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What are the effects of general anesthesia on a fetus?

What are the effects of general anesthesia on a fetus?

Most anesthetics: Effect the fetus similarly to the way they effect the mom. If given prior to delivery, the newborn may be sleepy and require support. Some medications, like benzodiazepines, should be avoided during part of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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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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What are the after effects of having general anesthesia?

What are the after effects of having general anesthesia?

Variable: Depends on the procedure, the length of surgery and the specific response your body has to these drugs. Some people have very little side affects and some will severe adverse reactions. Most people are in the middle with feeling groggy, or slightly nauseous. Many people say its the best rest they've had in a long time... ...Read more

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What side effects does general anesthesia have on a 30 week fetus?

What side effects does general anesthesia have on a 30 week fetus?

Short-lived: General anesthesia that a mother receives passes through her system into the baby's system. However, it goes away quickly too. If the baby were born right away, it might be sleepy or need help with breathing. But assuming that the baby is not born yet, the anesthesia meds will be gone within a few hours. At 30 weeks, all the baby's organs and limbs are formed, so there is no risk of birth defects. ...Read more

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What are the effects of general anesthesia from surgery on a four week fetus?

What are the effects of general anesthesia from surgery on a four week fetus?

Unknown: It is hard totellwhat the effects might be because no one will do a study on pregnant women. In general, it is best to put off any elective surgery and anesthesia until pregnancy is over. If you can't for some reason, the anesthesiologist will select the agents and techniques least likely to cause problems. ...Read more

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What are the major side effects of general anesthesia?

What are the major side effects of general anesthesia?

Many side effects: The side effects are many but fortunately short lived. Probably the most significant is post operative nausea in the immediate period after surgery, this is treatable. Prolonged "grogginess", confusion in the elderly, sleepiness, sore throat (transient) are other side effects. It is important to know that these are typically absent on day two. ...Read more

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Can you tell me side effects of being put under general anesthesia?

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Can you tell me side effects of being put under general anesthesia?

Many (small): Anesthesia complications such as airway complications (dental trauma, sore throat);, pulmonary complications (pneumonia, aspiration of gastric juices), cardiovascular complications (heart attack), neurological complications (nerve injuries, etc;), awake under anesthesia, IV issues, nausea. This risks are low with a heathy patient, they increase with each patient's disease. ...Read more

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How long do the effects of general anesthesia last after the srugery is over?

How long do the effects of general anesthesia last after the srugery is over?

Several hours.: Most patients are awake almost immediately after anesthesia. However, the effects last several hours making the patient's sleepy and groggy. Often patients have no memory of being in recovery room, and this is the lingering effects of the anesthesia. This situation is compounded by the pain medications/narcotics that you will have after the surgery. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are side effects of being put under general anesthesia?

Varied: When we discuss possible side effects we may group them into "more likely", "less likely", and "rare" and personalize the information for the patient's health issues and procedure. Example list: nausea, vomiting, sore throat, tooth damage, inadequate post-op pain relief, allergies or other reaction to medication ranging from minor to severe, heart rhythm problems, urinary retention, etc. ...Read more

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I have an endoscopy this month and am concerned about being "put under". What are the risks/side effects of general anesthesia. I've never had it.

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I have an endoscopy this month and am concerned about being "put under". What are the risks/side effects of general anesthesia. I've never had it.

Quite safe: In the setting of controlled environment, general anesthesia is extremely safe nowadays. Just make sure you go through the screening questions thoroughly with your anesthesiologist, so he/she knows your allergies, medical history, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any long-term side-effects of general anesthesia, such as memory loss or dementia?

Are there any long-term side-effects of general anesthesia, such as memory loss or dementia?

Possible: Very rare but I have seen patients where this has happened - get a consult with aneurologist ...Read more

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Names of typical/common drugs/steroids used for general anesthesia in outpatient sinus surgery? Any risk of cancer side effects or other side effects?

Names of typical/common drugs/steroids used for general anesthesia in outpatient sinus surgery? Any risk of cancer side effects or other side effects?

Anesthesia meds: For a general anesthetic, you may receive intravenous medications such as midazolam, fentanyl, and propofol. You also may receive inhaled medications such as nitrous oxide or sevoflurane (administered with oxygen after you have fallen asleep under general anesthesia). Other medications may include anti-nausea drugs and steroids such as Hydrocortisone or dexamethasone. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia safe?

Is general anesthesia safe?

Yes.: General anesthesia has a long history with literally millions of people getting anesthetics every year. But there are risks. It is obviously riskier in the very young and very old. It is riskier if you have serious medical problems like congestive heart failure or COPD. It is riskier if you are having a very prolonged or complicated surgical procedure. But yes, general anesthesia is safe. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia dangerous?

Is general anesthesia dangerous?

Relative to what: I have done anesthesia for 42000 cases, no deaths, mi, wake ups during surgery for generals, no comas, my most frequent problems =16 broken teeth, 22 inhailing vomit giving 3 pneumonias, two nerve damages. Is that safe? When I started the death rate was 1 per 5000 now it is less than 1 per 200, 000 for healthy patients. Is that safe? Not nearly as safe as the airlines and it should be and can be. ...Read more

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Can you die from general anesthesia?

Very rare: General anesthesia is very commonly used today, with extremely rare complications. Nothing is 100% safe, but this is much, much safer than even 10 years ago. ...Read more

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What drugs are in general anesthesia?

Lots: It usually depends on whether you have any allergies and what kind of surgery your getting. It is usually a cocktail. For general anesthesia, we use about 5 drugs to begin the process. Some are Lidocaine, propofol, versed, fentanyl, various gases, muscle relaxants. ...Read more

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When is general anesthesia necessary?

When is general anesthesia necessary?

Several factors: It depends on the surgical procedure being performed and wether it can be safely performed under regional or local anesthesia as well as patient position and coexisting diseases. ...Read more

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What is it like getting general anesthesia?

Normally: If you're an adult the nurses start an iv, then you may receive versed if anxious. After the versed you might not remember anything except waking up in the recovery room possibly nauseous. Otherwise you will receive Propofol in your IV after the monitors placed, sometimes causing a burning sensation, and a few seconds later you will be asleep and wake up in the recovery room or immediately prior. ...Read more

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In general, how risky is general anesthesia?

Very low risk: In an otherwise healthy patient, general anesthesia is very safe. But just like anything, it is not without risk. Minor risks include nausea and sore throat, which are a relatively common nuisance. Major risks such as heart attack and death are extremely rare. Some very rare anesthetic reactions, such as malignant hyperthermia, tend to run in families, so discuss this with your anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from general anesthesia?

Surgery & Anesthesia: Yes, but though this is rare, the more complicated your surgery the more both the surgeon and the anesthesiologist will review your situation in depth. They may ask for input form your family physician. And, even with all the precautions they can muster there are still some very sad outcomes. ...Read more

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What is it like to be under general anesthesia?

What is it like to be under general anesthesia?

Suspended: Animation! From a patient persepctive, you count down to go out; next thing you know, you are awake and the procedure is over. Speaking from the memory of quadruple bypass 12 years ago. Surgeons insist the absolute taste alteration was from the anesthetic, but it lasted 2 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Sibert
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