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Flu shot before Hysto? Flu shot before Hysto?

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Unread 09-14-2011, 06:53 PM
Flu shot before Hysto?

I am getting my hysto done end of October or November. I get sick a lot and easy cuz of my endo.

I am thinking of getting my flu shot, I do every year.

Do you think its a good idea before my hysto?
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Unread 09-14-2011, 06:55 PM
Re: Flu shot before Hysto?

good question, I hope we can get a good answer to that.
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Unread 09-14-2011, 08:24 PM
Re: Flu shot before Hysto?

I have never been told not to get a flu shot before surgery, and have done so many times. It's never been an issue.

You can always call your DR and check, or ask the pharmacist at your local pharmacy (they are trained to give flu shots and know about any interactions).

s,
-Linda
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Unread 09-15-2011, 10:28 PM
Re: Flu shot before Hysto?

I am scheduled for my TVH on 9/20 and during my medical clearance physical by my primary care physician last week- it was suggested that I get my flu shot that day. Prior to going into the germ filled hospital. I got the shot. Just had all of my preadmit tests- no problems. :-) I also get a flu shot every year- as I have a nervous system disorder that makes me susceptible to viruses and such.
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Unread 09-16-2011, 12:30 AM
Re: Flu shot before Hysto?

Yes! Absolutely a great idea to get the Flu shot before surgery. the injection is a dead virus that still produces the immunity that you will need to ward off the flu illness.

We give the flu vaccine to many patients shortly after they arrive to the unit in the hospital that I work at. We do not want the flu spreading throughout the hospital and it is an easy way to prevent it. Especially in people with weakened immune systems and those with a normal immune system.

Always consult your own GYN or Primary doctor for your specific needs in this situation.

I hope all goes well for you!

Golden Rose
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Unread 09-16-2011, 04:03 AM
Re: Flu shot before Hysto?

i got both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot, but i had had pneumonia that summer, there was some time before surgery you couldn't get the shot though, it was either one or two weeks
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Unread 09-16-2011, 11:47 AM
Re: Flu shot before Hysto?

Ok I just scheduled surgery October 3rd. My gyn is out of town till Sept 26TH. tHE LADY SCHEDULING MY SURGERY SAID SHE DOESN'T SEE WHY I SHOULDN'T GET FLU SHOT. BUT i STILL DON'T KNOW NOW. i HAVE NO CLUE. i GET SICK VERY EASY. i AM ON ANTIBIOTICS FOR SINUSES RIGHT NOW.

wHAT DO YOU THINK? sURGERY IS CLOSE!!
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Unread 09-16-2011, 11:57 AM
Re: Flu shot before Hysto?

It's generally recommended that if you are ill, and especially if you have a fever, you wait until you've recovered before getting the flu vaccine. It is inactivated, but it still stimulates the immune response, and if your body is already trying to fight something else you may not get the best result.

By the way, there's little point in getting the flu shot a few days prior to your surgery in the hopes of avoiding "catching something" in the hospital, since it takes about two weeks after getting the shot for your body to develop adequate immunity to resist the flu virus.

s,
-Linda
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Unread 09-16-2011, 12:05 PM
Re: Flu shot before Hysto?

Well,
i am taking my two boys to get their flu shots today. And i will wait since im on antibiotics. Last time i got flu shot when i had sinus stuff i was sick for three weeks. So ...now i am all paranoid about getting sick. I get sick sooo easy.
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