A 17-year-old female asked:
why would i get tachycardia hypertensive s.o.b (put on a nasal canula) and chills after anesthesia?happened 2 yrs ago after thyroid surgery
2 doctor answers
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz answered
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Laryngeal nerve: After thyroid surgery, a complication of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury can cause shortness of breath, orcan be related to the thyroid hormone release.
Answered on May 18, 2014
Dr. Brian Nichol answered
29 years experience Anesthesiology
pain, side effect: Chills and shivering occur after anesthesia because the anesthetics impair the normal temperature regulation in the brain. This resolves after a short time in the recovery room. Increased heart rate and BP in a young healthy patient are most often secondary to post op pain and improve with adequate pain control. Oxygen is usually administered in the recovery room as anesthetics impair respiration.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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