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Could having general anesthesia just before conception be dangerous to my baby?

Could having general anesthesia just before conception be dangerous to my baby?

No: Medications used during anesthesia are out of your system very quickly. There would be no risk during pregnancy having anesthesia befor conception. Even during pregnancy anesthesia is sometimes required for various surgical emergencies. ...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


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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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If ovulation/conception occurred today, would it be safe to have wisdom tooth removed under general anesthesia two days from now?

If ovulation/conception occurred today, would it be safe to have wisdom tooth removed under general anesthesia two days from now?

It depends: On what is most important to you. If pulling the wisdom tooth can wait, you may want to wait. Miscarriages in early pregnancy are frequent and if you had the wisdom tooth pulled under general anesthesia and you do experience a miscarriage, you may blame it on the anesthesia. ...Read more

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Diagnosed after conception with abdominal aortic aneurysm. I'm having anesthesia eval for labor. What are the dangers?

Diagnosed after conception with abdominal aortic aneurysm. I'm having anesthesia eval for labor. What are the dangers?

Aneurysm rupture: The most significant risk you face is rupture of your abdominal aortic aneurysm, which would be life-threatening for you and the baby. Elevated blood pressure is the most likely reason that your AAA would rupture at this point, whether the high BP is due to pain, etc. Fortunately, an epidural anesthetic can minimize the pain of labor and delivery, lowers bp, should be safe, and can be done early. ...Read more

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Why doesn't local anesthesia spread to the whole body?

Why doesn't local anesthesia spread to the whole body?

"Local" is why: "local" anesthesia does just that-a small dose of a numbing agent is injected near a nerve, that, when in a certain concentration, blocks impulses through that nerve. The result is numbness and weakness in the distribution of that nerve. This resolves as the local anesthetic is 'washed out" by blood and the localized concentration now will decrease-allowing the nerve to work again. ...Read more

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I don't deal well with pain at all. With multiple extractions, will they use anesthesia?

I don't deal well with pain at all. With multiple extractions, will they use anesthesia?

Yes: Response to pain or noxious stimuli varies from person to person. You will receive local anesthesia (injections in the mouth) for the procedure. With local anesthesia you will still be able to feel the sensation of pressure. If you do not want to feel anything, hear anything or see anything, you may want to consider being sedated by your dentist or be referred to an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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If I don't take the conception pill at the same time everyday, what is the possibility that i'll ovulate?

If I don't take the conception pill at the same time everyday, what is the possibility that i'll ovulate?

Chance is low: It is best to take the birth control pill at about the same time each day. If the timing is off by some hours the chance of ovulation is very low. If a pill is 12-24 hrs late there is a small chance of ovulation. The chance increases if the pill is 1 or 2 or 3 days late. Take the pill at about the same time to be most effective, but don't worry if some hours off. ...Read more

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Iheard about choosing gender of child before conception by some food supp. N drugs in states. Is it true? Wat is it

Iheard about choosing gender of child before conception by some food supp. N drugs in states. Is it true? Wat is it

Boy or Girl: There are no food supplements or drugs that can select gender.

Females provide an x (girl) chromosome and males can provide and x (girl) or y (boy) chromosome.

So the man provides the deciding factor and it is random. ...Read more

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Afraid I won't wake up from anesthesia?

Afraid I won't wake up from anesthesia?

Safe: Unless you are seriously ill at baseline or undergoing a high-risk operation, the risk if you having a major complication is very small. ...Read more

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Why can't I eat after having anesthesia?

Nausea and Vomiting: Some of the anesthetic agents are prone to cause nausea after an anesthetic. This is why we want to make sure you are wide awake before we slowly introduce you back to food and drink. I have seen individuals doing quite well, until they took that first swallow of food. For your comfort we like to take this stage very slowly. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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How does your CM look during conception? Or you don't get any

How does your CM look during conception? Or you don't get any

Wet and stringy: The cervical mucous looks wet, thin, clear and stringy. Of course this can vary a little bit depending on what is going on in the vagina, but for the most part, the mucous is thin and penetrant. ...Read more

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What can I do to to make sure I don't say embarrassing things on anesthesia?

Trust us: The sedation medications that we give to you for the anesthetic do not make you say embarrassing things. The drugs may relax you, but that is all. ...Read more

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Why don? T they calculate due date by day of conception?

Why don? T they calculate due date by day of conception?

Unsure: Because the majority of women do not know when they conceived; many can give a good report of when their last period was. ...Read more

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Is it true that hCG can't be produced the day after conception? Or even a few days after conception?

Is it true that hCG can't be produced the day after conception? Or even a few days after conception?

Yes: Although, an early embryo can produce HCG approximately 5-6 days post fertilization, the amounts are so low, blood flow between the embryo and uterus is still poorly established; so you are not able to measure HCG in the maternal blood until aound 11-14 days post fertilization. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Chance of conception. Lmp 8-2-13 sex 08-8-13 and he did not go inside me. I know that doesn't matter. Due date 05/11/14?

Chance of conception. Lmp 8-2-13 sex 08-8-13 and he did not go inside me. I know that doesn't matter. Due date 05/11/14?

