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    Default WWYD Laproscopy help!

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    I've just been given a date for my laparoscopy (on Thursday!) but I've managed to pick up a horrid cough over the weekend. My letter says that I need to let them know if I have a cold etc. I called them and said I have a cough and the lady sounded quite unsure as to whether or not I should still have the appointment... She told me to go and see a doctor to get an opinion which I have done - he said it's just a head cold and won't affect my chest or breathing. I've done the stupid thing and googled and all these things about what could go wrong if you have a cough and have General Anaesthetic have come up! Should I go to the appt on Thursday given that the doctor said I should be fine and just see what the specialist says on the day (providing it doesn't get worse!) or should I cancel and let someone else have my appointment?
    Any experiences or thoughts would be hugely appreciated!

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    Is it a public or private hospital? If private I would speak to the anaesthetist doing the surgery. You will find out by calling your surgeons rooms. I'm not sure if it's public.

    Either way the anaesthetic doctor will access you on the day of surgery and chat with you. If they have any issues or concerns they will not go ahead.

    We see plenty of patients have generals with a bit of a cold and it isn't an issue, pneumonia or something more serious would be totally different.

    I would keep appointment and do everything you can to help the cold now.

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    I've had a lap. I think the issue isn't a chest infection or complications in the surgery. You'll be perfectly fine. It's the coughing after surgery on your tummy. Depending on what they do (D&C, removal of cysts, polyps, endo etc) you are going to be sore. I liken it to coughing when you've pulled a muscle in your tummy. It really hurts! I had nothing removed, they found nothing wrong with me, and the incision site was quite sore and just getting up and down hurt (bc of course you use your tummy muscles).

    How bad is your cough?

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    It's a public hospital. I've just emailed them to confirm my booking and told them what the doctor said so hopefully that will be responded to at some point. It's not an awful cough. It's not like I'm bent over wracked with coughing or anything. It's just annoying. I had a cough after my csection so I'm used to that pain! All the things I was googling were saying if you have a cough the breathing tube could force an infection into your lungs which was what concerned me! Although the doctor did say it isn't any kind of chest infection.

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    I wouldn't be to worried about pain from coughing, if it's still an issue just hug a pillow or cushion tightly to your tummy before you cough for extra support.

    If the anaesthetist is worried they may give you some antibiotics just incase but most chest infections caused by breathing tubes occur in the ICU where people have them in for days or weeks.

    I simple cold in a fit healthy young person shouldn't be an issue.

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    Oh well if you've had a c/s then you'll be fine with the cough then.

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    I had a slight cough with my Lapo last June and was fine.

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    I had a laparoscopy ovarian tumour removal last year. Had a mild cold / cough. Pre op they took my temp and it was up high. They didn't want to do the operation! I had to beg (I had booked time off work) and see four different people before they decided to go ahead. After my op I came down with a horrible chest infection and cough and it hurt so much every time I coughed...and my cuts didn't heal properly...was quite awful. I wished I had waited until I was healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flicka28 View Post
    I had a laparoscopy ovarian tumour removal last year. Had a mild cold / cough. Pre op they took my temp and it was up high. They didn't want to do the operation! I had to beg (I had booked time off work) and see four different people before they decided to go ahead. After my op I came down with a horrible chest infection and cough and it hurt so much every time I coughed...and my cuts didn't heal properly...was quite awful. I wished I had waited until I was healthy.
    Yea, I've been told if I have a temp then they wouldn't do it.

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    How did you go @LaDiDah ?

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