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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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An inflammation of the lungs, most ...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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Recent surgery/positive for flu7daysago(on day ten)X-rays and bloodwork negative for pneumonia, mild asthma,decadron (dexamethasone) shot,on biotics&prednisone,temp99?

Recent surgery/positive for flu7daysago(on day ten)X-rays and bloodwork negative for pneumonia, mild asthma,decadron (dexamethasone) shot,on biotics&prednisone,temp99?

Mgt: I would suggest monitoring your temperature, respiratory symptoms and staying well hydrated. The influenza infection can make you more prone to a secondary bacterial respiratory infection. Please check with you PCP if you develop persistent or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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69 Y.O. male, rotater cuff surgery 8/14.Had sepsis, pneumonia, abscessed tooth after. He's planning on torn meniscus surgery 9/11. Wise choice?

69 Y.O. male, rotater cuff surgery  8/14.Had sepsis, pneumonia, abscessed tooth after.  He's planning on torn meniscus surgery 9/11. Wise choice?

No for two reasons!: You may need crutches after meniscal surgery for several days, and probably should not use them given your recent rotator cuff surgery less than a month prior. The additional risk of elective surgery given recent acute sepsis and infection is also avoidable and can be decreased toward normal risk by merely waiting several weeks perhaps ...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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Whay does this mean " the lung fields are clear and consider perihilar pneumonitis, bilateral? Can my son still go with his operation/surgery?

Whay does this mean " the lung fields are clear  and consider perihilar pneumonitis, bilateral? Can my son still go with his operation/surgery?

Depends on situation: If the kid will be placed under an inhaled general anesthesia, such a reading on an x-ray might lead the treatment team to delay an elective operation. A lung disorder can be aggravated by inhaled anesthetics & lead to worsening of the lung status. Discussion of the findings with your doc is indicated. ...Read more

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How might you have surgery after starting treatment for pneumonia from micoplasma bacteria?

How might you have surgery after starting treatment for pneumonia from micoplasma bacteria?

Treat First: Difficult to give you advise without more information. Generally, the pneumonia should be completely treated and your lungs free of “disease” before undergoing non emergent surgery. Your physicians will be able to advise you more precisely. ...Read more

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How can a patient prevent contracting pneumonia after surgery?

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How can a patient prevent contracting pneumonia after surgery?

Follow your surgeons: instructions.deep breathing. Using the respiratory "balls" and follow the respiratory therapist instructions ...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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I am having sinus surgery to help with a mesa sinus infection. If I have a slight case of pneumonia at the time will this hinder the operation.

I am having sinus surgery to help with a mesa sinus infection.  If I have a slight  case of pneumonia at the time will this hinder the operation.

Tell your doc: Your doc will be on the alert for any symptoms that will interfere w/surgery. Please tell him or her about your concerns. I know it can be difficult, but getting free of smoking can help overall health. The very best to you. ...Read more

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In 2009 i had surgery 4 a staph infection mnth ltr i devlop sputum have it nw 4 3yrs , had pneumonia nw i hve boils, pimpl & kidny cyst chst hrts ?

In 2009 i had surgery 4 a staph infection  mnth ltr i devlop sputum have it nw 4 3yrs , had pneumonia nw i hve boils, pimpl & kidny cyst chst hrts ?

See a Doctor Now!: It appears that you have had recurrent infections in the past, have had chronic symptoms involving multiple organ systems. This will require immediate evaluation for detailed work up, including that for a primary or acquired immune deficiency. Please see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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In hospital w/pneumonia & awoke w/colostomy from an ileostomy surgery. Doc told me when he opened me up, my intestines were like mash potatos. Why How?

In hospital w/pneumonia & awoke w/colostomy from an ileostomy surgery. Doc told me when he opened me up, my intestines were like mash potatos. Why How?

Meet with surgeon: You need a detailed explanation of the problems that were identified, the procedure that was done and the outlook for future problems. As soon as possible, you need to have the surgeon meet with you and your family to give you clear information and to direct you to any necessary resources. ...Read more

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How dangerous could be if one person contract bacterial pneumonia after a surgery ( total knee replacement) could this put in danger the prosthesis?

How dangerous could be if one person contract bacterial pneumonia after a surgery ( total knee replacement) could this put in danger the prosthesis?

Post knee replacemen: It depends on the length of time from the surgery. You will probably be fine as long as you are being treated and them followed for 6-8 weeks ...Read more