Help - Surgery due day after tomorrow but got a cough

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Can anyone advise me please. I am due to go in for hysterectomy, Anteria repair and possible Posteria repair day after tomorrow I also have Cystocyle. I got brochitis last  November and the cough has lingered. I was due to go in on the 3rd of Feb but the surgeon advised against it because of the cough and gave me this date for op (the cough was much worse then) but I am still coughing slightly. In you're experience do you think my cough would ruin my op ? or has anyone else had a cough and had surgery. Hoping someone can reply urgently please!! Thanks 

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    It was a cough that got me the prolapse sad
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      Thanks for replying. Oh really, that's bad. I think I'll need posterier repair done because of cough, not sure untill i'm in theatre, it was ok before cough. Have you had surgery?
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    Hi Lauday

    I was in the middle of a cold and sore throat when I had my op . I was very phlegmy and had a cough. I spoke to the anaesthetist who said I'd be fine as long as I never had a temperature. After the op I was coughing more and it hurt a bit but I was given antibiotics to come home with and all has been well X good luck with your op xxxx

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    Surely the only two people able to make that decision are the Anaesthetist and operating Specialist Surgeon. Along with you. You can't get a whole lot of "Jo public" with little or no medical knowledge to advise. I imagine one of your Dr's may send you for a simple chest X-ray 1st to see if there is any evidence of what may be causing you to still cough. But every decision will be up to what your own Dr's want and may be entirely different to somebody else's Dr's advice. I don't think a public forum is the place to make such a decision. What's good for one may not be for the next. Also cause the actual cause of a cough is highly likely to be something entirely different for each patient.
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      Thanks. I have had lots of tests to see what is causing the cough, all drawing a blank. This post is to contact someone who has been coughing since surgery and what there experience has been, not for anyone to tell me to go ahead. Having one op cancelled when I was gowned up  to go was very upsetting . Depressing living with this problem,as we all know, just don't want to be in worse state if go ahead!
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      This forum is all about "Joe public" and the support we can give each other robyn. A lot of the discussions would probably be best answered by a professional but all most of us want is a bit of support and someone else to "chat" to. Everyone is anxious particularly before an operation, just asking the question sometimes helps.
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    Hi,

    I was badly congested about 2 weeks before my op, I was panicking as when I get cold they always end in a bad cough that lasts for weeks. I was really lucky this time, my congestion started to dry up and GP checked my chest 5 days before op and my chest was clear, but still had tickle throat. Was told as long as no chest infection will go ahead. The anethesist did say that if congested a bit, may get worse again after anesthetic, but they give you oxygen which helps and it actually keeps your nose and back of throat clear. As soon as I came of oxygen could feel slight congestion returning. Have had to be careful when coughing and clearing my nose to do this very gently.

    Hope all goes well for you , phyl xx

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    I left the hospital with a cough, lasted about 3 weeks, it caused me a lot of discomfort, I was advised to press on my pad when coughing, pre-op coughs were a nightmare and always caused leakage, post-op this wasn't a problem so I was delighted!! 
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    I would get checked out before your surgery. Phone the ward you are going into and explain. They may send you for a chest xray to check for congestion in airways.

    I am 3.5 months post surgery and have a cough and cold for two weeks now. Coughing is painful in my chest and in surgery area. During day you can guard pelvic muscles a bit but not at night when it wakens you up.

    You don't want to risk bursting stitches etc.

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    Good luck Lauday x
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