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If ovulation/conception occurred today, would it be safe to have wisdom tooth removed under general anesthesia two days from now?
It depends: On what is most important to you. If pulling the wisdom tooth can wait, you may want to wait. Miscarriages in early pregnancy are frequent and if you had the wisdom tooth pulled under general anesthesia and you do experience a miscarriage, you may blame it on the anesthesia. ...Read more
Depends on surgery: It's always hard to separate the risks of anesthesia from risks of surgery. Babies have anesthesia every day for procedures like correction of crossed eyes, as my daughter did at that age. She's doing great! If your baby needs surgery, your pediatric anesthesiologist will give the best kind of anesthesia for the surgery. That's why there are doctors who specialize in anesthesia for children. ...Read more
None, most likely: A number of anesthesia medications have a long record of safe use during pregnancy, with no evidence of any kind of harm to the baby. We try not to give general anesthesia during the first 3 months unless it is an emergency. Be sure to tell the anesthesiologist you are pregnant. Depending on the type of surgery, spinal or epidural anesthesia may be a very safe choice. ...Read more
Depends: Anesthesia is avoided in pregnancy. Especially first three months of pregnancy, all elective procedures are avoided, and if needed for life threatening emergencies to save the life of mother is given by highly trained anesthesiologists, who had special knowledge which medication to avoid. ...Read more
Yes, many children: In my developmental/behavioral practice require conscious sedation or anesthesia for teeth-cleaning or repair by a pediodontist in an outpatient surgery center after a medical & family history & pre-op physical clear them for surgery. Chronic decay can lead to pain & infection that can get to other organs thru the bloodstream. Pre-op antibiotics are given to kids with structural heart defects. ...Read more
Can 6 month old baby forget his mom after general anesthesia? If so is it temp. Or permenent? Generally if left a week end will 6 month old forget mom?
Anesthesia: Are you asking if your 6mo old will forget who you are if they have surgery? What do you mean they will be left a weekend? Similar to if you took a weekend vacation and your child stayed with a grandparent, they will not forget who their mom is. Also, you should be able to be with them after they return from the post-operative unit. ...Read more
Healthy children: Don't need any tests. Your child's medical situation should guide any testing. ...Read more
Is it true the doctor told us that if the baby has flu etc. They can't inject general anesthesia cause the baby may not wake up. Is that true? Please I need an answer thank you
There's more to this: There's more to this story, because all use of anesthesia depends on the benefits vs. Risks of using anesthesia. Parents need to understand their whole story (using a translator if needed). If a baby has a cold or flu, and doesn't need a procedure today, he can get the procedure when he is better. On the other hand, if a sick baby breaks a leg in a car wreck, he will get anesthesia to fix his leg. ...Read more
In how many percentage of cases a mother or baby died due to general anesthesia in c section.? In your practise.?
General Anes and OB: General anesthesia is used for urgent delivery and when regional anesthesia (spinal or epidural) is contraindicated. Statistically, general anesthesia is very safe, with severe complications in 1 or of 50, 000 to 1 out of 200, 000 cases. I have been in practice 37 years and have never seen a severe complication from general or regional anesthesia for delivery. ...Read more
A child patient took general anesthesia for filling her teeth, she's still 2 days sleeping but everything's normal what could have happened?
See your doctor:
When you say sleeping a lot- does this mean she is not waking up to eat or drink- if that is the case then you need to take her to your doctor
In some people anesthesia can take a longer time to wear off but she should have been awake and normal prior to leaving the dentist
Staying very sleepy after two days sounds concerning to me ...Read more
Fully unconscious: General anesthesia means you will be completely asleep, unable to respond to commands, unable to feel, hear or remember, and usually will have some kind of breathing device placed in your airway (throat). An anesthesiologist will monitor you closely and give you medications to keep you "asleep" and comfortable, keep you alive while operating on you, and most importantly wake you up! ...Read more
It will begin: With an injection into your vein where you might feel dizzy or as if you had a few drinks but only for a few seconds before becoming unconscious. Then you will wake up, quickly in the operating room if a very short procedure, or in the recovery room. ...Read more
Primarily propofol: There are several IV meds but none have the "complete" profile for propofol as it has many characteristics needed for general anesthesia: amnesia, hypnosis and pain reliever. Despite its notoriety in the past by an androgynous pop star, its very safe in the proper hands of a professional who knows enough to monitor his/her patients diligently. ...Read more
Drowsy at first: Many people are surprised when they wake up, because it feels as though no time has passed at all. They can't believe that their procedure is actually over. You may feel a little groggy, and it's fine to go back to sleep. Mild nausea and a little pain from the surgery are also common. Ask your nurse for medicine to relieve nausea or pain. You'll feel more normal over the first hour or two. ...Read more
Very Few Know: With modern anesthetics we try and shut down the memory of the patient before they go to the or. Once they can't remember what happened, it is very hard to find out what they felt as they went to sleep. Without sedatives the very medication that is used to put people to sleep blocks memory formation, so we have the same problem. Same with waking up. Patients come to in the pacu after the op. ...Read more
Very Few Know: With modern anesthetics we try and shut down the memory of the patient before they go to the or. Once they can't remember what happened, it is very hard to find out what they felt as they went to sleep. Without sedatives the very medication that is used to put people to sleep blocks memory formation, so we have the same problem. Some patient s have said that anesthesia is the best sleep. ...Read more
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 remember anything that happens. ...Read more
Depends on surgery: The need for general anesthesia is usually based on the type of surgery. For minor surgery, local anesthesia with sedation may be sufficient. For babies and small children who don't tolerate needles, GA may be necessary because they can't hold still or follow command. Otherwise, the surgery is the most important factor in determining the best type of anesthesia: GA, nerve block, spinal, epidural ...Read more
Very little risk: I tell all my healthy patients undergoing general anesthesia that it is without a doubt safer than driving home! For a healthy individual, general anesthesia is extremely safe. The risks of anesthesia for a healthy patient are mostly related to nausea/vomiting and oral trauma (cut lip, dental damage, etc.). Rarely, an otherwise healthy patient can have an allergic reaction to one of the drugs. ...Read more
General anesthesia: General is a category. When you are in general anesthesia, you are assisted with breathing maintenance. Conscious anesthesia is a lighter form. ...Read more
It depends: Excision of a cyst it can be done with many different anesthetics. The type of the anesthetic depends on patient's preference, surgeon's preference and anesthesia needed for the the cyst. Unless you are more specific, a clear answer is not possible. For example, a 1 cm cyst requires different anesthesia than a 10 cm cyst. ...Read more
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