Cambridge City, IN
A 30-year-old female asked:
my doctor wants to use general anesthesia for an endoscopy. why would i need to be completely out? he just did sedation for my colonoscopy.
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
This is a good: question for you to ask him. Typically, upper/lower endoscopy is performed with conscious sedation, presumably what you had previously. Perhaps he observed you to have responses to stimuli indicating you might be experiencing pain during the colonoscopy procedure. Maybe he is concerned about your breathing or cardiac function..typical issues suggesting general anesthesia. Only he can answer.
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Last updated Jun 26, 2020
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