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how long will i be sleepy for after general anesthesia

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Possible: Many variables. Your age at the time, the reason for the anaesthesia, and most importantly the length of the anaesthesia are all factors that may caus ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Uncommon: Post-anesthesia diarrhea is not common. Talk to your doctor if you are having it.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Question unclear: I don't completely understand your question. Usual guidelines before general anesthesia: clear liquids up to 2 hours before, and light solid food (su ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Anesthesia: General anesthetics can affect your memory, concentration and relflexes for a day or two. The anesthetic agent should have long since been metabolize ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helen Mabry
22 years experience General Surgery
Usually 24 hours: The effects may last up to three days. Normal kidney and liver function help to clear the medications used in anesthesia.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Smoking: You will usually be told by your surgeon to stop smoking at least 2-3 weeks before any surgery. Smoking affects wound healing and incisions can break ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
It depends : On what was used, how long it was used for and how well the patients body metabolizes and clears the medication. For most modern anesthetics, the ma ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: depends on the procedure done, but 2 hours isn't long, wish you well
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Just few hrs: The medications used in general anesthesia are completely out of body in few hrs, but some times will have body pains for few days is due to the el ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
General anesthesia: is a state of immobility, no pain sensation, unconsciousness, and stable vital signs. All of that is used to perform surgery for it's duration. Once t ... Read More
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