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Can a dnr apply during surgery?

Can a dnr apply during surgery?

Difficult question: Do not resuscitate orders may often be discontinued during surgery, especially if it is a major surgery under general anesthesia. However, this is a very complex issue and involves the patient wishes, family input, and the surgeon and anesthesiologist input as to the risks and needs of the surgery. This often requires detailed discussion with all the above family and physician members. ...Read more

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How common is it or rare to have a stroke during surgery?

How common is it or rare to have a stroke during surgery?

It is rare: Unless it is cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass. If you have peripheral vascular disease or audible bruit of your carotid artery, you should get a duplex ultrasound to assess possibility of a plaque. If you don't have this, chances of a stroke during surgery and general anesthesia is low. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about anethesia gone wrong during surgery?

Can you tell me about anethesia gone wrong during surgery?

You would need: To be more specific than that, it could range from minor reversible problems to serious including death. ...Read more

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When is a catheter necessary (during surgery) and when not please?

When is a catheter necessary (during surgery) and when not please?

Sometimes: Urinary catheters are needed for long procedures or ones that anticipate blood loss. Otherwise the bladder could become over distended. We also place them if we want to monitor urine output or watch for signs of blood in the urine when working close to the urinary tract. On average though we have cut way back on catheter use in the past 5 years as we know it reduces urinary infections. ...Read more

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Wondering what drug is used by the surgical technologist during surgery?

Wondering what drug is used by the surgical technologist during surgery?

No drug with MD okay: All drugs administered during surgery must be ordered by a physician, either the anesthesiologist or the surgeon. Surgical technologists are generally assistants in the or acting as scrub nurses or surgical assistants, depending on the institutional definition. Neither give drugs per se. If you have specific instances, you need to provide more details. ...Read more

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Why during surgery people don't bleed the same way they do when they are stabbed or wounded?

Why during surgery people don't bleed the same way they do when they are stabbed or wounded?

They do: Surgery is a controlled slash wound to the abdomen when doing open surgery. If a stab wound involves major blood vessels, they can bleed profusely-known as audible bleeding. Any controlled situation is going to bleed less than an uncontrolled one, like random stab wounds. ...Read more

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How do u get diverticulitis, how do u know if u need surgery to cure it? What happens during surgery, how does it cure it?

How do u get diverticulitis, how do u know if u need surgery to cure it? What happens during surgery, how does it cure it?

Infection: Small out-pouches form on the outside of the colon, most often in the left lower abdomen. Infection of these pouches is diverticulitis. Prevent by eating high fiber foods, avoid junk foods, avoid constipation, drink plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements such as metamucil. Surgery to remove part of the colon is only for multiple episodes of recurrent infections, colon stricturing, bleeding. ...Read more

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My BP during surgery was 167/110 and after 2-3 hours post op, only dropped to 154/90 with meds. No history of high BP. I'm a22 y/o F. Is this normal?

My BP during surgery was 167/110 and after 2-3 hours post op, only dropped to 154/90 with meds. No history of high BP. I'm a22 y/o F. Is this normal?

NO: On 22 yr old or at any age elevated blood pressure is not normal. Most likely you have unrecognized hypertension, require work up need to be take care to prevent complications from it, seek your doctors help. ...Read more

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What happens during surgery for a fractured leg?

What happens during surgery for a fractured leg?

Fractured leg: The treatment for a fracture leg depends on the location of the fracture and the displacement of the fractured fragments. A simple nondisplaced fracture can be treated in a cast and more complicated fracture may require a rod insertion or plates and screws. ...Read more

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Could I wake up during surgery?

Could I wake up during surgery?

Rarely: This is an extremely rare event but it is described. Best to talk to anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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What is in an IV during surgery?

What is in an IV during surgery?

Many things. ..: But basic IV fluids are usually saline water, sometimes with added electrolytes or sugar. There are many different medications that are also administered via your IV, to help put you to sleep, to treat pain, to control your blood pressure or heart rate, etc. If you are worried talk to your surgeon or anesthesiologist before your surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does anyone ever wake up during surgery?

Does anyone ever wake up during surgery?

Very rare: There are very rare reports of a patient experiencing some form of awareness during general anesthesia, but it is very rare. There are bis monitors that can be used to measure brain waves during surgery, to confirm that the patient is asleep during the anesthesia. ...Read more

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What exactly is in an IV during surgery?

Salt and water: Most IV fluids have a salt solution in them, sugar (for energy) can be added as well as medications. ...Read more

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How could I make sure I won't be awake during surgery?

How could I make sure I won't be awake during surgery?

