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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


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Dont 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!

Dont 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

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I have low blood pressure and heart palpitations. Wondering if correcting only the tip re: rhinoplasty could be done w/ local anesthesia.

I have low blood pressure and heart palpitations. Wondering if correcting only the tip re: rhinoplasty could be done w/ local anesthesia.

It should be: possible to safely obtain the surgery you request either with local, twilight or general anesthesia. If the anesthesiologist is concerned, a preoperative cardiac evaluation could be obtained easily and confirmation of your normal heart obtained. ...Read more

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General or local anesthesia. Which is better?

General or local anesthesia. Which is better?

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

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What is the definition or description of: local anesthesia?

See below: A local anesthetic is a drug that acts to deaden the nerves in the area that it is injected into. ...Read more

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Local anesthesia can be taken for hystersalpingogram?

Local anesthesia can be taken for hystersalpingogram?

No,: the procedure itself is somewhat similar to a speculum pelvic exam, then a catheter is placed through the cervix, and contrast injected. There is no opportunity for local anesthesia. ...Read more

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What effect will street drugs have on local anesthesia?

What effect will street drugs have on local anesthesia?

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

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How is general anesthesia different from local anesthesia?

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

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Can a mentoplasty procedure be done by using local anesthesia?

Can a mentoplasty procedure be done by using local anesthesia?

Depends...: On what kind of mentoplasty you are talking about. Chin implants can be inserted with good local anesthesia and light sedation (in the right kind of patient.) if you are talking about a genioplasty (where the bone of the chin is cut and moved), this requires a general anesthetic. ...Read more

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What is more expensive: general anesthesia or local anesthesia?

See below: Probably the general anesthetic would be more expensive, but it depends on where it is done. In an operating room you would also be paying the hospital charges for the or, as well as the nurses. The cost of the actual anesthetic would be on top of this. ...Read more

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How do doctors decide whether to use general or local anesthesia?

How do doctors decide whether to use general or local anesthesia?

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

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Partially erupted wisdom and local anesthesia. What can I expect?

Partially erupted wisdom and local anesthesia. What can I expect?

Sedation: In most cases you will receive some form of sedation as well as the local anesthetic. Having had my wisdom teeth removed i can tell you i received valium and some narcotic. Though not under general anesthesia I have no recall of the procedure. ...Read more

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Should there be pain in spine after a local anesthesia block there?

Should there be pain in spine after a local anesthesia block there?

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

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Is it inappropriate to circumcise a baby boy without local anesthesia?

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

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I am going for an abortion and am getting local anesthesia, does it hurt?

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

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I am having a procedure done without local anesthesia, should I be concerned?

Local anesthetic: Not at all, the term local anesthesia can include moderate sedation, many procedures are done under local anesthesia, it also depends on your personality type. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between local anesthesia & topical anesthesia for delivery?

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

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Local Anesthesia (Definition)

A local anesthetic is a drug that acts to deaden the nerves in the area that ...Read more