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Is it safe to stay in a location 7200 feet after a craniotomy?

I had blood above the brain and had to have surgery to have it removed. Craniotomy. I am having a home built at an elevation of 7200 feet and am worried that the elevation may not be good post surgery. I had my surgery one year ago. Is there any risk going up to the home?
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
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Hello,

Theoretically low oxygen in high altitude may dilate cerebral vessels may lead chances of small bleed or hypoxia. But no studies had proved much. But if observe the above symptoms then you may consult your doctor he will examine and treat you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Penchila Prasad Kandikattu , Internal Medicine Specialist
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