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Diarrhea After General Anesthesia
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
Another thought: Many lactation consultants are now instructing patients that there is no need to pump and dump from one exposure to general anesthesia. The amount that makes it to the milk is extremely small. Personnel preference must be respected however. There is no harm in dumping for 24 hrs. I agree though have a talk with your anesthesiologist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
To general surgeons: when a patient should be shaved for inguinal hernia, during anesthesia or before anesthesia (general).
Call your doctor: Call your surgeon and explain what's going on. If you have fever or are coughing up secretions, it might be best to delay surgery. But if this is just a mild cold, it may resolve without any problem. Also depends on the type of surgery you've having. Always best to be in prime health before surgery and anesthesia. ...Read more
Depends on situation: If surgery was extensive or prolonged, more meds are given during the course of general anesthesia and recovery will take longer. Conditions such as old age or poor function of the liver or kidneys can make medications take longer to wear off. So it's hard to say how long grogginess will last. After a short procedure in a healthy patient, the effects of general anesthesia will wear off quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For extreme nervous patients undergoing a c section, is general anesthesia better or taking a light sedative? Can sedative be given before spinal?
C-section : Safety is a priority and regional anesthesia is safer for c-sections. Patient can be sedated with versed if it is nessasary. General anesthesia is rarely done, mostly for emergencies , for failed regionals or debilitated patients, who can not cooperate. Effects of sedatives can be reversed in newborn in rare situations where it becomes nessasary. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
After having twilight anesthesia is it normal to have horrible diarrhea and feel sick to your stomach even after 8 hours post surgery?
See below: Under general anesthesia you are asleep and you eyes are usually protected with tape and/or lubricant. Once you wake up it can take some time for your to blink the combination of sleep and lubricant out of your eyes. You also are likely to have blurred vision due to the effects of some of the anesthetic agents. This clear rapidly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Upper endoscopy?: 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
I'm having surgery tomorrow morning with general anesthesia and I vaporize weed concentrates everyday. Will this cause complications during surgery?
You should inform: your anesthesiologist and surgeon so they can monitor you , and titrate the dose better . ...Read more
Yes, for awhile: How long depends on the procedure length, complexity, amount and number of anesthetic agents given, level of lover/kidney/heart functioning capacities, interaction with medications one takes routinely...As you see, there is not a single answer. Generally, however, the shortest-acting drugs are selected to assure comfort, safety, and quicker wake-up times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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