Hysterectomy

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I am due to have surgery in 2 days and I have a stopped up head somewhat and a cough. Only coughed up something once. I already have my time off work for my surgery and so does my husband and I have no other symptoms like fever or aches. Will they Still do my surgery as planned and what can I take? I feel fine besides that

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    HI Tina, I don’t think so, I am no doctor. But a cough/cold/flu  is the worst thing you could have after hysterectomy or abdominal surgery. A cough, a laugh or a sneeze will make you in a lot and pain and could tear the inside stitches.  I’d call in this am and leave a message on the emergency line.  So the surgeon can asscess you & he may have a protocol to put you in Rx wise? Or you can do  “oil of oregano” that kills viral stuff fast available in pill form at sprouts/Whole foods?? But you are almost to the bowel prep etc....you are cutting it close.

    But you need to be healthy this surgery is big. Even laparoscopic....I’m so sorry you are feeling slightly under the weather!! 

    Please have your husband go get you all the meds, liquids. Don’t leave your house...try to get healthy ASAP!!!

    And then do everything they say after...it’s gonna be a long road but you will make it. Happy you have a husband that loves you. 

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      Your very right about the coughing. I was open abdominal and I had to cough and clear my throat. I remember trying to do breathing ezcersizes in recovery....bad idea it hurt so bad. But yes they can definetly help and assess if need be.
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    I was the same. You can ask your Dr maybe today or tomorrow but anesthesia told me didn't matter because they go around all that with the tubes anyway. Also the Dr said they can give stuff to dry you up for the time being. I would check before. I was so worried about the same. We had all the time off and everything. If your not to bad I'm sure it's ok. Also anything like dayquil.or something with tylenol. Is ok. As your pharmacist or Dr first. Good luck?

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    Hi Tina

    I'm sorry to hear that you are not well just prior to surgery.  It is the anaesthetist's call as to whether you are fit enough for surgery.  All the best, Lyn

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    Hi Tina

    I would definatley not risk having the op if you are coughing, it will put a strain on your stitches and can lead to hernia's and such like.  I would ring the hospital and ask to speak with your consultant to be on the safe side, it is more about how much you cough when you are recovering from the surgery that will be the issue, it is not really worth the risk.

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