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long term side effects of general anesthesia after surgery

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Possible: You are right in that it would happen 3 months after the anesthesia. This is called telogen effluvium. It should grow back.

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Many mechanisms: Two most common is blowing off anesthetic gases from your lungs and second decrease in concentration of anesthetic, sedative and pain medications in y ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Probably not: Usually general anesthetics suppress seizures rather than make you more susceptible to them. However some medications can lower your seizure threshold ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Not related: You most probably have a vitreous floater. The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get ol ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foead Geula
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Usually none: General anesthesia is usually very safe and does not cause long term side effects.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience Geriatrics
Yes there is some: Evidence that this can happen. More so depending on the patient, and more true as you get older and have more chronic medical problems.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Brief: Usually most all effects of a general anesthetic resolve in minutes of surgery. There can be some longer side effects of tiredness or groggy feeling. ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Regional anesthesia: Regional anesthesia is extremely safe and commonly used during labor and delivery. At my institution the epidural rate is nearly 90%. We are careful ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
Need more info: You will need to put much more information down before this can be answered. What operation? What diagnosis? Any other medical problems? Etc.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sabha Ganai
19 years experience Surgical Oncology
Absorption: Gastric bypass surgery, besides changing how much you can eat, also changes absorption in your gut (because you are bypassing a portion of your GI tra ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Obviously the primary effect is weight loss. There are improvements in diabetes and heart disease risk. The gastric band does not cause any nutritiona ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Odette
14 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: The short answer is yes, but as there are many different types of lasers used in ophthalmology this is a difficult question. Any laser surgery is goi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
54 years experience Psychiatry
A few days: Most side effects will last a few days ( less than a week). However if you are taking a high dose daily and stop abruptly you may have withdrawal sym ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
One month: The side effects of Accutane generally wear off in one month after stopping Accutane and you can safely conceive a child 2 months after stopping accut ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
What kind of laser?: If for diabetic retinopathy, it may slow the progession of retinopathy, hence delaying blindness. Aggressive diabetes control is essential. What ever ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
22 years experience Psychiatry
Side effects: If still on the med, usu about 2 weeks after start a given dosage. If on or off the med, sometimes side effects can take much longer, even one minth t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sacher
32 years experience Pain Management
Bone and blood sugar: Absorption of the steroids can cause osteoporosis, hyperglycemia, epidural infections and abscesses.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiley Reynolds
25 years experience Pain Management
Isoflurane Exposure: This is usually an academic question as the use of this medication is with an anesthesia machine with a scavenging system which eliminates/reduces the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Gastrectomy: Limits capacity and one will lose weight regardless of c or rt. Done properly, it is the acute effects, n&v/diarrhea. For expansive volumes, there may ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
I would not worry: There is no such risk from medicines used for such operations. There is no such drugs used medically that can cause cancer. Steroids are also free fro ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Atenolol: Most people have no problems with chronic use of atenolol.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
3 to 6 hours: Nubain is the trade name for nalbuphine, a pain reliever in the narcotic family of medications. It can be given into a vein, into a muscle, or under t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
It depends: On what the complications are. Speak with your anesthesiologist and ob. They should be able to help you.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
No long term : Studies have shown long term effects after they are stopped.

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