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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can i tell me how i can recover from general anesthesia?

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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Turning off: The gas or IV infusion allows the medications to leave your body or be metabolized and ineffective. There are reversal agents for some of the medications. You will be given supplemental oxygen until your respiration becomes satisfactory.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are side effects of being put under general anesthesia?

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Dr. Julian Goldman
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Varied: When we discuss possible side effects we may group them into "more likely", "less likely", and "rare" and personalize the information for the patient's health issues and procedure. Example list: nausea, vomiting, sore throat, tooth damage, inadequate post-op pain relief, allergies or other reaction to medication ranging from minor to severe, heart rhythm problems, urinary retention, etc.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can I recover from general anesthesia?

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Dr. Neil Manago
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Depends: Not sure recover means here but in general, there is nothing you can do to expedite the recovery from general anesthesia and the anesthetics used today wear off quite quickly for routine surgery. The recovery depends on type of agents used, other systemic illnesses, age, length of surgery, post op pain that needs pain meds to control pain. All these factors determine type of anesthetics used.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me the risks of being put under general anesthesia during surgery?

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Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Many ;#40;small;#41;: Anesthesia complications such as airway complications ;#40;dental trauma, sore throat;#41;, pulmonary complications ;#40;pneumonia, aspiration of gastric juices;#41;, cardiovascular complications ;#40;heart attack;#41;, neurological complications ;#40;nerve injuries, etc;#41;, awake under anesthesia, IV issues, nausea. This risks are low with a heathy patient, they increase with each patient's disease;#41;.
A 50-year-old member asked:

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is it like to be under general anesthesia?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Difficult question,: I have been under general anesthesia twice and don't remember anything, lots of patients report dreams during short anesthetics or not believing anything happened to them when they wake up.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me is intubation always used in general anesthesia?

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Dr. Alexander Bankov
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
No: General anesthesia can be conducted with spontaneously breathing patient using an anesthesia mask. Often the oral airways are used, that look anything like a short curved tube or a fancy spoon, that do not pass the vocal cords ( supraglottic airways).

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