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Is it normal right before you get knocked out by general anesthesia to feel like you cant get any oxygen and to have a heavy chest? Through the mask?

Is it normal right before you get knocked out by general anesthesia to feel like you cant get any oxygen and to have a heavy chest? Through the mask?

Most likely normal: Before giving general anesthesia is standard procedure to provide with the Mask 100% O2, for about 5 to 7 minutes, depending of your lungs health, to replace the air contained on your lungs, and increase the O2 reserve in case an emergency situation happens during intubation or airway manipulation. Chest tightness just before starting anesthesia is mot likely due to anxiety, narcotic or asthma ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Is anesthesia required to remove fluid from lungs?

Thoracentesis: Is one way to remove accumulated fluid from inside the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs. Local anesthesia, injected painlessly on the skin surface, is required to assure comfort during the procedure. If you are referring to fluid accumulation inside the lungs, as happens in heart failure, then drugs given systemically can "mobilize" fluid to be eliminated by the kidneys.. ...Read more

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Is there a procedure that can remove the fluid around my lungs without requiring general anesthesia?

Is there a procedure that can remove the fluid around my lungs without requiring general anesthesia?

Yes: Thoracentesis, as it is known, involves placing a needle into "pleural space" under local anesthesia and with drawing fluid by a syringe or allowing passive drainage. Certain 'rapidly accumulating" effusions may require hospitalization and placement of a chest tube. ...Read more

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How to deal with fluid in the lungs due to being intubated from general anesthesia? Lungs are raspy (weren't before I went under)

How to deal with fluid in the lungs due to being intubated from general anesthesia? Lungs are raspy (weren't before I went under)

Fluid in lungs?: Fluid in the lungs happened immediately after general anesthesia usually indicates aspiration or pulmonary edema. But I suspect you did not have these conditions. Raspy breathing maybe the result of intubation and it will resolved. If you condition persisted maybe it is worthwhile to check with your doc ...Read more

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Yesterday I had colonoscopy with anesthesia (passed out for the whole procedure) and today my lungs hurt. Why, what's the connection?

Yesterday I had colonoscopy with anesthesia (passed out for the whole procedure) and today my lungs hurt. Why, what's the connection?

R/O COMPLICATION: Often times Propofol is used for anesthesia it is very potent. Rarely when you are recovery from anesthesia, fluid may get into the lungs. This is referred as aspiration. I recommend following up with your GI doctor. If symptoms worsen acutely or fever develops, get immediate evaluation and X-ray to rule out aspiration Pneumonia. ...Read more

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Doctors gave her anesthesia for a small injury and during operation. They didnot put the oxygen tube in her lungs. She became senseless for 1, 1/2 month.

Doctors gave her anesthesia for a small injury and during operation. They didnot put the oxygen tube in her lungs. She became senseless for 1, 1/2 month.

Hypoxia for 1.5 hrs: I'm not sure exactly what your question is but from what you report the person undergoing the operation was deprived of oxygen for quite awhile. If there was any type of monitoring that should have been readily picked up. Usually after the brain is deprived of oxygen for 5 minutes permanent damage begins. ...Read more

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M31, after inguinal hernia surgery in gen. Anesthesia I felt difficulties in breathing n vomited several times. Do I have lung disease?

M31, after inguinal hernia surgery in gen. Anesthesia I felt difficulties in breathing n vomited several times. Do I have lung disease?

Not necessarily: Most likely due to temporary reaction of anesthetic medications which may take few hours to clear from your body. Speak to your doctor if you have ' lung disease ' will tell you. ...Read more

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Day after receiving general anesthesia 4 colonoscopy, sore throat, nurse said I had raspy lungs before I left. Hurts to take deep breath. Feel Fluid?

Day after receiving general anesthesia 4 colonoscopy, sore throat, nurse said I had raspy lungs before I left. Hurts to take deep breath. Feel Fluid?

Could be normal: Are you sure you had General Anesthesia? It's very unusual for colonoscopy. However you did have tube in your mouth breathing that's good cause sore throat. If you're a smoker sometimes it's normal to caugh as you wake up. In most patient this resolves in 2 to 3 days. If you have difficulty breathing, have fever, or coughing up yellow and green stuff you should talk to your doctor ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a port that gets implanted into the chest of a patient before undergoing chemotherapy? General anesthesia and?

