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Old 08-16-2004, 07:31 AM   #1
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Question Cough After Gallbladder surgery???

I had gallbladder surgery (lap) on Friday afternoon. That went fine, although I had major knot in my lower back muscle due to hospital bed, etc. Now, since Sunday I have been having a very productive cough. I cough up chunks of phlegm that are colored almost brownish-green. IS this normal after surgery, or could I be getting an infection? My son had the start of bronchitis a few days prior to me going into surgery.

I called my surgeon & the receptionist said to check with family dr. I don't have other symptoms. I know this board can be helpful in times.


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Old 08-18-2004, 11:47 AM   #2
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Re: Cough After Gallbladder surgery???

NOT NORMAL!!!! See your doc right away. Could be the onset of phneoumia from the operation.
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Old 08-18-2004, 04:04 PM   #3
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Re: Cough After Gallbladder surgery???

Thanks for replying. Surgeons receptionist told me to see my family doctor. They said sounded like the start of bronchitis & put me on Zithromax. On my 3rd day of that and feel MUCH better!

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