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I have surgery friday and am going to have a general anesthetic. Will I have to reschedule if i'm sick with a cold?

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Dr. Peter Fischer
Anesthesiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery and a Cold

Possibly. Both your anesthesiologist and surgeon will conduct a focused history of this illness and do a physical exam. They will then assess the risk of undergoing an elective procedure in the face of your current health status.
Fever, a productive cough, malaise, reactive/congested airways can increase your risk of complications peri-operatively.

In brief: Surgery and a Cold

Possibly. Both your anesthesiologist and surgeon will conduct a focused history of this illness and do a physical exam. They will then assess the risk of undergoing an elective procedure in the face of your current health status.
Fever, a productive cough, malaise, reactive/congested airways can increase your risk of complications peri-operatively.
Dr. Peter Fischer
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

You might bad coughing fits.

In brief: Yes

You might bad coughing fits.
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