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Could Having General Anesthesia Just Before Conception Be Dangerous To My Baby
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No it is very safe: The risk of general anesthesia (ga) is less than that of driving to the hospital to have the operation. Ga is thought to have a risk of death of one in 350, 000 cases or more. Advances in monitoring, medical training, drugs and support have greatley decreased the risk. The main concerns after ga are usually nausea and vomiting post operatively. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No,: With today's monitors, equipment, medications and the training of anesthesiologists it is safe unless possibly you are extremely ill. Patients can be safer under anesthesia, stresses are relieved, breathing is supplemented, medications given and monitored carefully. Lawyers are taught that anesthesia is like the airline industry, it has done a very good job researching and promoting safety. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
There are risks: There are risks associated with any type of anesthesia and the degree of those risks depend on your medical problems, the type of surgery, and the type of anesthesia. On average anesthesia is very safe and is a lot less dangerous than it was even just 10 years ago. Anesthesiology a a specialty is very focused on safety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on surgery: It's always hard to separate the risks of anesthesia from risks of surgery. Babies have anesthesia every day for procedures like correction of crossed eyes, as my daughter did at that age. She's doing great! If your baby needs surgery, your pediatric anesthesiologist will give the best kind of anesthesia for the surgery. That's why there are doctors who specialize in anesthesia for children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Relatively, yes: Once a patient is put to sleep with general anesthesia, the OB surgeon has a finite(short) period of time to remove the baby prior to it being affected by the anesthesia drugs and being delivered in a flaccid state. Epidural anesthesia is "safer" as the patient is awake even though this modality carries some risks as well. ...Read more
Relative to what: I have done anesthesia for 42000 cases, no deaths, mi, wake ups during surgery for generals, no comas, my most frequent problems =16 broken teeth, 22 inhailing vomit giving 3 pneumonias, two nerve damages. Is that safe? When i started the death rate was 1 per 5000 now it is less than 1 per 200, 000 for healthy patients. Is that safe? Not nearly as safe as the airlines and it should be and can be. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
No it is very safe: The risk of general anesthesia (ga) is less than that of driving to the hospital to have the operation. Ga is thought to have a risk of death of one in 350, 000 cases or more. Advances in monitoring, medical training, drugs and support have greatley decreased the risk. The main concerns after ga are usually nausea and vomiting post operatively. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Both have : Risks and benefits. Discuss your options with the surgeon and anesthesiologist and they will give you their best recommendations. ...Read more
None, most likely: A number of anesthesia medications have a long record of safe use during pregnancy, with no evidence of any kind of harm to the baby. We try not to give general anesthesia during the first 3 months unless it is an emergency. Be sure to tell the anesthesiologist you are pregnant. Depending on the type of surgery, spinal or epidural anesthesia may be a very safe choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, many children: In my developmental/behavioral practice require conscious sedation or anesthesia for teeth-cleaning or repair by a pediodontist in an outpatient surgery center after a medical & family history & pre-op physical clear them for surgery. Chronic decay can lead to pain & infection that can get to other organs thru the bloodstream. Pre-op antibiotics are given to kids with structural heart defects. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Beta blockade: The overall risk with your underlying conditions is minimal. The type and length of surgery are more important factors. You may need 'cardiac clearance' ( a review of your cardiac health) by a cardiologist depending on the precise situation. Schedule an interview with an anesthesiologist and discuss your concerns. ...Read more
Depends: Anesthesia is avoided in pregnancy. Especially first three months of pregnancy, all elective procedures are avoided, and if needed for life threatening emergencies to save the life of mother is given by highly trained anesthesiologists, who had special knowledge which medication to avoid. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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