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I have a cough, will they cancel my surgery tomorrow?

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Started by sheriah, Oct 17, 2011 8:43 AM
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    sheriah

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 8:43 AM

#1
I'm at the end of a cold and now have a dry cough, will they cancel my surgery tomorrow?


    formykids2

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 3:21 PM

#2
I cant say if they will cancel surgery, but I can say if I had a cough I would wait because coughing after surgery is quite painful.


    Corrigan

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 3:36 PM

#3

I cant say if they will cancel surgery, but I can say if I had a cough I would wait because coughing after surgery is quite painful.



Probably not, but the intubation device will give you a sore throat for a few days, anyway.
Don't forget your PJs and slippers, and maybe some chapstick.


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Posted October 17, 2011 - 4:55 PM

#4
I had my gallbladder out a couple of years ago and went in with a cough. It wasn't a big deal to them and they did the surgery.


    jakealta

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 5:03 PM

#5
If they do proceed, I would ask the doctor for a prescribed liquid cough suppressant. You definitely don't want to be coughing while healing.


    screeden

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Posted October 18, 2011 - 11:05 AM

#6
I was on the tail end of a cold with a slight cough and I still had mine. I would get some cough syrup to help with the cough. don't suppress it completely, coughing helps keep the airways popped open. use a pillow over your incisions to help brace the cough.


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