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Can Anesthesia Cause Neuropathy
Can a person(female, 26) suffering from Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy(by birth) be given general anesthesia?
YES: This should be discussed with treating anesthesiologist. ...Read more
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
Can a person(female, 26) suffering from Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy be given general anesthesia for the treatment of Diaphragmatic hernia?
I have Spinal stenosis and neuropathy. Need surgery for prolapse.....is a spinal block instead of general anesthesia advisable? I use oxygen nightly
I had a D&C 8 days ago. They had to use general anesthesia. When I woke my tip of tongue was numb. It is still numb. Is this nerve damage?
Neuropraxia: Find out if they needed an oral airway, its a small plastic part that helps keep you airway open and rests on the tongue. If the tip was compressed under the plastic the tip can become numb because small sensor nerves get pinched for a better word. These problems should resolve in time ...Read more
Causes of neuropathy: Other common causes of neuropathy are vitamin B12 deficiency and alcohol effects. There are also causes from proteins (tested with SPEP), heavy metals (tested in the urine), conditions like lupus, infections, medication side effects, inherited disorders, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer