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Date Joined Nov 2012
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   Posted 11/12/2012 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I have my Nissen Fundoplication op in a week but i've had a bad cough since my endoscopy 3 week ago.

Is it normal to have a cough afterwards and they will still be able to perform the op right?

Sorry, maybe im just panicking a bit too much before my op.

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   Posted 11/12/2012 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Unless you're running a high fever they will do the surgery.
I had pneumonia three weeks before mine but they went ahead with it because the fever was over with and I was just coughing.

Call your doctor to be safe though.
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   Posted 11/12/2012 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi kristylouise,
I had a lung infection before, during, and after my surgery, and my lungs didn't improve until the two and a half month mark post-op.  As Joy said, as long as you don't have a fever you should be just fine.  Of course, ask your surgeon's office if you're worried.
I worried that my severe and nearly constant coughing would damage my wrap, but it didn't.  They're stronger than you think!  If your cough persists after the surgery, use a pillow to hold your stomach still while you cough.  Ice on the left/rib area incision helps with that cough-created pain.
Good luck with your surgery!
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