Speak with: Your surgeon or anesthesiologist. If it is general anesthesia, you will be asleep. If you have epidural, spinal, or regional anesthesia, you might be a little awake, but even then they will give you enough sedation or amnestics so you won't remember much if anything. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you wake up during surgery?

Could you tell me what happens if you wake up during surgery?

Low chance: The anesthesiologist monitors the patient during the surgery. Several monitors are used to be sure the patient remains asleep during the surgery. Additional medications are given as needed and anesthetic gasses are inhaled throughout the surgery. Sometimes even a brain wave monitor may be used to watch that the patient remains asleep. ...Read more

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Please answer! What would happen if you woke up during surgery?

Not supposed: To happen. Unfortunately there were some reported cases, which never should happened. Due to this reason the anesthesiologist when completely paralyzed twill be very careful, will watch very closely eye moments, pulse rate BP etc, will make sure completely under and not feeling any pain. If you are under going any procedure speak to the doctor, will alleviate your fear. ...Read more

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Someone told me that it is possibly to be awake during surgery?

Yes: Depends on operation, surgeon, patient.

Local anesthesia, regional anesthesia, blocks, epidurals, spinal are all useful and effective techniques. ...Read more

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Is it common to feel the pain during surgery when you are under?

Is it common to feel the pain during surgery when you are under?

No: Anesthetics and narcotics are used during a general anesthesia and no pain is felt by the patient. ...Read more

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Could IV sedation work well during surgery?

Yes, very well: Depending on the procedure and the patient. ...Read more

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Could you have charlie horses during surgery?

Yes: However if you are unconscious you would not know. ...Read more

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What point during surgery is a pelvic wash done?

What point during surgery is a pelvic wash done?

Clarify question: I am not clear on your question. If you are referring to washing out the abdominal cavity/pelvic cavity it would usually occur at the end of the surgery. If there was a lot of contamination then it would occur at the beginning. Please clarify your question and re-ask. ...Read more

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During what point during surgery is a pelvic wash done?

During what point during surgery is a pelvic wash done?

P W C: Pelvic washing cytology is a useful tool, (pelvic wash) for gynecological and non gynecological diseases, for both benign and malignant diseases and for staging before the procedure is contemplated irrigated fluid is collected, cells are collected & analyzed, if tumor cells are found staging will change. It also helps for correct therapy. ...Read more

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What will the doctors do during surgery to fix my hydrocele?

What will the doctors do during surgery to fix my hydrocele?

See below: During repair of a hydrocele, the scotum is incised and the hydrocele sac incised. All the hydrocele fluid is evacuated. The sac is then turned inside out and sutured to itself behind the cord structures so that fluid does not reacuumulate. The incision is then closed in multiple layers with absorbable suture material.
There are variants of this procedure as well. ...Read more

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How common is death after gallbladder surgery or during surgery?

How common is death after gallbladder surgery or during surgery?

Very rare: Complications from cholecystectomy include wound infection, bleeding/hematoma, bile duct injury with bile leak and intra-abdominal abscess. Late complications include retained gallbladder stones, bile duct stricture and incisional hernia. Death is very rare, and is mostly related to overall physical condition of the patient (e.g. Other medical problems and whether surgery was an emergency). ...Read more

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How common is it for Propofol to cause complications during surgery?

How common is it for Propofol to cause complications during surgery?

Recommended: Propofol is routinely used for oral surgery and is also used in critically ill patients. Propofol has been shown in clinical studies to be a safe agent. ...Read more

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If a nerve was cut during surgery will mobic (meloxicam) work for the pain?

If a nerve was cut during surgery will mobic (meloxicam) work for the pain?

Mobic (meloxicam) can be helpful: Acute nerve injuries do benefit from Meloxicam (mobic). If the injury was recent, taking Mobic (meloxicam) for 2 to 4 weeks can help with the pain. ...Read more

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I'm reading on propofol and it being safe to use during surgery, is this true?

In appropriate place: Propofol is an extremely fast acting drug that is commonly used today. It requires full monitoring by a highly trained anesthesia professional. Under those circumstances it is a very valuable asset in the range of options for patient management. The problems with michael jackson were the lack of monitoring and the inappropriate use. ...Read more

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How is a displaced meniscus root fixed? What do they do during surgery? Please explain

How is a displaced meniscus root fixed? What do they do during surgery? Please explain

Suture the meniscus: The meniscal root is important in maintaining the function of the meniscus. It is generally fixed by suturing the meniscus to the capsule or bone. This is accomplished arthroscopically. ...Read more