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Pre-op, and im wheezing/should I cancel?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Definitely speak to your surgeon.
If your appendix needs to come out your surgeon and the anesthesiologist can deal with the problem. If you are having elective surgery - arthroscopy, liposuction - it may be wiser to delay the procedure until wheezing is controlled. The decision depends on the urgency of the operation and the severity of your asthma. Good luck.

In brief: Maybe
Definitely speak to your surgeon.
If your appendix needs to come out your surgeon and the anesthesiologist can deal with the problem. If you are having elective surgery - arthroscopy, liposuction - it may be wiser to delay the procedure until wheezing is controlled. The decision depends on the urgency of the operation and the severity of your asthma. Good luck.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not necessarily
Call your doctor, he/she may be able to boost your medication peri-op so you don't need to cancel.

In brief: Not necessarily
Call your doctor, he/she may be able to boost your medication peri-op so you don't need to cancel.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Pre-op wheezing
Wheezing before surgery could cause a problem for your surgeon or anesthesiologist, so you should check with them. It depends on how soon your surgery is taking place and how bad your lung functions are.
If you have a few days, a good asthma doctor might be able to beat back the asthma enough to satisfy the surgeon, depending on where you are starting treatment from. See your doctor today if able.

In brief: Pre-op wheezing
Wheezing before surgery could cause a problem for your surgeon or anesthesiologist, so you should check with them. It depends on how soon your surgery is taking place and how bad your lung functions are.
If you have a few days, a good asthma doctor might be able to beat back the asthma enough to satisfy the surgeon, depending on where you are starting treatment from. See your doctor today if able.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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