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Is d&c done under anaesthetic?

Is d&c done under anaesthetic?

Yes.: A d&c, stands for dilation and curretage. It is a procedure usually done to complete a miscarriage or diagnose/treat heavy menstrual bleeding. It should be done under some form of anesthesia. Common forms of anesthesia for this procedure are: local anesthetic (lidocaine) injected around the cervix, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia. In my practice, i usually use IV sedation. ...Read more

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Will the endoscopist give me anesthetic?

Will the endoscopist give me anesthetic?

Possible, but $$?: Many endoscopists use anesthesia services for endoscopy. Some just give some mild drugs themselves, but many prefer to have Propofol given by an anesthesiologist. This may or may not be fully covered by your insurance. ...Read more

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Could i choose to have local anaesthetic?

Depends: It depends on the procedure that you need to have done. Please let us know. ...Read more

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Could you buy an anesthetic that knocks you out?

No: This can only be obtained illegally unless you are a physician. ...Read more

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Is it okay to be on a cardio machine for an hour?

Is it okay to be on a cardio machine for an hour?

Yes: Gym equipment can be used for great lengths of time provided your basic health is good and you either set the machine for easy tolerance, or you have spent weeks and months building up your tolerance. ...Read more

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What reaction can you expect from a tens machine ?

What reaction can you expect from a tens machine ?

Pain relief: Initially the muscles where the tens unit is attached will feel warm, and if the unit is on too high they may contract. I it is set correctly you should feel less pain afterwards. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anesthetic?

What is the definition or description of: anesthetic?

Cause anesthesia: Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation to a limited area. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to react badly to anaesthetics?

How common is it for someone to react badly to anaesthetics?

Anesthesia safety: Due to modern drugs and advanced, continuous monitoring of the patient, it is rare for the patient to experience severe problems with an anesthetic. 1 in 50, 000 to 1 in 200, 000 patients develop severe problems or severe complications from anesthesia. Very safe! ...Read more

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Would you please help describe the usual ways of administering anesthetic?

Would you please help describe the usual ways of administering anesthetic?

Multiple options: Most commonly, general anesthesia utilizes multiple drugs to induce unconsciousness. Typically, intravenous drugs are used initially and inhaled agents are added to maintain anesthesia. Other options include spinal anesthesia, epidural anesthesia, nerve blocks and local anesthesia (infiltrating the affected area with an agent such as lidocaine). ...Read more

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What are some great indoor cardio workouts that don't require any machines?

What are some great indoor cardio workouts that don't require any machines?

Exercise: You can always perform quick exercise with little interruption to elevate heart rate effectively; jump rope, jumping jacks, push up, pull ups, frog jump please clear with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is general anesthetic safe?

Extremely low risks.: Anesthesiology has become the 'poster child' of improved safety in medicine. The risks directly attributed to anesthesia alone are now so low that they become hard to estimate. Latest estimates put the risk of major morbidity or mortality at one in several hundred thousand. Much lower than the risk of being struck by lightning. ...Read more

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What is a general anesthetic?

What is a general anesthetic?

Induces anesthesia: A general anesthetic is a molecule that when given to a patient induces a state of general anesthesia characterized by unconsciousness, amnesia and often immobility. General anesthetics are usually in IV or inhaled gas form. ...Read more

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What is a dialysis machine based on?

What is a dialysis machine based on?

Countercurrent flow: The dialysis machine is based on pumps that move blood through the artificial kidney (a filter) while making dialysate (a mixture of water and chemicals) to move the opposite direction through that filter. The blood and dialysate are separated by a semipermeable membrane in the filter. By moving in opposite directions, the waste products in the blood tend to go into the dialysate cleaning the body. ...Read more

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What is a cough assist machine used for?

What is a cough assist machine used for?

Cough assist...: These types of machines are usually used for patients with excessive mucous, like cystic fibrosis or bronchiectasis patients. Also, patients with neuromuscular disorders. Most people have a normal cough reflex and do not need any help with coughing! ...Read more

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What is a magnetoencephalography machine?

What is a magnetoencephalography machine?

Magnetic brain waves: An meg machine measures brain magnetic fields while an eeg machine measures the brains electrical fields. Magnetic fields are more difficult to detect than the electric fields but are not blocked as much by the skull as are the electrical fields. ...Read more

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Are anesthetic drugs considered a biohazard?

Are anesthetic drugs considered a biohazard?

Yes: They need to be disposed of properly and should only be used in a facility that adheres to the proper guidelines of safe use and disposal. ...Read more

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Over the counter anaesthetics availble in us?

Not really: Only over the counter local anesthetics. The rest of the bunch should only be prescribed and administered by an anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Are indoor cardio machines hardd on your body?

Are indoor cardio machines hardd on your body?

IT IS ABOUT THE: Indian, not the arrow... Anyone of us can potentially make something safe very dangerous. Proper use, for an appropriate period of workout time is healthy. If you push your luck, you may get hurt. Just like anything else in life! ...Read more

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What is the function of an anesthesia machine?

What is the function of an anesthesia machine?

2 basic functions: Basically it does the work of breathing for you while you are under GA and delivers the anesthestic gases that keep you asleep. ...Read more