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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Safe: During general anesthesia you will not feel any pain will not remember the procedure being done on you, after waking up most of them have no effect ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
26 years experience Pain Management
Drowsy: It is like gradually falling a sleep after taking sleeping pill.......
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
It will begin: With an injection into your vein where you might feel dizzy or as if you had a few drinks but only for a few seconds before becoming unconscious. Then ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monson Shuh
27 years experience Anesthesiology
Side effects: Some patients experience postop nausea, muscle aches, and sore throats.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Suspended: Animation! from a patient persepctive, you count down to go out; next thing you know, you are awake and the procedure is over. Speaking from the mem ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Relaxing/Soothing: Typically in the pre-op area you will have an IV placed & then on your way to the or you will be given a small dose of a benzodiazepine, which will ma ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience Anesthesiology
Nothing: By definition, general anesthesia involves loss of consciousness. Therefore, there should be "no" awareness. The experience of anesthesia "induction, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Nothing: Usually there will be an anesthesia [person (md or crna) talking to you and relaxing you. You will be told to think of something pleasant and the medi ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Manago
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Good: In general, a premedication is given prior to going into the or so patients don't remember the induction of general anesthesia. If no premed is given, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
21 years experience Anesthesiology
Lose time: Many of my patients state that the time under anesthesia is like lost time --not sleep. They have no sense of what happened during the period of anes ... Read More
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