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Erections 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
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
You would need: To be more specific than that, it could range from minor reversible problems to serious including death. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
No: Anesthetics and narcotics are used during a general anesthesia and no pain is felt by the patient. ...Read more
Possibly: Ask the surgeon. The bone may need to be sent for testing. ...Read more
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
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
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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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
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
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