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Anesthesia For Colonoscopy
Day after receiving general anesthesia 4 colonoscopy, sore throat, nurse said I had raspy lungs before I left. Hurts to take deep breath. Feel Fluid?
Could be normal: are you sure you had General Anesthesia? It's very unusual for colonoscopy. However you did have tube in your mouth breathing that's good cause sore throat. If you're a smoker sometimes it's normal to caugh as you wake up. In most patient this resolves in 2 to 3 days. If you have difficulty breathing, have fever, or coughing up yellow and green stuff you should talk to your doctor ...Read more
Depends on type: If the anesthetic is given by an anesthesiologist they would usually use a very short acting anesthetic agent. If the sedation is done by the GI doctor they tend to use a longer lasting agent. In either case you should be clear headed after a few hours. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a colonoscopy in one week. Will smoking marijuana today and tomorrow have bad effects with the anesthesia during my colonoscopy?
Rx?: If not, the biggest threat might be legal. Also you don't mention the likely strength or the amounts. Never be excessive. If you're in a safe place - the physical effects should not present a problem in moderation I hope it all goes well. ...Read more
What's the difference in anesthesia used for colonoscopy and that used in c section? If the patient was put to sleep for c section.
I ovulated on the 1st, the 9th Im going under anesthesia for a colonoscopy, if Im pregnant is it to soon for the anesthesia to affect to fetus?
High blood pressure before gral anesthesia -EGD and colonoscopy- Been having 145/95 average in the last week. Lot of stress lately. HR normal though. ?
I take subutex regularly - what are my options for anesthesia during my planned upcoming colonoscopy?
Should i be worried about general anesthesia or not waking up for after a colonoscopy and endoscopy?
Discuss with doc: Many fears can be addressed if you talk to your healthcare professional. Egd ; colonoscopies are typically done only with sedation, and there is no general anesthesia. If you are really concerned, or if your md thinks you need general anesthesia, you will have an anesthesiologist there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yesterday I had colonoscopy with anesthesia (passed out for the whole procedure) and today my lungs hurt. Why, what's the connection?
R/O COMPLICATION: Often times Propofol is used for anesthesia it is very potent. Rarely when you are recovery from anesthesia, fluid may get into the lungs. This is referred as aspiration. I recommend following up with your GI doctor. If symptoms worsen acutely or fever develops, get immediate evaluation and X-ray to rule out aspiration Pneumonia. ...Read more
I take one 8mg Suboxone strip daily. Will this interfere with my colonoscopy scheduled in four days. Will the anesthesia be effective?
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