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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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Had dnc and biopsy general anesthesia. Was in recovery 10minutes and the head pain woke me up have headache everyday since top of head similar to the sensation while diving in deep water or holding breath?

Had dnc and biopsy general anesthesia. Was in recovery 10minutes and the head pain woke me up have headache everyday since top of head similar to the sensation while diving in deep water or holding breath?

It is quite common: That patient's have prolonged side effects after General since there is endotracheal intubation (which may produce a tracheitis) PLUS the effects of the drugs themselves Get these symptoms evaluated by your Primary Care Medical Professional and NOT TO WORRY these symptoms will most likely subside with time! Hope this helps! Dr Z

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Hit my head last friday, ER doc took a CT scan, said I had a concussion. Scheduled for liver biopsy tomorrow with general anesthesia. Is that okay?

Hit my head last friday, ER doc took a CT scan, said I had a concussion. Scheduled for liver biopsy tomorrow with general anesthesia. Is that okay?

Yes: I do not see this as a problem. However, if you have further concerns make sure your anesthesiologist knows about your concerns.

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Can seasonal allergies cause low grade fever in children? Specifically: tree pollen, sneezy, snotty runny nose, and a 99.4 temp.

Can seasonal allergies cause low grade fever in children? Specifically: tree pollen, sneezy, snotty runny nose, and a 99.4 temp.

Remember: 99.4 is not a fever. Anything above 100.4 degrees f is considered a fever. Allergies don't normally cause fevers unless there is overlapping viral or bacterial illness, then it would

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For a whole day, have headache above & behind right ear. Pressing area. Causes the head ache too. I did sneeze 1x or 2x but no runny nose. What cause?

For a whole day, have headache above & behind right ear. Pressing area. Causes the head ache too. I did sneeze 1x or 2x but no runny nose. What cause?

Check the TM joint: The ear bone is the temporal bone and the jaw joint is the TM joint. The bone behind the ear is the mastoid process of the temporal bone. Either biomechanical forces could affect the TM joint or infection could cause the reported pain

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Never had allergies before this year. Now I sneeze alot. I get alot of runny/stuffy noses. Can menopause or age cause this or what is causing this?

Never had allergies before this year. Now I sneeze alot. I get alot of runny/stuffy noses. Can menopause or age cause this or what is causing this?

Allergy at any age: Although it was once believed that allergy always starts in childhood, this is another myth in medicine not documented by studies. You can indeed become allergic at any age given that both the environment and genes are constantly evolving.

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Might general anesthesia cause numbness to face and tounge?

Might general anesthesia cause numbness to face and tounge?

See below: It is not unusual to have some tongue numbness after anesthesia. This occurs because the endotracheal tube that is placed to help you breathe can sometimes put pressure on the tongue. This numbness usually resolves within a few days. The facial numbness is more unusual and I would talk to the anesthesiologist who didi your case.

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What causes the uncontrollable shaking and shivering after general anesthesia?

What causes the uncontrollable shaking and shivering after general anesthesia?

Just happens!: Shivering after general anesthesia sometimes happens even if a patient's temperature is normal, usually associated with the anesthesia gases such as Desflurane and sevoflurane. A small dose of Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) will usually calm down the shivering. We see less of it these days now that we have warming blankets and fluid warmers in wide use in the operating rooms.

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Could general anesthesia cause cognitive dysfunction?

Could general anesthesia cause cognitive dysfunction?

Maybe: General anesthesia along with surgery has been associated with cognitive dysfunction. The link is not strong and some surgeries can only be done with general anesthesia.

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Can general anesthesia cause numbness to face and tongue?

Not typically: It would be unusual for numbness of the tongue to arise just from general anesthesia unless the anesthesiologist was exceptionally agressive during intubation and did significant damage in the mouth. Numbness in the face would also be very unlikely.

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Help please. Could drinking alcohol 4 days prior to general anesthesia cause complications?

Help please. Could drinking alcohol 4 days prior to general anesthesia cause complications?

See below: This should not cause problems if you did not drink to excess. I would suggest trying to keep it to a minimum, and then hydrate well for the next few days.

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Can general anesthesia cause constipation and swelling for more than 3 days after surgery! If yes, what are the remedies?

Can general anesthesia cause constipation and swelling for more than 3 days after surgery! If yes, what are the remedies?

Not likely: It's extremely unlikely for General Anesthesia to cause these symptoms- but very common for opioid based pain medications to cause constipation- and nearly every general anesthetic / surgery is accompanied by opioid pain meds- though 3 days out probably not related to that either, so much as any Norco/Percocet/hydrocodone, etc. You may have been taking after surgery for pain.

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Does general anesthesia cause alopecia? If so how long would it take to occur after surgery? Mine occurred a few months after so is it possibly related

Does general anesthesia cause alopecia? If so how long would it take to occur after surgery? Mine occurred a few months after so is it possibly related

Possible: You are right in that it would happen 3 months after the anesthesia. This is called telogen effluvium. It should grow back.

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I was on shoulder stabilisation 2 months ago. Since I itch all over body+rash on both shoulders. Is it possible that its caused by general anesthesia?

Doubt it: I assume you had general anesthesia 2 months ago for the surgical procedure. I can't imagine how general anesthesia could cause a rash that persists for 2 months. (some medications given during anesthesia may cause a rash that lasts for a few minutes. These are similar to a mild allergic reaction confined to the skin and resolve quickly.).

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Is general anesthesia caused by a gas or an injection?

Is general anesthesia caused by a gas or an injection?

Either or both: General anesthesia is a state of unconsciousness and lack of reaction to painful stimuli. It can be brought on by intravenous medications such as propofol, sodium pentothal, and ketamine. Anesthesia gases (desflurane, sevoflurane) will also produce general anesthesia. Often you will receive a combination of both during surgery.

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Does having general anesthesia at age 18 cause brain cells to die?

Does having general anesthesia at age 18 cause brain cells to die?

No: Having anesthesia does not cause unusual nerve cell death. Further, There is a myth that we are born with all the brain cells we will ever get - completely not the case. Judge the risk benefit and alternatives of each medical procedure with your doctor.

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Is it possible for general anesthesia cause numbness to face and tounge?

Is it possible for general anesthesia cause numbness to face and tounge?

Not really: General anesthesia sometimes involves a breathing tube or airway device that may cause numbness to the tongue but not the face.

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