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After Surgery Throat Mucus

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Old 05-28-2005, 10:12 PM   #1
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Exclamation After Surgery Throat Mucus

Every since I had surgery 4 months ago (which had nothing to do with my throat I had my colon removed but had a tube down my throat)I have what feels like mucus in my throat that I can't cough up and I get short of breath quickly can anyone tell me how to get rid of it?

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Old 05-29-2005, 01:51 PM   #2
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Re: After Surgery Throat Mucus

You need to go see an ENT and get a larygnoscope done to see if you have developed a stenosis due to scar tissue from intubation. If they traumatize the trachea with the tube that goes down your throat it can start growing scar tissue. This will start to restrict your airway and you will have trouble breathing. You will develop what is called stridor, which is basically a breathiness to your talking... feeling like you cannot complete a sentence without taking an extra breath. Unfortunately, there is no way to cough this up. This is not a fun thing to go through ( been there done it) but you really need to see a doctor. Do not go to a family doc since most have not had to deal with such a thing. Either see an ENT or a pulmonologist.

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