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A 32-year-old member asked:

What can i do to to make sure i don't say embarrassing things on anesthesia?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Struyk
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Sure: Many procedures can be done with regional, neuraxial, or local anesthesia only. If you avoid sedation, preprocedure benzodiazepines, or mac anesthesia, you should be wide awake and in full control of yourself the entire time.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Trust us: The sedation medications that we give to you for the anesthetic do not make you say embarrassing things. The drugs may relax you, but that is all.
Dr. Munir Merchant
39 years experience
Embarrassing things: Relax and breathe IV sedation relaxes you.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

I'm afraid anesthesia will make me say/do inappropriate things. How can I avoid this?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 25 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Many patients feel that they will talk and say very inappropriate things once the medications loosen their inhibitions. Talk to your doctor. Write a note that you do not mean anything you say while under sedation. Everyone working in the hospital will act professionally. The most important thing on your doctors mind is to help you. Talk to him/her and share your concerns.
Last updated Oct 31, 2016
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