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Depression After General Anesthesia
Can general anesthesia interfere with Effexor (venlafaxine) XR or make anxiety/depression worse after ovarian cyst surgery???
Unrelated: See your prescribing physician for medication adjustment. ...Read more
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
No.: It is not common but not not unusual. That is, there are many factors that cause depression and having a procedure or a general anesthetic may unmask the underlying depression. There is a very small subset of people that become depressed from the ga just as there are a small subset of women that get depressed after delivering a baby (with or w/o an anesthetic). ...Read more
My depression disappeared for only a week after I had my surgery. Could the ketamine in the anesthesia cause that?
Ketamine is not approved for the treatment of depression though some doctors are using it for that purpose as an off label use. You may visit this site for information.
http://www. Npr. Org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/20/520169959/ketamine-for-severe-depression-how-do-you-not-offer-this-drug-to-people
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I had surgery a few weeks ago. In a person who has depression, can the anesthesia cause a depressive episode?
How common is to have spinal anesthesia for hysteroscopy d&c. I'm so scare of general anesthesia. Female/54yrs?
Not but possible: It can be done. Request that from your anesthesiologist or ask your gyn to request it for you. Good luck ...Read more
I'm going under general anesthesia for a hysteroscopy/d&c I'm so afraid of going under general anesthesia. What are my chances of dying? 54yr female
You don't have to: Have general anesthesia for that, but if your health is generally good your chances of dying are very small approaching zero ...Read more
I'm having a d&c done under general anesthesia. How long would I be under if the procedure seems to be a quick one. I'm afriaid of general anesthesia.
Probably: About 20 minutes, might be talking then wake up thinking nothing has happened to you. ...Read more
I'm taking codeine everyday for pain and have to go under general anesthesia for d & c am I more at risk of something going wrong? (54 yrs old female
No,: The fact that you take Codeine shouldn't significantly increase your risk for general anesthesia for a d;c. ...Read more
Hysteroscopy/d&c what other anesthesia can I get for that other than general anesthesia. It seems that they are only giving me one option. 54yr/female?
Any form of regional anesthesia would suffice for this procedure. You can have spinal or epidural anesthesia.
In spinal or epidural a needle is inserted into your back. Fluids are injected to render the patient anesthetized. You are given some IV medication to "take the edge off" and make you amnesic. This is another safe way to proceed. ...Read more
F/57 having hysteroscopy d&c for post menopausal bleeding I'll be under general anesthesia. What are my chances of not waking up? I'm so scared!!
Fully unconscious: General anesthesia means you will be completely asleep, unable to respond to commands, unable to feel, hear or remember, and usually will have some kind of breathing device placed in your airway (throat). An anesthesiologist will monitor you closely and give you medications to keep you "asleep" and comfortable, keep you alive while operating on you, and most importantly wake you up! ...Read more
It will begin: With an injection into your vein where you might feel dizzy or as if you had a few drinks but only for a few seconds before becoming unconscious. Then you will wake up, quickly in the operating room if a very short procedure, or in the recovery room. ...Read more
Primarily propofol: There are several IV meds but none have the "complete" profile for propofol as it has many characteristics needed for general anesthesia: amnesia, hypnosis and pain reliever. Despite its notoriety in the past by an androgynous pop star, its very safe in the proper hands of a professional who knows enough to monitor his/her patients diligently. ...Read more
Drowsy at first: Many people are surprised when they wake up, because it feels as though no time has passed at all. They can't believe that their procedure is actually over. You may feel a little groggy, and it's fine to go back to sleep. Mild nausea and a little pain from the surgery are also common. Ask your nurse for medicine to relieve nausea or pain. You'll feel more normal over the first hour or two. ...Read more
Very Few Know: With modern anesthetics we try and shut down the memory of the patient before they go to the or. Once they can't remember what happened, it is very hard to find out what they felt as they went to sleep. Without sedatives the very medication that is used to put people to sleep blocks memory formation, so we have the same problem. Same with waking up. Patients come to in the pacu after the op. ...Read more
Very Few Know: With modern anesthetics we try and shut down the memory of the patient before they go to the or. Once they can't remember what happened, it is very hard to find out what they felt as they went to sleep. Without sedatives the very medication that is used to put people to sleep blocks memory formation, so we have the same problem. Some patient s have said that anesthesia is the best sleep. ...Read more
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 remember anything that happens. ...Read more
Depends on surgery: The need for general anesthesia is usually based on the type of surgery. For minor surgery, local anesthesia with sedation may be sufficient. For babies and small children who don't tolerate needles, GA may be necessary because they can't hold still or follow command. Otherwise, the surgery is the most important factor in determining the best type of anesthesia: GA, nerve block, spinal, epidural ...Read more
Very little risk: I tell all my healthy patients undergoing general anesthesia that it is without a doubt safer than driving home! For a healthy individual, general anesthesia is extremely safe. The risks of anesthesia for a healthy patient are mostly related to nausea/vomiting and oral trauma (cut lip, dental damage, etc.). Rarely, an otherwise healthy patient can have an allergic reaction to one of the drugs. ...Read more
General anesthesia: General is a category. When you are in general anesthesia, you are assisted with breathing maintenance. Conscious anesthesia is a lighter form. ...Read more
Upper endoscopy is a medical procedure that inspects upper GI tract and helps to find find the source of symptoms. First you will be adequately sedated then endoscope is inserted and procedure is performed. During the recovery you might feel slightly bloated, but you’ll be able to eat after the procedure. The results of the test will be explained, unless biopsy was performed.
Painless. ...Read more
Its very safe!: Efforts by anesthesiologist to improve the safety of anesthesia has made general anesthesia very safe today. Risks can include medication reactions, damage to teeth or eyes, nerve injuries, heart attack, stroke and death, however for most patients this risk is extremely remote. Certain medical conditions make anesthesia more risky such as obesity, heart conditions, diabetes, etc. ...Read more
Get information!: Get information about the surgery you need, and about the kind of anesthesia that may be best for it. Talk with the anesthesiologist ahead of time so you have a better idea what to expect. Anesthesia and surgery carry risks, so check on the reputation of the doctors and hospital. Then you'll know you're in good hands. Once you're in the preop area, you can have a sedative to help you relax. ...Read more
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
Breast milk and drug: Usually general anesthesia use very short acting drugs either inhalation agents or intravenous medications. They do not stay in body for long, Usually less than 24 hours. Therefore they may have minimum effect on breast milk. One can pump the breast milk and store it for baby feeding for this short period. This is another way to avoid this issue. ...Read more
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