infection and that surgery is indicated to remove infected tissue. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a successful surgery on a 91 year old male who had an anyuerism of the heart Who just got over pneumonia too.

Is it possible to have a successful surgery on a 91 year old male who had an anyuerism of the heart Who just got over pneumonia too.

It is possible : it is possible but may not be necessary. Many patients with this condition can be managed with good medical therapy. ...Read more

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3 days since laproscopic surgery. Still have sharp pain in chest & ribs when inhaling. Is it the air inside causing this or pneumonia ?

3 days since laproscopic surgery. Still have sharp pain in chest & ribs when inhaling. Is it the air inside causing this or pneumonia ?

Atelectasis: Unexpanded lung- it's very common after belly surgery. Taking deep breaths all the way in, hold as long as you can, then exhale. Do that few times every hour to prevent pneumonia. ...Read more

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Anaplastic thyroid cancer, surgery made but before treatment he got pneumonia lung? What is the case now? Should start treatment or its the end?

Anaplastic thyroid cancer, surgery made but before treatment he got pneumonia lung? What is the case now? Should start treatment or its the end?

Autonomy rules: Surgery is almost never curative but can help locally. There have been some responses by anaplastic cancer of the thyroid to chemotherapy that may give a year or two of good-quality life. If the patient feels strong enough and wants to try it, then it's his choice. If not, it is always possible to make a person with incurable cancer comfortable. ...Read more

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2 days after surgery i feel like I have pneumonia. Started with a sore throat from the airway tube. Now have massive congestion.

2 days after surgery i feel like I have pneumonia.   Started with a sore throat from the airway tube. Now have massive congestion.

Airway inflammation: You likely have airway inflammation as a consequence of intubation. It usually resolves in 4-5 days. Pneumonia would be associated with fever , dark mucous, chest pain and shortness of breath. ...Read more

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