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Dr. Richard Pollard
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I had moles removed yesterday. They were using local anesthesia. I felt fine after the procedure but during the following night i woke up dizzy and been feeling nauseous since then. Is this serious?

Dr. Richard Pollard
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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I had moles removed yesterday. They were using local anesthesia. I felt fine after the procedure but during the following night i woke up dizzy and been feeling nauseous since then. Is this serious?

See below: This is probably not related to the local anesthesia, that would wear off relatively quickly. If the symptoms persist then talk to your doctor. ...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


Dr. Richard Pollard
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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After surgery, will my 14 year old son be admitted to the hospital if he is dizzy & confused from anesthesia and stays that way for hours?

Dr. Richard Pollard
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Only if needed.: Pediatric patients are much more sensitive to anesthetics than adults. Because of this they can have more severe reactions to anesthesia. Discuss your concerns with your anesthesiologist before the procedure starts. Your child will only be allowed to go home when both the anesthesiologist and you are satisfied with his condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Dustin Colegrove
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I had a colonoscopy yesterday, today i'm very dizzy and nauseated, could that be from the anesthesia ?

Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I had a colonoscopy yesterday, today i'm very dizzy and nauseated, could that be from the anesthesia

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Unlikely: to be the anesthesia as it was yesterday. more likely to be dehydration from having multiple bowel movements from the bowel prep. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Herring
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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I got sedated (not general anesthesia) felt sickeningly dizzy, and woke up four hours later and didn't remember anything. Is that normal? I thought I would be awake but sedated?

Dr. Ronald Herring
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I got sedated (not general anesthesia) felt sickeningly dizzy, and woke up four hours later and didn't remember anything. Is that normal? I thought I would be awake but sedated?

Dizzy: It would help to know what surgical procedure you had done. But in general, what you are describing is within the normal range for deep sedation. Two of the most common drugs (midazolam and propofol) have amnestic qualities. If they had you breathing some notrous oxide, that can disturb the inner ear and give profound dizziness. ...Read more

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Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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I have been using a transdermal scop for anesthesia for 24 hours. I feel dizzy and nauseous. I want the patch off, but i read about withdrawal. Help?

Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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Remove it: The dose is low with the w the scop patch and now its having a paradoxical effect--that is, the side effects are having more of an effect the medically needed effect. We usually take them off the pt before they leave the pacu. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Maffezzoli
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Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
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Is it normal to feel dizzy after two weeks of surgery?

Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Is it normal to feel dizzy after two weeks of surgery?

Likely no: Depends on type of surgery (i.e. Surgery where dizziness would be a direct complication), but i would say that the anesthesia related effects should have disappeared and if you weren't dizzy after surgery initially, it isn't normal. Contact you surgeon! ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
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Is it normal to feel nauseated and dizzy 30 days after hysterectomy ?

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Is it normal to feel nauseated and dizzy 30 days after hysterectomy ?

Not really: Most would expect you to be feeling pretty good 30 days after a hysterectomy, especially if done vaginally. Pain from the incision should largely be gone and post-op bleeding or spotting should have stopped. Effects from anesthesia should also be gone. Nausea and dizziness are symptoms you should review with your provider..they are likely being caused by something else. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hettinger
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Have back pain and feeling dizzy after surgery. What do you suggest?

Dr. David Hettinger
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Have back pain and feeling dizzy after surgery. What do you suggest?

It depends: A lot depends on the type of surgery that you had performed, level of blood loss and what type of anesthesia. Contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
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How can I cure dizziness after gall bladder surgery?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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How can I cure dizziness after gall bladder surgery?

Find out problem: Gall bladder surgery should not give dizziness unless it is immediate post op due to blood loss. Check with your doctor for other problems like blood pressure, diabetes , vascular diseases etc. ...Read more

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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more


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