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Doctor insights on: Complications Of Aspiration During Surgery

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How common is it for Propofol to cause complications during surgery?

How common is it for Propofol to cause complications during surgery?

Recommended: Propofol is routinely used for oral surgery and is also used in critically ill patients. Propofol has been shown in clinical studies to be a safe agent.

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Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more


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Could I wake up during surgery?

Could I wake up during surgery?

Rarely: This is an extremely rare event but it is described. Best to talk to anesthesiologist.

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How could I make sure I won't be awake during surgery?

How could I make sure I won't be awake during surgery?

Speak with: Your surgeon or anesthesiologist. If it is general anesthesia, you will be asleep. If you have epidural, spinal, or regional anesthesia, you might be a little awake, but even then they will give you enough sedation or amnestics so you won't remember much if anything.

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Can a dnr apply during surgery?

Can a dnr apply during surgery?

Difficult question: Do not resuscitate orders may often be discontinued during surgery, especially if it is a major surgery under general anesthesia. However, this is a very complex issue and involves the patient wishes, family input, and the surgeon and anesthesiologist input as to the risks and needs of the surgery. This often requires detailed discussion with all the above family and physician members.

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How common is it or rare to have a stroke during surgery?

How common is it or rare to have a stroke during surgery?

It is rare: Unless it is cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass. If you have peripheral vascular disease or audible bruit of your carotid artery, you should get a duplex ultrasound to assess possibility of a plaque. If you don't have this, chances of a stroke during surgery and general anesthesia is low.

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Can you tell me about anethesia gone wrong during surgery?

Can you tell me about anethesia gone wrong during surgery?

You would need: To be more specific than that, it could range from minor reversible problems to serious including death.

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When is a catheter necessary (during surgery) and when not please?

When is a catheter necessary (during surgery) and when not please?

Sometimes: Urinary catheters are needed for long procedures or ones that anticipate blood loss. Otherwise the bladder could become over distended. We also place them if we want to monitor urine output or watch for signs of blood in the urine when working close to the urinary tract. On average though we have cut way back on catheter use in the past 5 years as we know it reduces urinary infections.

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Wondering what drug is used by the surgical technologist during surgery?

Wondering what drug is used by the surgical technologist during surgery?

No drug with MD okay: All drugs administered during surgery must be ordered by a physician, either the anesthesiologist or the surgeon. Surgical technologists are generally assistants in the or acting as scrub nurses or surgical assistants, depending on the institutional definition. Neither give drugs per se. If you have specific instances, you need to provide more details.

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Why during surgery people don't bleed the same way they do when they are stabbed or wounded?

Why during surgery people don't bleed the same way they do when they are stabbed or wounded?

They do: Surgery is a controlled slash wound to the abdomen when doing open surgery. If a stab wound involves major blood vessels, they can bleed profusely-known as audible bleeding. Any controlled situation is going to bleed less than an uncontrolled one, like random stab wounds.

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How do u get diverticulitis, how do u know if u need surgery to cure it? What happens during surgery, how does it cure it?

How do u get diverticulitis, how do u know if u need surgery to cure it? What happens during surgery, how does it cure it?

Infection: Small out-pouches form on the outside of the colon, most often in the left lower abdomen. Infection of these pouches is diverticulitis. Prevent by eating high fiber foods, avoid junk foods, avoid constipation, drink plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements such as metamucil. Surgery to remove part of the colon is only for multiple episodes of recurrent infections, colon stricturing, bleeding.

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What do you do if you need to pee during surgery?

What do you do if you need to pee during surgery?

Urinary catheter.: For long procedures, or for surgeries where urine output monitoring is important, a urinary (foley) catheter is placed while you are under anesthesia. This drains the bladder into a container. The catheter is removed in the recovery room or later in the inpatient ward. For short procedures, no catheter is used and you are given a urinal in recovery.

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My BP during surgery was 167/110 and after 2-3 hours post op, only dropped to 154/90 with meds. No history of high BP. I'm a22 y/o F. Is this normal?

My BP during surgery was 167/110 and after 2-3 hours post op, only dropped to 154/90 with meds. No history of high BP. I'm a22 y/o F. Is this normal?

NO: On 22 yr old or at any age elevated blood pressure is not normal. Most likely you have unrecognized hypertension, require work up need to be take care to prevent complications from it, seek your doctors help.

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What should I expect during surgery to remove my eye?

What should I expect during surgery to remove my eye?

Eye removal surgery: Removal of an eye is for extreme trauma, advanced disease with pain and loss of all vision, or suspicion of tumor. Surgery is done while asleep, and post-op the patched eye heals within a month with little discomfort. When healed you will be fitted with an artificial eye to match the normal.

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What is in an IV during surgery?

What is in an IV during surgery?

Many things. ..: But basic IV fluids are usually saline water, sometimes with added electrolytes or sugar. There are many different medications that are also administered via your IV, to help put you to sleep, to treat pain, to control your blood pressure or heart rate, etc. If you are worried talk to your surgeon or anesthesiologist before your surgery. Good luck!

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Does anyone ever wake up during surgery?

Does anyone ever wake up during surgery?

Very rare: There are very rare reports of a patient experiencing some form of awareness during general anesthesia, but it is very rare. There are bis monitors that can be used to measure brain waves during surgery, to confirm that the patient is asleep during the anesthesia.

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What exactly is in an IV during surgery?

Salt and water: Most IV fluids have a salt solution in them, sugar (for energy) can be added as well as medications.

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Could you tell me what happens if you wake up during surgery?

Could you tell me what happens if you wake up during surgery?

Low chance: The anesthesiologist monitors the patient during the surgery. Several monitors are used to be sure the patient remains asleep during the surgery. Additional medications are given as needed and anesthetic gasses are inhaled throughout the surgery. Sometimes even a brain wave monitor may be used to watch that the patient remains asleep.

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Please answer! What would happen if you woke up during surgery?

Not supposed: To happen. Unfortunately there were some reported cases, which never should happened. Due to this reason the anesthesiologist when completely paralyzed twill be very careful, will watch very closely eye moments, pulse rate BP etc, will make sure completely under and not feeling any pain. If you are under going any procedure speak to the doctor, will alleviate your fear.

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Someone told me that it is possibly to be awake during surgery?

Yes: Depends on operation, surgeon, patient. Local anesthesia, regional anesthesia, blocks, epidurals, spinal are all useful and effective techniques.