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Will I stop breathing during anesthesia

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Your: Anesthesiologist should be able to handle any breathing problem you have during anesthesia and have the proper equipment if at a hospital. This may in ... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience Family Medicine
Anesthesia care: Anesthesia is monitored very closely because it does shut off normal body functions. Being put to sleep under general does turn off breathing; a machi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on details: There is no possible answer on a public forum because the details of the situation matter a lot. One should ask the doctor who did the procedure and a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
It can happen: Lung complications, such as deflation of little lung units, or pneumonia, can occur after general anesthesia. The best thing to prevent this would be ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
23 years experience General Surgery
No: When you undergo general anesthesia, you are deep enough that you would not breathe without support. The most important duty of the anesthesia team m ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
13 years experience Dentistry
No Real Issue: Extubation is not that discomforting. Chances are you will still be heavily sedated at the time of extubation anyway. Not to worry!
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See your doctor: You may want to be evaluated by an ent, dentist or oral surgeon to determine why you are a mouth breather. Do you have any nasal obstruction? Is you ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Different problems: Nausea and vomiting can be treated with medications such as ondansetron (zofran) or Metoclopramide (reglan). Anxiety is more complicated. If anxiety ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Possible sleep apnea: You should be checked for asthma and sleep apnea.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Dr. Ionel Rad answered
16 years experience Anesthesiology
It depends: There are many different drugs that can be given for IV sedation; also everybody requires slightly different doses of those drugs depending on the ext ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chu answered
45 years experience General Practice
Recovery: It will take a little while for a patient to breath normally after general anesthesia. A lot depends on how long the surgery is, what kind of surgery ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Best to allow: The surgical & anesthesia team a chance to help allay some of your fears. As doctors in this field we experience patients on a daily basis that have ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe,maybe not: Since the procedure might break or knock out permanent teeth if you moved at all, i don't know if any anesthesia professional that would sign on for s ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
One week befor : These medications should be discontinued one week preoperatively and have potential interactions with tramadol and antidepressant.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Shouldn't: But make sure a detailed medication list is provided.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not hurting yourself: By taking the antihistamine every night, but you're not doing yourself any good not being evaluated by an allergist/iImmunologist, you maybe allergic ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Consider : Consider use of a Neti pot. I don't know how long the symptoms will last. Take care.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Bronchoscope: You will not be aware of your cough or the bronchoscope if adequately sedated. Fairly benign procedure that is usually well tolerated. Good luck!
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
May be: As described, it sound like you may be getting some type of apnea. Get a sleep study to definitively diagnose your sleeping issues.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
No: When asleep. Your brain is asleep and you will not be able to smell or hear what is going on. After the surgery you may note smells and as you awaken ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Nerves are blocked: Most c-sections are done under regional anesthesia such as a spinal or epidural. Local anesthesia like Lidocaine is injected into the proper space bet ... Read More
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
Get enough sleep: Sleep walking occurs more often under conditions of sleep deprivation and takes place during the first third of your sleep cycle mostly. That is where ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
38 years experience Family Medicine
Talk with your doc: Although you seem to be on a low dose of prednisone, without knowing why you are taking it or for how long you've been taking it, it would be unwise f ... Read More
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