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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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If you have spontaneous head, neck or jaw jerks, will you need general anesthesia for dental cleanings?

If you have spontaneous head, neck or jaw jerks, will you need general anesthesia for dental cleanings?

Unlikely: Talk to your dentist, but this is not usually indicated. If needed your dentist can get you a sedative. ...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 every day 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 every day 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!
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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What causes the uncontrollable shaking and shivering after general anesthesia?

What causes the uncontrollable shaking and shivering after general anesthesia?

Cold, usually: Often during anesthesia, your body temperature drops. When you are awakened, your body tries to warm it up any way it can, and shivering is one of those ways. Another cause can be different parts of the nervous system waking up at different times; if the parts that control shivering (and there are severals) wake up first then you shiver more and harder. Men have this issue more than women. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are similarities between unconsciousness caused by trauma, and unconsciousness by general anesthesia?

Not likely: General anesthesia is a reversible condition. Unconsciousness from trauma often is temporary, but the duration is unknown because the mechanism is different. Trauma causes damage to nerve transmission from sweeping and direct cell damage. Anesthetic drug effects dissipate over time. ...Read more

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What general anesthesia causes severe headaches and nausea?

What general anesthesia causes severe headaches and nausea?

All of them can: Headache and nausea are common side effects of general anesthesia. They are both patient and surgery dependent. For example, young females, non-smokers with a history of motion sickness are likely to experience nausea after anesthesia. Surgery on the eye and head often triggers nausea and headache. For coffee drinkers headache may be due to caffeine withdrawal. Speak to your anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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What general anesthesia causes severe headaches and nausea?

What general anesthesia causes severe headaches and nausea?

None : There are none that specifically cause headache and nausea. Some people are more sensitive to the effects of different medications. In general volatile agents (gas) can cause more nausea than intravenous medications. Some people can develop headaches with volatile agents, but others can get headaches with other medications ...Read more

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Could smoking marijuana after a surgery where general anesthesia was used cause any huge issues? It's been 12 hrs since the surgery.

Could smoking marijuana after a surgery where general anesthesia was used cause any huge issues? It's been 12 hrs since the surgery.

Depends: Smoking anything can impair the small blood vessel flow to the wound site and delay healing. It doesn't matter if you had a general or local. General anesthesia does use the lung tissue to pass the drugs of anesthesia through the cell membrane to enter the body. The gas can be irritating to these tissues. Weed uses this same method to enter your system. ...Read more

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I know both are generally safe, but is intravenous safer than general anesthesia? Does intravenous cause complications if you have heart problems?

Both are the same: General anesthesia combines both intravenous and inhaled anesthetics. All anesthetics will have reversible effects on heart function. The physician anesthesiologist and other members of the anesthesia care team work jointly to ensure patient safety, especially patients with heart problems. Patients with known heart problems should discuss those issues with the Anesthesiologist before surgery ...Read more

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Can I stop Prozac (fluoxetine) a few days before major surgery? I'm worried that withdrawal may affect general anesthesia or cause problems during the operation.

Can I stop Prozac (fluoxetine) a few days before major surgery? I'm worried that withdrawal may affect general anesthesia or cause problems during the operation.

No reason to stop: It makes sense to keep taking medications that your system is already used to taking. Stopping Prozac (fluoxetine) might increase your anxiety, which isn't helpful when you're facing major surgery. If you need to be on a clear liquid diet prior to surgery, it still should be ok to take your medicines with a sip if water. However, stopping Prozac (fluoxetine) does not affect general anesthesia in any significant way. ...Read more

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I am undergoing a colon test next week and they will be using Propofol. They used general anesthesia on me when I had a hysterectomy done and I had a lot of problems. Was it Propofol they used that caused the problems?

I am undergoing a colon test next week and they will be using Propofol. They used general anesthesia on me when I had a hysterectomy done and I had a lot of problems. Was it Propofol they used that caused the problems?

Probably..: Sorry to hear you had a problem. In experienced hands, Propofol is an excellent component of general anesthesia. Speaking to your colonoscopist about your experience should give you other options and allay your concerns. ...Read more

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Does generAl anesthesia cause breathlessness after becoming concious? My oxygen saturAtion was ok but I felt breathless? Why?

Does generAl anesthesia cause breathlessness after becoming concious? My oxygen saturAtion was ok but I felt breathless? Why?

Muscle blockade....: With general anesthesia, neuromuscular blocking agents are often used to paralyze the muscles during the surgery. Sometimes it takes a little while for these to completely wear off. Your respiratory muscles can be affected so you are not taking real deep breaths. This can lead to the feeling of breathlessness. When the melds wear off, you feel normal again. That may be the reason for your symptoms ...Read more

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What could cause cold hands and feet after a surgical procedure and general anesthesia?

What could cause cold hands and feet after a surgical procedure and general anesthesia?

Cold after surgery: Normally surgery rooms are kept quite cold and under anesthesia, as there is no movement in the body + there is exposure for surgery etc, the body temperature drops and patients get cold after the surgery esp in extremities. Most modern operation rooms do have warm air covers over patients to maintain normal body temperature + they also use heated IV fluids and humidified anesthetic gases ...Read more

Dr. Karen Sibert
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