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Could u die from having a hysterectomy and having copd(breathing problems) I smoke cigarettes?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but unlikely

Part of surgical planning is to asses the medical risks of surgery for each individual.
Someone with COPD will need evaluation of their lung function before the obgyn will decide whether or not to, perform the surgery. A team approach is often required. A pulmonologist or internal medicine physician should perform the preop testing and communicated this to the obgyn and anesthesiologist.

In brief: Yes but unlikely

Part of surgical planning is to asses the medical risks of surgery for each individual.
Someone with COPD will need evaluation of their lung function before the obgyn will decide whether or not to, perform the surgery. A team approach is often required. A pulmonologist or internal medicine physician should perform the preop testing and communicated this to the obgyn and anesthesiologist.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Patrick Weix
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Need evaluation.

Anyone with chronic health conditions, especially those affecting the heart, lungs, kidneys and liver, should see their primary treating specialist and their gynecologist prior to surgery.
Your pulmonologist can help quantify the risk someone would face based on the severity of your disease and the type of hysterectomy planned. Your gynecologist can quantify the risks if you don't get surgery.

In brief: Need evaluation.

Anyone with chronic health conditions, especially those affecting the heart, lungs, kidneys and liver, should see their primary treating specialist and their gynecologist prior to surgery.
Your pulmonologist can help quantify the risk someone would face based on the severity of your disease and the type of hysterectomy planned. Your gynecologist can quantify the risks if you don't get surgery.
Dr. Patrick Weix
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