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What does it feel like to be put under anesthesia

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Anesthesia Feeling: Patients describe feelings of relaxation, euphoria, peace, and tranquility, also, a warm feeling running through their body. The onset of induction ... Read More
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Very Few Know: With modern anesthetics we try and shut down the memory of the patient before they go to the or. Once they can't remember what happened, it is very h... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 53 years experience
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
Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Drifting to sleep: It feels like just drifting off to sleep very quickly. Occasionally patients recall feeling some burning or stinging in the IV site when medications ... Read More
Dr. David Edsall
Anesthesiology 48 years experience
NOTHING: You do not dream during general anesthesia. Your brain wave are alsmot absent. You may dream on wake up. Anesthesia means a" a strange sleep" because... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Anesthesia Induction: With I.V. Sedation prior to induction(going to sleep), you may not even remember going into the o.R. Once all the monitors and oxygen is on, you may ... Read More
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
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
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Very Few Know: With modern anesthetics we try and shut down the memory of the patient before they go to the or. Once they can't remember what happened, it is very h... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Madden
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Sedated : The procedure is usually done with local anesthesia with or without sedation through an IV. This question is more appropriately answered by the cardio... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Very Few Know: With modern anesthetics we try and shut down the memory of the patient before they go to the or. Once they can't remember what happened, it is very h... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 27 years experience
Choice: Depending on your medical history there are many safe and effective techniques. Local injection with mild sedation, spinal anesthesia and general anes... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
It should: Be safe as long as it is performed by a properly trained physician in an appropriate setting.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Your dentist may provide a IV sedation or local/gas method. Both are common for persons having long oral procedures or anxiety issues.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Rawls
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Yes: I am an anesthesiologist. It is possible to have IV sedation, sometimes termed "twilight sleep" for this procedure if you are very anxious and/or feel... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Struyk
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
That's unusual.: The only patients that i've ever anesthetized for a pelvic exam were children. It would be extraordinarily unusual for a patient to need anesthesia f... Read More
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