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Does Local Anesthesia Make You High If It Gets In Your Blood
I had a lower back lipoma removed under local anesthesia two weeks ago and since then I have been having blood pooling, causing painful pressure?
Bleeding: Source of bleeding has to be identified and addressed. Return immediately to the practitioner that removed your lipoma. ...Read more
Don't feel a part of my head (occipito-parietal, left side) for 2 weeks now. Its like having a local anesthesia or stopped blood circulation. No headaches!
What happened: What happened before you had this sensation. Did you fall on the back if your head? Did this feeling of loss of sensation come out of the blue? You should get a neurological evaluation and good luck. ...Read more
I have low blood pressure and heart palpitations. Wondering if correcting only the tip re: rhinoplasty could be done w/ local anesthesia.
For what procedure?:
In general, less is better. So, if it can be done with local comfortably, that's good.
In some cases local is not sufficient, and suffering to avoid general anesthesia is not better. ...Read more
Alcohol and local: No, it does not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on the drug: It is not recommended to use street drugs prior to any anesthetic. Any procedure involving local anesthetic could potentially require further sedation or general anesthesia and interaction with street drugs could be dangerous. You should not take any prior to a procedure and you should let your anesthesiologist know if you have. ...Read more
Different medication: The word "anesthesia" can be confusing. It applies to many different drugs that prevent responses to pain. Drugs like Lidocaine and novocaine are injected with a needle to numb an area: this is "local" anesthesia. Other drugs that are given through an iv--such as Propofol or sodium pentothal--and anesthesia gases that you breathe produce general anesthesia and complete unconsciousness. ...Read more
Procedure dependent: The variables include the procedure, the patient, the medical history, surgeon preference, and the location. The biggest factor is the procedure iteself. Some procedures are okay under local anesthesia, with or without sedation. Other procedures cannot be done without general anesthesia. Some procedures may be done under regional (spinal/epidural or block) anesthesia. It just depends... ...Read more
Should get better!: Any time a needle is inserted, it will cause some tenderness and bruising. There is an inflammatory response because the body interprets the needle stick as an injury. Try a heating pad, gentle stretching exercises, and a nonsteroidal pain reliever such as Ibuprofen if your doctor oks it and you have no contraindication such as kidney problems. It should feel better soon! ...Read more
I consider it so: Many years ago we did not use a local for fear it would somehow injure the nerves and prevent normal function later. We got over it, and now I only do it without by special request. (last time it was a doctors kid after we started using locals, ? Odd but true). ...Read more
Yes, but...: Yes, but pain is preventable. Giving local anesthesia itself may produce pain, and dilation of the cervix, even more so. A discussion with your physician about the liberal use of IV pain medications and sedatives before any procedure should occur prior to the procedure so you have the best chance of knowing what to expect (and you'll be able to tell how your doctor approaches pain management. ...Read more
How you apply: Local anesthesia you in inject under the skin. Topical anesthesia is also a form local anesthesia where you apply on the surface, of mucous membrane, like nose spray. Skin does not absorb, so you have to inject under the skin. Both are local anesthesia how you give it differentiates ...Read more
Local vs. Topical: Local is administered sub-cutaneous and cutaneous. Topical is not andminister under the tissue and typically, is not approved as an injectable. ...Read more
No acute pain: Your local anesthetic will wear off over time and it is good idea to take pain medications long before that. The benefit of local anesthetic that certain pain receptors in your brain will not be triggerd (preamtive analgesia) and they will not contribute to the feeling of pain after the surgery. Those which will unmask them self will be covered by oral pain medication. Good luck. ...Read more
Will doing rhino and septoplasty at sametime under only local anesthesia pose risks like anesthesia toxicitity?
Wondering if it's ok to use lidocaine spary as a local anesthesia for reducing the pain of the sex for the first time?
Dyspareunia : Ouch!:
I don't know if you are female or male?
Generally speaking you can use Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream (needs prescription) or Lidocaine spray, it should be ok... ...Read more
Can cats be spayed on local anesthesia? If not then why is general anesthesia necessary? I would love to know in detail:)
Girations: We give humans local and expect them to sty still and cooperate. A cat cannot stay still and needs general anesthesia to keep it still. ...Read more
Potency: Potency of the medication can be affected by expiration date, sun light or high temperature or infection at the sight of injection, you need to discuss it with the operating physician ...Read more
It depends.: The duration of action of a local anesthetic is related to the choice of the specific medication and its uptake and metabolism. Some local anesthetics last longer than others. The location of the administration and whether or not a vasoconstrictor was added to slow uptake also have impact. A discussion with your doctor about expectations is appropriate. ...Read more
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