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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Unrelated: See your prescribing physician for medication adjustment.

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
38 years experience in Anesthesiology
No.: It is not common but not not unusual. That is, there are many factors that cause depression and having a procedure or a general anesthetic may unmask ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski
28 years experience in General Surgery
Yes it can: Anesthesia and surgery itself can often worsen the depression in the postoperative period for few days or even couple of weeks
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
May be: Ketamine is not approved for the treatment of depression though some doctors are using it for that purpose as an off label use. You may visit this sit ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Fried
40 years experience in General Surgery
Just prior to cut: Either there should be no shave (which makes placing and removing bandages painful) or just prior to the incision being made.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Some patients say : they do
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Oliverson
21 years experience in Anesthesiology
General anesthesia: For c-section is potentially dangerous for mom and baby and should only be used in an emergency or as a last resort. This is because changes in mom's ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Unlikely: Possible but unlikely. Depends on length of surgery, other drugs used, age, blood pressure during surgery, thrombotic events , other medical problems. ... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
Well : Depends on how severe the COPD if you can be safe you need to be evaluated pre op by anesthesia doctor
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spinal: A spinal or epidural does not give medication to the baby, so it is preferred. But it takes a while to take effect general anesthesia is generally ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: If you are anxious about the extraction, this is a perfectly acceptable way to have extraction.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
15 years experience in Anesthesiology
Very low risk: In an otherwise healthy patient, general anesthesia is very safe. But just like anything, it is not without risk. Minor risks include nausea and sore ... Read More
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
2days: Most of the medications administered during anesthesia will be metabolised in 24 hrs, best way lactating mother is to inform the anesthesiologist , ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alla Tamarkin
12 years experience in Anesthesiology
1-2 days. without co: The recovery time from general eneral anesthesia is 24-48hrs. A hystoroscopy, polypectomy does not require any abdominal incisions and within a coupl ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Yes. Most oral surgeons utilize IV sedation in their offices.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Dr. Ionel Rad answered
16 years experience in Anesthesiology
1 vs many drugs: Versed sedation is used when there is a procedure with minimal surgery or when local is used a lot. There is a relative high incidence (compared with ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
16 years experience in Anesthesiology
RLS: You are on a number of drugs that play into this situation. The flecanide is a troublesome drug at times. I would also want to know about your electr ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Wertkin
Specializes in General Surgery
In many ways: Local anesthesia involves injecting an anesthetic agent into one part of the body to make it numb--giving novocaine for dental work is an example. Ge ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Anesthesia: Local anesthesia blocks transmission of local nerves and nerve endings with local anesthetics applied locally. General anesthesia is systemic, introdu ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
12 years experience in Anesthesiology
Maybe: Typically for a major surgery, you will receive more anesthesia than for a minor surgery. However, there are many factors that will determine how long ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience in Anesthesiology
Several factors: It depends on the surgical procedure being performed and wether it can be safely performed under regional or local anesthesia as well as patient posit ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below: Assuming no contraindications regional anesthesia is better. General anesthesia is safe, but being pregnant with twins increases the chances of you v ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Aziz
19 years experience in Anesthesiology
Local : Local anesthesia with sedation is an option, though the majority patients require general anesthesia for genioplasty. It is difficult to get all of t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Adult yes: For a jewish newborn when it's done by special rabbi, no anesthesia is used (little amount of the sweet wine orally). If it's done in the hospital, an ... Read More

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