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What Causes Excessive Saliva Post Arthroscopic Knee Surgery?

Good afternoon, I recently had an arthroscopic surgery done 2 days ago on my right knee and ever since I've been producing an unusual amount of saliva in my mouth. Is this a common side effect of surgery ? My throat is also sore as well as my lungs, but slightly.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017
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hi
both r not related directly.
but for arthroscopy u might have given general anaesthesia.
this procedure can disturb pharynx in few patients .
not to worry much .
drink plenty of water ,
do salt water gargling thrice daily
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What Causes Excessive Saliva Post Arthroscopic Knee Surgery?

hi both r not related directly. but for arthroscopy u might have given general anaesthesia. this procedure can disturb pharynx in few patients . not to worry much . drink plenty of water , do salt water gargling thrice daily