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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Medications used during anesthesia are out of your system very quickly. There would be no risk during pregnancy having anesthesia befor conception. E ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Minimal risk: Anesthesia does pose a risk to your general health, but it is almost miniscule. You do need to notify the MD of a possible pregnancy so that medicatio ... Read More
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
NO: In theory all chemical exposure to be avoided in 1st 12wks
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience in Pediatrics
See anaesthesiologis: Risks include high temperature with anaesthetic, arrhythmia, allergic reaction, seizures, cardiac arrest, or death. These are all extremely rare compl ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
C-section: No It can be performed with spinal anesthesia as well Local anesthesia is possible but more painful
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience in Dentistry
Ask OBG: There are different beliefs on getting local anesthesia during the first trimester. I would ask your Dr. and/or OBG.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Cervical stitch: You are referring to the Shirodkar Stitch (an indian MD devised this). This can easily be done with mild sedation and good local in the area - its ver ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It can be: I would suggest avoiding any type of general anesthesia during pregnancy.
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience in Anesthesiology
Depends on situation: We try to avoid general anesthesia early in pregnancy while the fetus is developing just as you would avoid any medication. Later in pregnancy, there ... 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 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience in Anesthesiology
Sometimes it : Is necessary, but if possible it is avoided. Elective surgeries are postponed until after delivery. For labor, a regional technique is preferred.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Upper endoscopy?: Upper endoscopy is a medical procedure that inspects upper GI tract and helps to find find the source of symptoms. First you will be adequately sedate ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
15 years experience in Anesthesiology
Not really: There is no great data on a lot of this. I recommend to nursing moms that they should "pump and dump" for 12-24 hours after anesthesia. Little amount ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Depends: Anesthesia is avoided in pregnancy. Especially first three months of pregnancy, all elective procedures are avoided, and if needed for life threate ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
General: The procedure requires some tugging and gas inflation. A spinal can also work but favor general with airway control and dealing with full tummy. Co ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
DEPENDS: Having no IV sedation is always best because you eliminate a procedure you may not need. You will always have local anesthesia even under IV sedation. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
Ideally in 2nd 3mths: When the likelihood of spontaneous miscarriage is almost nonexistent. The indication is usually recurrant loss or evidence of shortening of the cerv ... Read More
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
A member asked:
Dr. Kamel Ghandour
19 years experience in Anesthesiology
Yes!: Hello ! i think that you can ask more questions. I'm the assistant chief & i encourage pre-anesthesia phone calls from patients' parents. Ask them! ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
Not for me: I prefer to perform umbilical herniorraphies under local anesthesia with sedation. Patients wake up faster and with fewer anesthesia side effects.
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.

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