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Doctor insights on: Anesthetic Related Problems During Colonoscopy

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Does methohexital for anethesthesia during surgery cause significant nausea and vomiting like other anesthetics?

Does methohexital for anethesthesia during surgery cause significant nausea and vomiting like other anesthetics?

Depends: People all react differently to anesthesia. There are patients that i can have severe nausea and vomiting from injectable anesthetic drugs while others have these symptoms associated mostly with gaseous drugs. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Anesthetic (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Can sedation given during a colonoscopy cause urinary retention in patients with moderate bph?

Can sedation given during a colonoscopy cause urinary retention in patients with moderate bph?

Possible: It depends on what medicine is used.If you are taking meds.for your BPH you should take with a sip of water the morning of your procedure ,as per the instructions,which I am sure you will be given. Get your colonoscopy and try not to worry. ...Read more

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Could general anesthesia cause cognitive dysfunction?

Could general anesthesia cause cognitive dysfunction?

Maybe: General anesthesia along with surgery has been associated with cognitive dysfunction. The link is not strong and some surgeries can only be done with general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Hspitalzd for Afib hours after wisdom tooth removal. No prior heart issue history and only 25. Possible Nitrous Oxide used during surgery contributed?

Hspitalzd for Afib hours after wisdom tooth removal. No prior heart issue history and only 25. Possible Nitrous Oxide used during surgery contributed?

Congenital: The cause of your arrhythmia is most likely a structural abnormality that you were born with. I could not find any links between nitrous oxide and atrial fibrillation in a quick literature search. Although the physiologic stress of sedation and the procedure could have tip you over the edge to trigger the atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Hsg with anesthesia cause any pain?

Hsg with anesthesia cause any pain?

HSG: Hysterosalpingogram is a x-ray test to evaluate the shape of the uterus and show whether the fallopian tubes are blocked. Usually done without general anesthesia while you are awake. Some doctor suggest taking a pain killer before and even antibiotics. Now, some centers may offer i.V sedation. ...Read more

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Can an epidural during labor cause paralysis? I'm concerned that having an epidural during labor can cause paralysis. Is there a substancial risk involved?

Can an epidural during labor cause paralysis? I'm concerned that having an epidural during labor can cause paralysis. Is there a substancial risk involved?

Extremely Rare: And even then, the more experienced the anesthesia provider, the less likely such a rare event will occur; 20-30 years can easily pass on a busy labor and delivery ward without either a penetrating injury, an epidural bleed or an abscess happening (causes of paralysis). Have a look at this detailed summary: http://www.Allaboutepidural.Com/main-content/can-i-get-paralyzed-from-epidural. ...Read more

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Doc could not complete colonoscopy due to severe angulation in sigmoid and thickened colon had anesthesia. Any future problem?What next?

Doc could not complete colonoscopy due to severe angulation in sigmoid and thickened colon  had anesthesia.  Any future problem?What next?

Sounds complicated: Given your history, it sounds very complicated! recovering from a perforated colon, a colonoscopy is good to help get answers. There are very advanced docs who do colonoscopies with special equipment. It might be worth getting a referral to someone with more specialized training and tools who can try to navigate. ...Read more

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Could silent aspiration during general anaesthesia cause bronchopneumonia and mortality?

Could silent aspiration during general anaesthesia cause bronchopneumonia and mortality?

Maybe, but: Probably not. An undetected aspiration is unlikely to have serious pulmonary consequences and even less likely to cause death. If you are experiencing this complication, you will have more data with which to base a judgement, like x-rays and blood gases. Discuss these findings with your doctor. ...Read more

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I read studies that showed General anesthesia can causes amnesia and 35% increase risk of dementia. Is IV Sedation same like General Anesthesia.

See below: Do not think your statistics reflect real data. Did you find a blog from an online "expert"? IV sedation is not akin to general anesthesia and likely does not really represent any profound risk. Suggest you talk with your doctor regarding your concerns, ...Read more

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Had painful colonoscopy yesterday. No pain afterwards. Does the pain felt during procedure increase risk of perforation occuring later? Very anxious.

Had painful colonoscopy yesterday. No pain afterwards. Does the pain felt during procedure increase risk of perforation occuring later? Very anxious.

Relax: Perforation is a rare complication that occurs during colonoscopy and most often in the frail and elderly. In the majority of cases the doctor knows a perforation has occurred right then. You would not have been sent home. In the extremely rare circumstance a perforation occurred and was not detected you would develop abdominal pain that would get increasingly worse with possible fever. ...Read more

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What sort of adverse complications can occur during a dental procedure?

What sort of adverse complications can occur during a dental procedure?

Depends on procedure: Before every dental procedure in my office, we provide a consent form that explains our procedures and what the possible complications are possible. Typically, these adverse complications do not occur, but it is very important for me to make sure that my patients understand that any and every dental or medical procedure has benefits and complications associated with them. Always ask. ...Read more

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Had 3 hour surgery. What are some post anesthesia problems?

Had 3 hour surgery. What are some post anesthesia problems?

Anesthesia problems: Side effects depend on the type of anesthesia, the length and type of surgery, the age and gender of the patient, and other medical conditions that patients have at the time of surgery. With general anesthesia, people sometimes have nausea, sore throat, hoarse voice and muscle aches. Spinal blocks have a low risk of headache. Nerve blocks have a rare risk of nerve injury or infection. ...Read more

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Could general anesthesia affect your brain's memory after having four major surgery?

Unlikely: Possible but unlikely. Depends on length of surgery, other drugs used, age, blood pressure during surgery, thrombotic events , other medical problems. Complicated, impossible to get exact answer. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause problems during gallbladder removal?

Can hypothyroidism cause problems during gallbladder removal?

No: Unless there is a severe illness such as myxedema from neglected and untreated hypothyroid condition. ...Read more

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Can process of general anesthesia trigger gerd.

Can process of general anesthesia trigger gerd.

That's a leap...: Gerd is caused by relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, delayed stomach emptying, reduced stripping action of esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivation, more. Any of these can be temporarily altered by anesthesia, but would be expected to return to baseline after the effects of anesthesia wear off. ...Read more

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I have intense pain at anus during defecation during periods. Is there any known cause / pathology?

I have intense pain at anus during defecation during periods.  Is there any known cause / pathology?

Agree: The association with your period makes me immediately consider endometriosis and the anal pain may be referred pain from elsewhere near the anus. Your ob/gyn should be able to assist you, but may also want to send you to a gastroenterologist, depending on the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more