Can you tell me about a port that gets implanted into the chest of a patient before undergoing chemotherapy? General anesthesia and?

Access Vein: Implanted port is to access vein for chemotherapy and not to use peripheral vein freouently especially in pediatrics because start iv, is very difficult in children because the vein are very small. ...Read more

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Should I call my doc? I have minor -moderate squeezing chest pain 47 hours after ugd and receiving general anesthesia.

Should I call my doc? I have minor -moderate squeezing chest pain 47 hours after ugd and receiving general anesthesia.

Yes: This is probably spasm and will relieve itself, but you should just check in with your provider to make sure. ...Read more

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I have 3 hives on forehead, swollen gland, a heavy feeling in my chest with some coughing. 9 days after surgery. Could it be allergy from anesthesia?

I have 3 hives on forehead, swollen gland, a heavy feeling in my chest with some coughing. 9 days after surgery. Could it be allergy from anesthesia?

Probably not: I would think the hives are more likely due to either an antibiotic you received or are still on, an infection from the operation or something all together different. I recommend you see your surgeon. An allergist could also help. ...Read more

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My fear is I have these chest pain issues and my EKG was normal so doctor says ok to have shoulder surgery. Concerns me...can I die from anesthesia?

Need info: What are the circumstances of the pain at exercise? With stress etc if so get a stress test to be sure. Tell your concerns to your doctor why he believes the pain to be not cardiac. The risk of dying under anesthesia is low you also can see if the anesthesiologists offer a shoulder block. You are awake lightly sedated but no pain. This may give you more emotional comfort ...Read more

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How do you get anesthesia out of your system after surgery?

How do you get anesthesia out of your system after surgery?

Anesth: Your body will eliminate the anesthesia. There is nothing that you need to do further. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to get general anesthesia?

Is it dangerous to get general anesthesia?

No it is very safe: The risk of general anesthesia (ga) is less than that of driving to the hospital to have the operation. Ga is thought to have a risk of death of one in 350, 000 cases or more. Advances in monitoring, medical training, drugs and support have greatley decreased the risk. The main concerns after ga are usually nausea and vomiting post operatively. ...Read more

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Will I get general anesthesia for hysterectomy?

Will I get general anesthesia for hysterectomy?

Probably,: Some gynecologists don't like their patients to be awake during the surgery but you can be sedated also. But you can have a major regional anesthesia such as an epidural, which will provide pain relief in the recovery room and can be extended to your room after the surgery ...Read more

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If I get frequent headaches, an I get anesthesia?

Yes: Please discuss your specific case with your anesthesiologist so that together you can choose the right treatment for you. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to get anesthesia for a 17 month old?

No: There are risks with everything we do. So first you have to ask, what are doing to this 17 month old that is so important that we need an anesthetic. Discuss your concerns with the anesthesiologist and see if there are alternatives you can use. Once you make a decision to use anesthesia, make sure you talk to the anesthesiologist who is going to do the case. ...Read more

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What can happen if you get too much anesthesia during surgery?

Either the l: Anesthesiologist will give medications to counter act the impact of the meds, like age ta to increase the blood pressure, or you will be kept asleep longer after the surgery to let the medications wear off. This usually does not happen. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get a spinal or just go under general anesthesia?

Depends: There are some operations that can be done under spinal anesthesia, there are others that need a full general. Talk to your surgeon and your anesthesiologist before the operation to get the full picture. ...Read more

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I've decided to get circumcised no matter, how painful is it even with anesthesia?

I've decided to get circumcised no matter, how painful is it even with anesthesia?

No pain during opera: You should have no pain during surgery. There will likely be some pain after surgery that is usually easily controlled with medications. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sleeping meds to get out of your system? How long does it take anesthesia had to get out of your system.

How long does it take for sleeping meds to get out of your system? How long does it take anesthesia had to get out of your system.

Depends: Many factors affect how quickly meds will leave your system. With both anesthesia and sleeping medications there are a variety of types and mechanisms. Poor functioning liver or kidneys and increased weight may slow down how fast these meds leave the body. Typically within 24 hours, most meds will be below a level to have any affect in most people. ...Read more

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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