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Surgery done to fix a hiatus hernia in chest. Developed cough with mucus. Should I be concerned

i had majory surgery dec.03 - to fix a hiatus hernia in my chest that was larger than my stomach - that was removed and the esophogus was exented by two inches - i was released from the hospital dec.09 . At home, recovery has been slow and painful - this morning i developed a cough that loosened the mucus in my chest- however it is getting more persistant. It is starting to hurt when i cough, should i be concerned
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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Dear Concerned.,
Thanks for writing to us.
You have been operated with Partial Gastrectomy with Plication of Fundus of Stomach.As it is a major Surgery ,the recovery will take time.
You may be also suffering from concomitant respiratory infecton in c/o productive caugh//Dry caugh due to irritation of Pleura /Diaphragm.
Pls consult the treating doctor to immediately treat you with caugh suppressants/Antibiotics/Warm Saline or Betadine Gargling.Due to caugh and unwanted movements in Chest/Thorax the surgical sutures may give way.Pls treat the condition on priority.
Wishing you a speedy Recovery.,
Best regards.,
Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan.,
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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