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Had Arthoscopic surgery on knee. Has dry cough, diarrhea, hot flashes, short of breathe. Something serious?

My mom had Arthoscopic surgery on her knee a week ago. She has had a dry cough, diarrhea, hot flashes, and a couple of times been short of breath. She told her dr and he said it was side affects of anesthesia. Is there a point when she should be worried? How long will these symptoms last? Can she do anything to ease the symptoms?
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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symptoms not typical of any condition releated to knee arthroscopy>
if she become short of breathing with some chest tightness or pain then urgent review in A&E or by GP will be necessary in case she develops blood clots on her lungs.

does she has swelling in the leg either calf or thigh muscles, if so you should get seen by doctor to role out blood clot in the leg

hope she get well soon
Answered: Wed, 19 Jun 2013
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