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What would an increase the number of asthma attacks 3 weeks post laminectomy mean?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Probably unrelated

There is no direct link between surgery & an increase in asthma 3 weeks later. But your laminectomy may have changed your activity; that could affect asthma.
Are you taking a Aspirin or Ibuprofen or did you stop some of your asthma medicines? Are you around a pet more? Perhaps you caught a cold from someone helping to care from you. It may be time to check in with your asthma specialist.

In brief: Probably unrelated

There is no direct link between surgery & an increase in asthma 3 weeks later. But your laminectomy may have changed your activity; that could affect asthma.
Are you taking a Aspirin or Ibuprofen or did you stop some of your asthma medicines? Are you around a pet more? Perhaps you caught a cold from someone helping to care from you. It may be time to check in with your asthma specialist.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: More reflux

Any large surgery can lead to more gastroesophogeal reflux (heartburn) - and this can be silent or not well noticed.
Make sure that this is being addressed as part of your asthma plan as reflux can certainly trigger asthma (or cause asthma like symptoms). Good luck.

In brief: More reflux

Any large surgery can lead to more gastroesophogeal reflux (heartburn) - and this can be silent or not well noticed.
Make sure that this is being addressed as part of your asthma plan as reflux can certainly trigger asthma (or cause asthma like symptoms). Good luck.
Dr. William Walsh
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