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I have been diagnosed with Hernia , it resulted from

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Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Question: I have been diagnosed with Hernia, it resulted from my chronic coughing.
The doctors suggest surgery.
The problem is after the surgery if my continous coughing is still there it could risk in moving my organs again and will risk complications.
What should I do?
I’m 55 year old male.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get done PFT.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
Yes, you are right. If coughing is not controlled, you may have problem even after surgery.
So better to find out cause of your coughing before surgery and start its treatment.
So get done chest x ray and PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
Chest x ray is needed to rule out lung infection.
PFT is needed to rule out bronchitis.
Lung infection and bronchitis, both can cause chronic cough.
You may need inhaled bronchodilators and antibiotics based on the reports.
Please let me know
1. Do you smoke?
2. Have you ever undergone chest x ray and PFT?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (35 hours later)
Thanks Dr.

Yes I smoke.

I have done PFT and I have bronchitis.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Send me your PFT report.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
Active smoking is the cause for your unrelieved cough.
Please send me your PFT report so that I can guide you better.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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I have been diagnosed with Hernia , it resulted from

Brief Answer: Get done PFT. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum. I can understand your concern. Yes, you are right. If coughing is not controlled, you may have problem even after surgery. So better to find out cause of your coughing before surgery and start its treatment. So get done chest x ray and PFT (Pulmonary Function Test). Chest x ray is needed to rule out lung infection. PFT is needed to rule out bronchitis. Lung infection and bronchitis, both can cause chronic cough. You may need inhaled bronchodilators and antibiotics based on the reports. Please let me know 1. Do you smoke? 2. Have you ever undergone chest x ray and PFT? Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.