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Pneumonia After Surgery Symptoms
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
2 days after surgery i feel like I have pneumonia. Started with a sore throat from the airway tube. Now have massive congestion.
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
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, 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
My son (5 m/o baby) is diagnosed with pneumonia necrotizing, and had X-ray and CT scan. Seems that there's bullae on bottom left lung. Is that true that we need to do a surgery to remove that bullae?
Father had CABG surgery 3 days ago but since then his po2 is 68 on 100% o2. Docs hv ruled out pneumonia, and PE (CT not done) via X-rays. C&s not in.
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