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I have constipation 48 hours after getting a general anesthesia.I have taken stool softener, prunes, and water. Is there an OTCsuppositor?

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There are a variety of things that you can do to help. Increase fluid intake, try milk of magnesia, or use a fleet enema. I am sorry this is happening to you, hang on in there.
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What are the risks of general anesthesia?

Many risks

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But fortunately they are rare. Among the risks are nausea or vomiting, muscle soreness, a sore throat, constipation, headaches, and very rarely allergic reactions or life threatening reactions to anesthetic agents. Death is rare but can happen
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I had a femoral artery pseudoaneurysm on the 9th of October i had general anesthesia and haven't had a bowel movement?

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Enema or laxatives Need to move! If not soon need to see the surgeon , be examined and impact ion disrupted. Postoperative dehydration and narcotics for pain are common cause.
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Is it normal to have bad stomach discomfort after having general anesthesia or could it be that I had abdominal surgery?

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Are possible. Consult with your surgeon. He will point you in the right direction. The further out from surgery you are, the less likely it is from the anesthetic.
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Can general anesthesia cause numbness to face and tongue?

Not typically

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It would be unusual for numbness of the tongue to arise just from general anesthesia unless the anesthesiologist was EXCEPTIONALLY agressive during intubation and did significant damage in the mouth. Numbness in the face would also be very unlikely.
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What causes the uncontrollable shaking and shivering after general anesthesia?

Just happens!

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Shivering after general anesthesia sometimes happens even if a patient's temperature is normal, usually associated with the anesthesia gases such as desflurane and sevoflurane. A small dose of Demerol will usually calm down the shivering. We see less of it these days now that we have warming blankets and fluid warmers in wide use in the operating rooms.
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Might general anesthesia cause numbness to face and tounge?

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It is not unusual to have some tongue numbness after anesthesia. This occurs because the endotracheal tube that is placed to help you breathe can sometimes put pressure on the tongue. This numbness usually resolves within a few days. The facial numbness is more unusual and I would talk to the anesthesiologist who didi your case.
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Is general anesthesia caused by a gas or an injection?

Either or both

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General anesthesia is a state of unconsciousness and lack of reaction to painful stimuli. It can be brought on by intravenous medications such as propofol, sodium pentothal, and ketamine. Anesthesia gases (desflurane, sevoflurane) will also produce general anesthesia. Often you will receive a combination of both during surgery.
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Is it possible for general anesthesia cause numbness to face and tounge?

Not really

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General anesthesia sometimes involves a breathing tube or airway device that may cause numbness to the tongue but not the face.
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Dr. Ionel C. Rad answered:

Could general anesthesia cause cognitive dysfunction?

Maybe

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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.
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