Clavicle surgery...complication?

3 days after having clavicle surgery, I noticed I had a sore throat (not serious). I spit, and noticed traces of blood in my saliva. Is this a normal surgery side-effect? I am also on oxycodone, but haven't read this is a side effect. I have no fever and generally feel ok, but from time to time when I spit there is a bit of blood in the saliva. Some good answers at this time would be helpful before my next appointment.

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Don't worry about that. I presume the operation is done under general anaesthesia. When you were under GA, an airway device, either a endotracheal tube or a laryngeal mask is inserted into ur mouth to help u maintain ur airway during GA. Insertion of this tube can be traumatic at times resulting in small amount of oral mucosa erosion and bleeding.

    It should resolve by the end of the week

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This is not from your clavicle. Most likely from nasopharynx.

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