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General Anaesthetic Recovery Back To Normal
I stopped breathing before I fell asleep when I was given general anaesthetic, when I was a child, is this normal?
Yes: The anesthesiologist was, no doubt, carefully monitoring your respirations - that's what they do! And would have or did assist your breathing had it been necessary. Anesthetics often suppress breathing so it's neither rare nor unexpected. Remember, you can suspend breathing for several minutes, especially at rest, without irreversible damage. ...Read more
9 days ago I had an operation under general anaesthetic. I was due my period 3 days ago and am usually regular/early. Is this normal after an op?
Yesterday I had a endoscopy under general anaesthetic I ate yesterday however I'm scared to eat a bit incase I vomit when will I be able to eat normal?
When to eat?: Your doc or his nurse should have given you instructions on when to eat. The main principle is that once you are passing stool go for it! ...Read more
I had warts and skin tags removed yesterday under general anaesthetic. I am feeling dizzy and nauseous today. Is this normal and can I take nausea med?
All 4 wisdom teeth removed today under general anaesthetic. Bottom lip, chin & right side of tongue numb. Op finished at 9.30am. How long till normal?
Some time....: Dr. Luedecke and dr. Davantzis gave you great answers. "normal" referring to numbness gone or back to normal as before you had the teeth removed? Everything is highly dependent upon the extent of your surgery, the amount of bone removed, the specific anesthesia, your tendency to swell, your recuperative powers, the skill of your surgeon, etc. Hopefully you will heal quickly. ...Read more
I had 4 wisdom teeth out under general anaesthetic a week ago. My teeth are ok but my throat is still very sore. Is this normal/how can I fix this?
I had a operation yesterday on my ears & had a general anaesthetic, now I have a sore throat and have coughed a little blood up, is it normal?
GA: Nitrous Oxide was discovered by Joseph Priestly in 1772. But, it was Humphry Davy who discovered that inhaling it inhibited pain. There were nitrous 'parties' and 'exhibitions' where people would inhale it and do stupid and sometimes painful things. In 1840, a dentist (Horace Wells) used it to deaden pain while pulling molars. The combination of the nitrous gas and opium made a reasonable GA. ...Read more
General anesthesia involves causing a loss of consciousness through the use of a combination of medications. Some of these medications are given through an IV and some are gases. In most cases, a breathing tube will be used (or other special breathing device).
If you have more specific questions, please submit another question.
http://hubpages. Com/hub/Insiders-Guide-to-General-Anesthesia ...Read more
General anesthetics: General anesthesia can be obtained through volatile anesthetics and intravenous anesthetics. Overall, these medications are quite safe but they do impact many organ systems throughout the body. They depress consciousness, typically lower blood pressure and blood flow, and in some instances may interfere with normal kidney function. ...Read more
General Anesthesia: A more appropriate way to approach this issue is to think about 1) the induction of general anesthesia and, 2) the maintenance of general anesthesia. Most general anesthetics are induced (started) with intravenous agents and then maintained with inhaled anesthetic gases. However, general anesthetics can be mask (gas) inductions and certainly general anesthetics can be maintained with IV agents. ...Read more
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No: Avoid any smoking prior to an anesthestic. ...Read more
If had general anaesthetic before does this mean I can safely have it again without allergic reactions?
Anesthetic Allergy: A reaction to general anesthesia can be one of several different medical conditions. True allergies, such as the kind most people talk about, a reaction related to a genetic abnormalities or an ongoing diseases that limit your tolerance to anesthesia. If neither you nor your blood relatives have had a reaction before, you should be safe. If you are very ill the type and amount may be limited. ...Read more
Getting so terrified about general anaesthetic procedure on monday! Don't think i'll wake up. Needs to be done though. Help?
Anethesia: This is a common fear. We now have monitors and much safer drugs for general anesthesia. Relate your fears to your anesthesiologist. They usually do a nice job of helping set your mind at ease. They may also be able to offer you a pre op sedative to relieve some of your anxiety. ...Read more
I have trigeminy and am wondering whether that would be an issue for having general anaesthetic for gastric bypass?
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The best advice is probably to discuss your concerns in detail with your anesthesiologist. The vast majority of anesthetics are extremely safe and have no significant adverse reactions.
There are a variety of mechanisms which have been described as having some value reducing anxiety including relaxation tapes and meditation. ...Read more
A good anesthesiologist will give a 70 year old man a great chance of survival.
This age range is common for anesthesiologists now a days. ...Read more
Why are you not supposed to eat or drink anything for 6 hours prior to having a general anaesthetic?
During anesthesia you might regurgitate stomach contents. Since the airway reflexes are also anesthetized, this might enter the trachea and lungs where it can cause pneumonia.
It is safest to avoid oral intake, however the anesthesiologist can take precautions when surgery is necessary in a shorter time frame. ...Read more
Got general anaesthetic end of week, I smoke, been told smoking can cause problems with the anaesthetic. I cant stop by the end of the week!
Smoking: Even stopping for 48 hours will help your body detoxify by eliminating carbon monoxide in your system. If you have smoked for many years, the comment made to you can also mean that you have significant lung damage (COPD- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) which puts you at higher risk for the surgery and afterward. Ask the anesthesiologist to explain the issues. ...Read more
Being asleep: A general anesthetic is similar to falling asleep. Once anesthesia is induced, the patient is no longer aware of what is happening in his/her environment. The body responds physiologically as it normally would. The anesthesia provider is there to monitor and control those reponses. Once the patient is awake again he/she will drowsy and tired for a while. ...Read more
No,: You don't always need an endotracheal tube, an LMA can be used, or a mask for shorter procedures. ...Read more
I have had a general anaesthetic this morning for an operation at 8am. I have nausea and it is still persisting. Should I be concerned?
Yes: Your anesthesiologist will appreciate it!Get a more detailed answer ›
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