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Breathing tube

AnonymousUserAnonymousUser Posts: 51,513
edited 06/11/2012 - 1:30 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
If you had a breathing tube put in during surgery - how sore was your throat afterwards? They will be doing this for me and I am just curious how sore my throat might be.


  • Mine wasn't too bad, it wasn't even as bad as the kind you get when you have a cold :p
  • I never noticed much of anything after any of my surgeries.
    I was never awake when the tube was in and they did not harm anything. Sometimes they can leave you with a scratchy, sore throat feeling.

    They told me not to worry about it as I would not remember it being in, I don't.

    Depending on the surgery, but the operation area hurt enough I did not much notice anything else that was going on pain wise!
  • My throat was just scratchy for a few weeks.
  • My throat wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. The doc said that I should expect a sore throat for a few days, so I stocked up on jello, pudding, Ensure, etc. But I was pleasantly surprised at my results. My throat was a bit sore, but hasn't stopped me from eating or drinking anything.

    Good luck!
  • My 2002 surgery I recall it irritating my throat and begging for ice chips. My surgery a month ago I didn't feel a thing - but my front tooth has a small jagged edge in the bottom now!
  • at all, really. Maybe just like when you wake up in dry weather. It went away after only a day or so. No biggie! Wishing you super good luck (and good skill to your surgical team) in your surgery and recovery.
  • My throat pain was memorable enough for 3 days that I swore to myself if I ever had another surgery I would sneak some Cepacol or other anesthetic throat spray in for use when I awoke, considering the pain meds I was on post-op, it had to be pretty bad initially.
  • I've had many surgeries and I have felt no pain at all. Only my last surgery for my septal deviation in my nose which I had surgery for twice. The last surgery my throat was a little sore but it was gone by the next day but most likely due to packing I had in my nose. Good luck with your surgery. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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