A 31-year-old female asked:
i m 27 yr.i have a distal femor knee replacement surgery & i m 17 weeks pregnat too is the srgery affect my baby if they give general aneastesia?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Edward Hellman answered
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: If you are asking if general anesthesia could potentially have adverse affects on your pregnancy and your unborn baby, then the answer is yes. So in general pregnant women should avoid surgery unless it absolutely must be done.
Answered on Feb 19, 2016
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