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General Anesthesia During C Section
Yes: General anesthesia is riskier than spinal or epidural anesthesia for a cesarean. Which is right for you depends on why you are having a c-section and the other medical conditions you have. In some cases, general anesthesia is the safest method. If you are concerned and have time, ask to talk to an anesthesiologist before surgery to go over the specific risks for you. ...Read more
I had an unplanned c-section and was put under general anesthesia. Why couldn't my husband stay in the or?
Varies: First, I trust you and your baby are well. There are several reasons why a partner is not allowed in the or for an "unplanned" cesarean. First, is to provide you- the patient- with undivided attention. Secondly, under general anesthesia, you would not be able to communicate to your partner and that is at times difficult for the visiting husband to take in. It can be summed up in 1 word: safety. ...Read more
Relatively, yes: Once a patient is put to sleep with general anesthesia, the OB surgeon has a finite (short) period of time to remove the baby prior to it being affected by the anesthesia drugs and being delivered in a flaccid state. Epidural anesthesia is "safer" as the patient is awake even though this modality carries some risks as well. ...Read more
Please write strongest pain medication, complete drug plan for post C-section pain. I chose C-section with general anesthesia. I don't want spinal or epidural?
Analgesia: It would not be practical to provide you with rx plan for postop analgaesia without knowing your medical history. You have tied your anesthesiologist's hands by declining spinal/epidural. Both techniques can have opiate adjuvants which diminishes motor blockade whilst maintains sensory blockade. Elective general anesthesia for delivery is dangerous and as an anesthesiologist I wouldn't do that. ...Read more
For extreme nervous patients undergoing a c section, is general anesthesia better or taking a light sedative? Can sedative be given before spinal?
C-section: Safety is a priority and regional anesthesia is safer for c-sections. Patient can be sedated with versed if it is nessasary. General anesthesia is rarely done, mostly for emergencies, for failed regionals or debilitated patients, who can not cooperate. Effects of sedatives can be reversed in newborn in rare situations where it becomes nessasary. ...Read more
I had an unplanned c-section and was put under general anesthesia. Now I have a strong anxiety toward getting pregnant again. How can I get help?
WHY?: Why were you under general anesthesia and what happened that was bad to you as a result? Was there a problem with the baby? Just because it happened once does not mean it will again. I will admit general anesthesia is not typical for a c section. Typically it is an epidural nerve block in the back or a spinal. Speak with your physician. ...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
30/01/2018 morning my anesthesia failed to do spinal/ epidural had to go under general anesthesia for my c- section now my buttocks hurts. Is that normal? The medication for the wound is not working and I’m still in Hospital
Hospital care: It is hard to know what exactly is going on. Since you are in the hospital still you have easy access to the doctors and nurses who are involved in your care. Contact your nurse and discuss your concerns. They can then contact the physician to address your concerns and make any adjustments needed in your pain control and treatment plan ...Read more
My 20wk us showed complete placenta previa, obgyn says it covers by 5cm. Will csection require general anesthesia? Is incision vertical?
If General anesthesia is used for a csection how do they know the patient is actually asleep and not feeling? Do they use an eeg to monitor?
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
What kind of anesthetic will I get for my brow lift? General anesthesia scares me, but I'm also not sure I want to be awake during a brow lift. What are my options? .
Many ;#40;small;#41;: Anesthesia complications such as airway complications ;#40;dental trauma, sore throat;#41;, pulmonary complications ;#40;pneumonia, aspiration of gastric juices;#41;, cardiovascular complications ;#40;heart attack;#41;, neurological complications ;#40;nerve injuries, etc;#41;, awake under anesthesia, IV issues, nausea. This risks are low with a heathy patient, they increase with each patient's disease;#41;. ...Read more
I'm having surgery tomorrow morning with general anesthesia and I vaporize weed concentrates everyday. Will this cause complications during surgery?
You should inform: Your anesthesiologist and surgeon so they can monitor you, and titrate the dose better. ...Read more
Could you explain what happens during knee manipulation under general anesthesia? And does it work? What exactly is done?
Knee manipulation: Generally the surgeon moves the knee through its normal range of motion and through any restrictions while the patient is asleep and not able to resist (due to pain). If there are adhesions or scar tissue - this motion can help increase joint mobility. Post operatively it can be uncomfortable. ...Read more
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Neccessary: Not absolutely and more commonly it is conscious (IV) sedation more than general. You can have it done completely awake and just with local anesthesia (i do a lot of them) or you can sleep through it and remember little to nothing. Most would prefer to sleep but may not want the cost. Ask your dental provider for more details. ...Read more
Can I stop Prozac (fluoxetine) a few days before major surgery? I'm worried that withdrawal may affect general anesthesia or cause problems during the operation.
No reason to stop: It makes sense to keep taking medications that your system is already used to taking. Stopping Prozac (fluoxetine) might increase your anxiety, which isn't helpful when you're facing major surgery. If you need to be on a clear liquid diet prior to surgery, it still should be ok to take your medicines with a sip if water. However, stopping Prozac (fluoxetine) does not affect general anesthesia in any significant way. ...Read more
How will surgeons know if I feel pain or I'm awake during general anesthesia? Is it true I'm more at risk because I'm underweight (7 stone)?
The surgeons might not know, but your anesthesia provider will be most likely aware. We monitor your vital signs as well as potentially brain function to figure out the depth of anesthesia. Being awake during general anesthesia is an extremely uncommon event.
Being underweight should know increase your risk of awareness. ...Read more
I heard that people usually get local anesthetic during an upper GI endoscopy. My sister is 15 and got a general anesthesia. Why?
Some sedation: Most people actually get some form of sedation for an endoscopy. The type used actually does induce light sleep so that the patient is not troubled by the endoscope. This is why some people feel that they had a general anesthetic. If you sister was not willing to have an iv, the anesthesiologist may have had to give her a mask anesthetic to get an IV in. ...Read more
Will the accuracy of mapping of the heart be compromised if general anesthesia is used during mapping for a pediatric atrial ablation?
Sister is 15. She got general anesthesia instead of local anesthetic during an upper GI endoscopy. It was 9 am and she got it through gas and iv. Why?
Sedation: Most if not all patients require some sedation for endoscopies. Usually this is accomplished by medication through an iv. Some patients, usually children, do not want an IV while they are awake, so an anesthesiologist can use gas to sedate the patient and then place an iv. The rest of the sedation will be done via the iv. Local anesthetic alone is not usually effective. ...Read more
Possible: Many variables. Your age at the time, the reason for the anaesthesia, and most importantly the length of the anaesthesia are all factors that may cause long term affects. Also have to consider your vitals during the anaesthesia and especially oxygenation. Overall though anaesthesia is much safer today than ever. ...Read more
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