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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

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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General Anesthesia (Definition)

General anesthesia is a medically induced coma and loss of protective reflexes resulting from the administration of one or more general anesthetic agents. It is a treatment that renders you unconscious during medical procedures, so you don't feel or ...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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Is it dangerous to get general anesthesia?

Is it dangerous to get general anesthesia?

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 more

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Is it dangerous to be under general anesthesia?

Is it dangerous to be under general anesthesia?

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 more

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Is it dangerous to be put under general anesthesia?

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 more

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What r the risks of general anesthesia in 6 months old baby?

What r the risks of general anesthesia in 6 months old baby?

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 more

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Is general anesthesia for c-section more dangerous than just as epidural?

Is general anesthesia for c-section more dangerous than just as epidural?

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

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Is general anesthesia dangerous?

Is general anesthesia dangerous?

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 more

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How dangerous is it to be put under general anesthesia?

Risk varies: The risks of geeral anesthesia vary depending on your overall health. For the most part, modern general anesthesia is extremely safe. It is best to discuss your specific concerns with your anesthesiologist and/or anesthetist. ...Read more

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Help please! is general anesthesia for a half an hour dangerous in any way?

Help please! is general anesthesia for a half an hour dangerous in any way?

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 more

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Can general anesthesia be dangerous for a 19 year old?

Can general anesthesia be dangerous for a 19 year old?

Depends: If done by well trained personnel it is very safe. If done by poorly trained or incompetent personnel there would be more risk. Ask questions and be sure of who is involved and how they came to be involved with your case. ...Read more

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Whats more dangerous for a kid, to go under general anesthesia or to be on conscious sedation?

Whats more dangerous for a kid, to go under general anesthesia or to be on conscious sedation?

Both have : Risks and benefits. Discuss your options with the surgeon and anesthesiologist and they will give you their best recommendations. ...Read more

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What damage general anesthesia in the mom do to an unborn child?

What damage general anesthesia in the mom do to an unborn child?

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 more

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Should a 5 year child undergo general anesthesia for cavity filling if he won't cooperate?

Should a 5 year child undergo general anesthesia for cavity filling if he won't cooperate?

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 more

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I'm on Propranolol for SVT! How dangerous is general anesthesia for me heart?

I'm on Propranolol for SVT! How dangerous is general anesthesia for me heart?

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

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Can general anesthesia during the first month of pregnancy hurt the baby?

Can general anesthesia during the first month of pregnancy hurt the baby?

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 more

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Can general anesthesia be used in ablation for WPW (adult and child under 10)?

Can general anesthesia be used in ablation for WPW (adult and child under 10)?

Yes: For a pediatric patient a general anesthetic would definitely be used. For an adult it is more likely that a sedation type of anesthetic would be chosen. ...Read more

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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


Conception (Definition)

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