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Dr. Rita Agarwal

Anesthesiology
Weskan, KS
36 years experience

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Anesthesiology

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183 Answers
48 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Varies: Usually at the end of the first cycle of pills you will get a period, it may be very short and scant. It can take several months for your body to sett... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Yes: But all Drs are going to want to. They will need to examine you and make sure that that is the correct medication. PT and anti-inflammatories are bett... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Not sure: OTC sedatives are going to primarily be antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Anything else will require a doctors prescription and close mon... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Talk to your doc: There are lots if resources and treatment centers around, but will vary depending on your community. Your doctor can help you find the best place for ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Addiction: Ketamine causes dysphoria, analgesia and sedation. It is an NMDA antagonist and may have antidepressant effects. Just like with any other medication t... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Yes: But you should check with your doctor. Need to know your specific condition.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
No: It will help guide therapy and is extremely important medical information for him to have. Please tell him as soon as possible, so that he can work ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Very rare: If it does occur, it is from one of the skin bacteria,
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Talk to urologist: Cystoscopy is performed to evaluate the function and health of to urethra and bladder. It is usually not painful with the topical local anesthetics th... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Many kinds: Volatile gases- sevoflurane, Desflurane and idoflurane. Nitrous oxide . There are many intravenous agents used as well including propofol, Midazolam a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
No: It shouldn't if done by a skillful practitioner. Landmarks can be a little more challenging to find
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Yes: it has been used for decades for sedation and sleep. However it has many side effects and is no longer used in many places
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Reverse opioid: anesthesiologists do their best to give just the right amount of pain medications during surgery, but sometimes the surgery is shorter, or less painfu... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
You don't: There are walking epidurals which use very low doses of local anesthesia and opioids to give pain relief. You will not be nimb, but you will be comfor... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Pain relief: Analgesia is the relief of pain, you may or may not need to be under anesthesia for that. Anesthesia implies either unconsciousness (general anesthes... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Side effects: You risk increased over-sedation and breathing problems. This can be a bad combination and you should always contact your doctor and follow their reco... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Certain medications: Effect can be indirectly measured by the Procainamide measurements. Other things may be to measure for procainamide's levels in the body, especially i... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Varies: Depends on underlying cause (trauma versus congenital)but usually a few days.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Physical therapy: Back injuries and pain are complex, heat gentle exercise and stretching can help.Pt can be very helpful in improving function.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Numb: Most people put local at the site of the block they are placing, so the skin in that area is numb. You may still feel a little pressure or discomfort.... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Yes: For surgical procedures, post-operative pain management, and chronic pain treatment.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Nausea, tiredness: The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, lethargy and sore throat. Major side effects are extremely rare, but anesthesiologists monitor car... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Very safe: In a healthy person undergoing a general anesthetic for any type of procedure the risk is dependent on the surgery, but it is extremely safe. The sick... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Discharge readiness: It is used to help determine when patients are ready to be discharged from the post anesthesia care unit. It is based on alertness, pain, nausea and r... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Epidural steroids: Are one option, surgery is another, pt, stretching and non-steroidal anti inflammatory medications are also very helpful.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Depends: On the chiropractor or osteopath and their experience. The potential for injury is much greater when doing any kind of manipulation under anesthesia, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Spinal is safe: Yes, spinal is very safe. General anesthesia is also safe, but their are questions that are currently being investigated regarding the effects of anes... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
It shouldn't: Effect your blood sugar very much or for vry long. It depends on the doses used and the type of sterid.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
A lot: An anesthesiologist has been to 4 years of medical school and 4 years of residency. Their pre-operative fund of knowledge is much greater and their ap... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Varies: This varies greatly with the institution and their staffing, time of day and how busy the rest of the hospital is. You should discuss this with your O... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Not far enough bacik: It is hard to gargle well enough to get it all the way back.It may also be that the pain is coming from deeper than the superficial layers, Lidocaine ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Not sure: Hyperventilation, doesn't have much benefit, it can change you acid base status amd make you light headed and dizzy. Slow deep breaths however can inc... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Systemic: Side effects such as jitters, ringing in the ears, metallic taste in the mouth, irritability, seizures and eventually heart rythmn problems can occur.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Yes: Nitric oxide is a drug used to dilate blood vessels in the lungs and can effect your heart and lungs.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Barbiturates: These are different forms of barbiturates and heavy sedative. At one time used commonly to help with insomnia, they have fallen out of favor. They can... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Get Help: Talk to your doctor about mental health professional near you. You should cut back slowly if you have been taking it for a long time. You need to talk... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Chest X-ray?: I assume you mean on a chest x-ray? It can mean a lot of things, including old scarring, new infection or fluid overall.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Sleepy, : Very few of the side effects of an epidural will cross over to your baby. He/she may be a little more sleepy at first, but should recover pretty quick... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Distract them: Just prepare them for the mask and that they may feel like they are floating or flying. Stories, songs sharing a fun memory are all effective means to... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
See your Doc: There are many causes, some related and most unrelated to your chronic opioid use. You definitely need a doctor to examine you.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Possibly: With a doctor's evaluation and depending on your hr policies.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Probably: Raynauds is a vascular problem, and cold extremities are a common symptom. This could be a recurrence.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Prevention: There is no easy way to treat an od at home. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and use lowest dose you can.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Need more info: If it is local swelling and pain, hot compresses amy help. Ibuprofen or another non-steroidal anti inflammatory may help. If there is any redness or p... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Yoga and stretching: Have doctor or chitopactercheck it to make sure there is nothing else going on. They can also give you specific exercises to help. Pt might also help... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
May be old blood: If it persists go see your gynecologist.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Agarwal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Agarwal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'M VERY CAUTIOUS OF THIS MEDICATION I REALLY DON'T WANT MY BODY TO BE DEPENDED ON THIS POTENT DRUG BUT TO RELIEVE MY PAIN WHAT CHOICE I HAV
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Thanks for your reply!The Dr called saying HR average of 151 is on the borders, we need 2 do another haltor monitor @6Mo old. How bad is it?
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Thanks for your quick reply! I thank you from the bottom of my heart your answer help me feel a lot more comfortable

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Colorado Springs, CO - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Colorado Springs, CO - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Kansas - Winter
2013
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