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how long does anger after anesthesia last?

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Dr. Brian Struyk
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Emergence delirium: If you're referring to confusion after emerging from anesthesia, known as emergence delirium, it usually only lasts a few minutes. Occasionally children, who are more frequently affected, can be delirious for much longer, usually prompting treatment. If you are referring to ptsd symptoms, from my experience they only last a couple minutes until the patient emerges enough to orient themselves.
Dr. John Sampson
Anesthesiology 32 years experience
Anger anesthesia: Anger after anesthesia is an adverse side effect. All adverse side effects of this nature should subside within a few hours of the anesthetic and anger is no exception. Certain anesthetics such as ketamine can be more commonly associated with this adverse effect than others.

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A 53-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for my baby to exhibit anger?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
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Yes: You didn't mention the age, but anger is a normal, expected human emotion at every developmental level. Someone pulls your food away, or someone startles you, or someone makes a scary face? Anger is a natural response.
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I took my enaxoprin this morning and my water just broke, do I have other options for anesthesia?

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Yes: There are pain medications that we can put into your IV to help with your pain. Depending on how long your labor lasts you may still be able to get an epidural.
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How is local anesthesia administered?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Injection: Local anesthetic is typically injected by needle into the tissue immediately below the skin in the area that one wants to numb. This can usually be performed with minimal pain for procedures that are performed at the level of the skin or just below. Muscle cannot be numbed by local anesthetic, limiting it's application for most operations.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

What are the major side effects of general anesthesia?

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Many side effects: The side effects are many but fortunately short lived. Probably the most significant is post operative nausea in the immediate period after surgery, this is treatable. Prolonged "grogginess", confusion in the elderly, sleepiness, sore throat(transient) are other side effects. It is important to know that these are typically absent on day two.
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Dr. Mackinnon is right. There can be many side effects. Remember that the side effects can be anticipated by your health history so be honest with your doctors so that they can minimize the side effects. Also remember that your doctors and nurses are trained to help you deal with and manage the side effects. Good luck.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What does it feel like to be put under general anesthesia?

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Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 52 years experience
Nothing: Usually there will be an anesthesia [person (md or crna) talking to you and relaxing you. You will be told to think of something pleasant and the medication is given. Most patients are asleep within 3-4 seconds and remember nothing.

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