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Will I get general anesthesia during pregnancy?

Will I get general anesthesia during pregnancy?

Sometimes it : Is necessary, but if possible it is avoided. Elective surgeries are postponed until after delivery. For labor, a regional technique is preferred. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Can general anesthesia during the first month of pregnancy hurt the baby?

Can general anesthesia during the first month of pregnancy hurt the baby?

Depends: Anesthesia is avoided in pregnancy. Especially first three months of pregnancy, all elective procedures are avoided, and if needed for life threatening emergencies to save the life of mother is given by highly trained anesthesiologists, who had special knowledge which medication to avoid. ...Read more

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If i get anesthesia during the first month of pregnancy. Could the baby be harmed?

If i get anesthesia during the first month of pregnancy. Could the baby be harmed?

Yes: Only emergency surgeries should be perform during first trimester of pregnancy. Increase risk of mother going in premature labor and possibly baby malformations. Consult your OB and obstetric anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get around having a pregnancy test prior to receiving anesthesia?

Is there any way to get around having a pregnancy test prior to receiving anesthesia?

What is your: objection to a pregnancy test? It is meant to protect the health of your unborn, in case you are pregnant and are unaware of it. It is not uncommon for a woman to be pregnant and not know it. I would urge you to follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Is it true that it is a federal law that you must take a pregnancy test prior to receiving anesthesia? State law? Any states that don't require this?

Is it true that it is a federal law that you must take a pregnancy test prior to receiving anesthesia?  State law? Any states that don't require this?

No one wants to be: sued unnecessarily, and precautions must always be followed for any young woman of pregnancy age as a safe measure. Since most preop orders are simple blood tests, it's easy to do it with all of the rest. In the US if you are of childbearing age, you'll probably be required to do it, especially in a hospital setting, or surgical suite. In office procedure may be different. ...Read more

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Is dental local anesthesia safe in pregnancy? First trimesta.

Is dental local anesthesia safe in pregnancy? First trimesta.

It is very safe: Dental care and dental anesthesia is safe and essential during pregnancy. Pregnancy is not a reason to defer routine dental care or treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there pregnancy risks to having general anesthesia 2-3 days after potential conception?

Are there pregnancy risks to having general anesthesia 2-3 days after potential conception?

Minimal risk: Anesthesia does pose a risk to your general health, but it is almost miniscule. You do need to notify the MD of a possible pregnancy so that medications can be adjusted. ...Read more

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The doctor called it "keratosis obturans". Is it safe to have anesthesia during pregnancy?

Anesthesia for EACC: Not only is it acceptable to have anesthesia for keratosis obturans (KO), it is highly recommended. The disease process of KO and/or an analogue EACC (auditory cholesteatoma) can both present with ear pain & hearing loss acutely. Both conditions require urgent ENT evaluation and potentiall debridement of the external auditory canal in the office. More intensive debridement may require anesthesia ...Read more

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Is it safe to have dental filling, and tooth pull out, using anesthesia and pain relifes during pregnancy?

Is it safe to have dental filling, and tooth pull out, using anesthesia and pain relifes  during pregnancy?

Pregnancy and Tx: Most dentists & doctors agree that all elective dental treatment should be postponed until after delivery. Any necessary dental treatment in healthy women, especially when it involves alleviating pain and\or infection or the likelihood of it, can be performed with some normal precautions.This includes local anesthesia (w\o epi), fillings and extractions. Have your dentist consult with obgyn 1st. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more