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Is nausea after anesthesia 2 weeks postoperative normal?

Is nausea after anesthesia  2 weeks postoperative  normal?

No: You shouldn't be nauseated from an anesthesic 2 weeks after it was administered. Perhaps you are using post op narcotics or have a different medical reason for the nausea. ...Read more

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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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Can passing gas after gallbladder surgery make belly area ache?

Can passing gas after gallbladder surgery make belly area ache?

Not typical: There is nothing in particular that would cause this. Unless you are actively pushing the gas out and thus having pain from your incision sites. ...Read more

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I am experiencing burping of gases post gallbladder surgery removal?

I am experiencing burping of gases post gallbladder surgery removal?

Belching: Postprandial stomach gas buildup can be prevented by avoiding obviously gassy food and drinks, by not eating too fast, by not drinking large quantities of liquids while eating , by not forcing yourself to belch and by taking simethicone 1/2 hour after a meal. When bloated, drinking hot(not too hot) water helps break down gas bubbles allowing them to pass down the intestinal tract. ...Read more

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After having twilight anesthesia is it normal to have horrible diarrhea and feel sick to your stomach even after 8 hours post surgery?

After having twilight anesthesia is it normal to have horrible diarrhea and feel sick to your stomach even after 8 hours post surgery?

No: The post-operative nausea can be explained as a reaction to the anesthesia. However, the diarrhea is not a side effect of the anesthesia. Please call your provider and discuss this issue with them. ...Read more

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I'm having bowel movement within 2 hrs of having meal after staple haemorodictomy. How long will this frequent bowel movement last.

I'm having bowel movement within 2 hrs of having meal after staple haemorodictomy. How long will this frequent bowel movement last.

Bowel movements: We all have a reflex called the gastrocolic reflex that causes us to defecate after a meal, especially a large meal. This is a defense mechanism for the body to rid itself of waste so we could be ready to fight of flee back in the days of old. This is more pronounced in some people and after going through stressors. ...Read more

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How long to breasfeed after general anesthesia, 2 hours surgery?

How long to breasfeed after general anesthesia,  2 hours surgery?

Another thought: Many lactation consultants are now instructing patients that there is no need to pump and dump from one exposure to general anesthesia. The amount that makes it to the milk is extremely small. Personnel preference must be respected however. There is no harm in dumping for 24 hrs. I agree though have a talk with your anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Any ache after wisdom tooth removal via IV sedation?

Any ache after wisdom tooth removal via IV sedation?

Not so: Iv sedation doesn't affect the post op healing. It only provides deeperr anesthesia during the surgery. ...Read more

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Cold and cough days before surgery under general anasthetic?

Cold and cough days before surgery under general anasthetic?

Call your doctor: Call your surgeon and explain what's going on. If you have fever or are coughing up secretions, it might be best to delay surgery. But if this is just a mild cold, it may resolve without any problem. Also depends on the type of surgery you've having. Always best to be in prime health before surgery and anesthesia. ...Read more

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Had 3 hour surgery. What are some post anesthesia problems?

Anesthesia problems: Side effects depend on the type of anesthesia, the length and type of surgery, the age and gender of the patient, and other medical conditions that patients have at the time of surgery. With general anesthesia, people sometimes have nausea, sore throat, hoarse voice and muscle aches. Spinal blocks have a low risk of headache. Nerve blocks have a rare risk of nerve injury or infection. ...Read more

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Help for gas pains after laproscopic hysterectomy?

Help for gas pains after laproscopic hysterectomy?

Walking: NSAID like motrin as well as walking is usually helpful at relieving gas pain after laparoscopic surgery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to rid gas pains after appendectomy?

How to rid gas pains after appendectomy?

A Few Simple Rules: The most common cause of gas pains after abdominal surgery is GI dysfunction secondary to inflammation in the abdomen+/-anesthesia.The best thing to do is to limit narcotic pain medicine, which is known to worsen the gas pains.Also, don't push food until your appetite is normal. Lastly, try and be somewhat active--it's best not to stay in bed all day (for many reasons).I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Is having extreme gas pains after an abortion normal?

Depdends: Not sure how you can tell that the pain you're having is from gas -- but no - extreme abdominal pain after an abortion is not normal. ...Read more

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Could having a bad seizure when i'm waking up after surgery be a reaction to general anesthesia?

Could having a bad seizure when i'm waking up after surgery be a reaction to general anesthesia?

No: Anesthesia is generally protective against seizures. This is somthing else. I might consider talling to a neurologist to see if something else is going on. ...Read more

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Strange feeling in forearm hours after general anesthesia. Is this normal?

Strange feeling in forearm hours after general anesthesia. Is this normal?

Positioning: Unclear what is happening, your discomfort could be related to your surgery, positioning, iv, phlebitis and other causes. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have gas trouble and tiredness after laparoscopic cholecystectomy ? Surgery was 4 days back.

Is it normal to have gas trouble and tiredness after laparoscopic  cholecystectomy ? Surgery was 4 days back.

Yes. : It may take weeks for your digestive system to adjust to "losing" your gallbladder; your gas trouble is likely a manifestation of this adjustment. As far as the lethargy...You just had general anesthesia, which takes days to get out of your system. Lethargy is normal and expected, as well as afternoon naps. Be sure and follow-up with your surgeon, as recommended. ...Read more

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16 wks pregnant.From a week getting mild pains,palpitations in abdomen,freq gas formation,short painful gas discharge, distended,crampy abdomen.Isok?

16 wks pregnant.From a week getting mild pains,palpitations in abdomen,freq gas formation,short painful gas discharge, distended,crampy abdomen.Isok?

Call your OB: Gas, pains,abdominal distension, and 'palpitations in abdomen' at 16 weeks are not normal. They may just be because of something you ate but abnormal symptoms during pregnancy should always be evaluated. Be safe. Call your OB now. ...Read more

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Gas and bloating after embryo transfer is safe?

Gas and bloating after embryo transfer is safe?

Safe: Yes, no need to worry at all. It's probably not related to the et and is safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long after having a colonoscopy does the gas & bloating last?

How long after having a colonoscopy does the gas & bloating last?

It should go away in: No more than one or two days. If it persists go see your doctor for another cause for it. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more