It doesn't matter...: No matter what the estimates say about the possible conception dates, if the only time in august a woman had sex was on august 8th, then that is the day that led to the baby. There is no other way the pregnancy could have started (unless the woman was unaware of a later sexual encounter, such as if someone gave her a lot of alcohol and she fell asleep and has no memory of that). ...Read more

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Being that's my due date is December 15 and my conception date would be march 24 wouldn't that make me 2 weeks by March 24?

Being that's my due date is December 15 and my conception date would be march 24 wouldn't that make me 2 weeks by March 24?

Yes: That is the convention, although obviously you were not 2 weeks pregnant on the day you conceived. Nonetheless pregnancies are always dated from the last normal period (or if there is not one, form a hypothetical last period - this "adds" 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Why is it that anesthesia makes me so nauseas but doesn't affect my partner at all? The longer the surgery the more sick I feel.

Why is it that anesthesia makes me so nauseas but doesn't affect my partner at all? The longer the surgery the more sick I feel.

Post operative nause: The reasons for post operative nausea are very complex. There is no single nausea/vomiting center in the human brain/body. Each human has a unique mix of chemical receptors in the brain/body. Make sure you talk to the anesthesiologist prior to surgery. You should get three anti-nausea meds: 5HT-3 antagonist, dexamthasone, scopolamine patch and possibly NK1 antagonist. ...Read more

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After 15w5d U/S dr gave due date june 28. Now almost 2 weeks past. Due date wrong? Don't U/S confirm LMP? Possible conception oct 14/15?

After 15w5d U/S dr gave due date june 28. Now almost 2 weeks past. Due date wrong? Don't U/S confirm LMP? Possible conception oct 14/15?

Due date 07/12: With a possible conception on Oct 14/15 of last year the due date would be July 12, 2015. An ultrasound done at 15+5 weeks should reliably tell the due date. The discrepancy you are describing needs to be addressed with your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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1st preg. Minor cp. If I need c-sec I'm so afraid of jerking/tensing when given anesthesia b/c of my cp. Can't help jerking. Should I be worried?

Don't worry.: We are used to working with patients who have movement disorders. It's not that uncommon. Sometimes people move just because they are nervous or scared. They can't help it either. We are used to it. We can handle it. ...Read more

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My delivery date is october first. I don't know what my date of conception is. Does conception occur after implantation? Is conception the last step?

Conception is 1st: If your estimated date of delivery was determined to be October 1st (plus or minus 7 days) and was confirmed by early pregnancy sonograms, your estimated date of conception/fertilization was probably about Jan. 7th (plus or minus 3 days) and implantation of a fertilized egg/developing embryo into your uterus may have subsequently occurred about 7 to 10 d. later (between Jan. 14 and Jan. 17). ...Read more

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What kind of anesthesia will I have for a labiaplasty? I don't think I want to be a awake for a labiaplasty. Will I be able to have general anesthesia? .

What kind of anesthesia will I have for a labiaplasty? I don't think I want to be a awake for a labiaplasty. Will I be able to have general anesthesia? .

You have choices: Good afternoon!

Female rejuvenation surgery can be performed under local anesthesia, IV sedation, or general anesthesia- the choice is yours! Be sure to see a doctor well versed in female rejuvenation surgery.

I hope this helps ...Read more

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Why does clearblue easy pregnant tests say their tests turn positive 19 days after conception? Wouldn't it be positive much sooner? (more like 6-10 days)

In between: The home pregnancy test should be positive about 14 days after conception, perhaps a few days earlier. A pregnancy does not implant until 6 days after conception, then it takes time for levels to be high enough to be seen in the blood. Then another couple of days more are needed until it is high enough to spill into the urine. ...Read more

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What symptoms suggest conception?

Preg sysmptoms: The symptoms of early pregnancy include; breast fulness, sometime nausea (even in early pregnancy) and fatigue beyond belief. On occasion the appetite may be effected in that your desire for certain foods may either increase or decrease. ...Read more

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When do signs of conception occur?

When do signs of conception occur?

Varies: Signs of pregnancy can occur as early as two to three weeks after conception. One can, however, be pregnant with no overt signs save missed periods for a number of months. ...Read more

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Age bracket for healthy conception?

Age bracket for healthy conception?

Teens to 40s: If you're asking for when can most women get pregnant, it ranges from menarche in their teens until late 40s at menopause. Of course, there have been some reported cases of women in their 60s or 70s carrying a pregnancy to term as well as grade school girls carrying to term. But in general, teens to 40s appears to be most accepted. Of course, age is not only determinant for healthy pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does conception optimum means?

What does conception optimum means?

Highest chance: Conception optimum means the time during which chances are highest chance to get pregnant ...Read more

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How has anesthesia impacted medicine?

How has anesthesia impacted medicine?

The ASA: Has been compared to the airline industry in research and progress in safety by attorneys ...Read more

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What's the best way to date conception?

What's the best way to date conception?

Early ultrasound: Assuming that you aren't using in vitro fertilization, which of course gives the doctor the exact date of conception. Most women date a pregnancy by having a first trimester ultrasound. Ultrasounds performed between seven and nine weeks just station provide the most accurate measurements for dating a pregnancy. As the pregnancy progresses the ability to date accurately diminishes. ...Read more

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Could pile in a woman affect conception?

Could pile in a woman affect conception?

Hemorrhoids: If you're calling hemorrhoids piles, these usually don't affect conception. ...Read more

Conception (Definition)

Conception is the union of an egg and sperm to form a zygote. The zygote is what ...Read more