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A 48-year-old female asked:

I am undergoing a colon test next week and they will be using propofol. they used general anesthesia on me when i had a hysterectomy done and i had a lot of problems. was it propofol they used that caused the problems?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Discuss with Dr.: Discuss with your anesthesiologist. They can better advise you.
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
Probably..: Sorry to hear you had a problem. In experienced hands, Propofol is an excellent component of general anesthesia. Speaking to your colonoscopist about your past experience should give you other options and allay your concerns.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
See below: The anesthesiologist probably used Propofol to put you to sleep for the hysterectomy. However, this is not the drug they used to keep you asleep during the operation. Any problems that you experienced are probably with the other agents they used. Talk to your anesthesiologist about your concerns.

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