Post-Surgical Complications

Surgery is an extremely invasive process on the human body that has the potential to leave the patient with serious post-operative medical complications. If proper care is not taken during surgery or administered after the operation, then the patient may experience physical problems ranging from minor to life-threatening.

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Common Complications

Post-operative complications may range from mild to extremely serious. They may arise immediately after surgery or even up to several days after the procedure has been performed. The following are the most common issues that patients may experience:

  • Post-operative fever
  • Lung collapse
  • Wound infection
  • Embolism
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clotting)
  • Low blood pressure/hypotension
  • Nausea/vomiting

The above are all complications that may arise after a surgical procedure. If you have experienced any item on the list, then you should contact a medical professional immediately.

Reaction to Anesthesia

Certain patients may react differently to anesthesia. While doctors do not know beforehand how you will respond to anesthetic drugs, it is their responsibility to ensure that the best prevention and resolution techniques are used during this process. Any bouts of negligence or carelessness may result in very detrimental health issues for the patient. Common issues associated with anesthesia include the following:

  • Hypoxemia
  • Urinary retention
  • Respiratory depression
  • Sore throat
  • Allergic reaction