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How Long Does It Take To Recover From A General Anesthetic For Hand Surgery
Depends: The recovery from anesthesia can be anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on what medications are used, how long your surgery is, your age and other medical conditions you may have. Effects from local anesthesia (numbing medicine placed at your surgical site) usually last for 4-24 hours. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Roughly 1mm/day: Peripheral nerves, if cut of severely bruised/crushed, can regrow/regenerate but the rate depends greatly on the age of the patient and the presence of other medical problems. Young, healthy patients typically regenerate ~1mm/day but there is a lot of variability. A lot also depends on the severity of the injury itself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on situation: If surgery was extensive or prolonged, more meds are given during the course of general anesthesia and recovery will take longer. Conditions such as old age or poor function of the liver or kidneys can make medications take longer to wear off. So it's hard to say how long grogginess will last. After a short procedure in a healthy patient, the effects of general anesthesia will wear off quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having bunion surgery shortly & wanting to know if I will be at risk from the general anesthetic as I take dihydrocodeine 30mg 3 times a day?
Post-OP Pain.: As stated earlier, there should be no increase of risk with general anesthesia. The issue that I have experienced is that controlling the post-operative pain may need a little more attention. Your pain threshold after the surgery may be a bit lower and require closer attention to the prescribed pain relievers. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Going for breat lift surgery tomorrow at 12pm. I have to take my birth control pill with a sip of water. Obviously i'm on npo for general anesthetic, can I take my pill at 9am with a sip of water?
Depends: This can depend on the patient or the procedure. Some operations do not require the patient to be asleep for the procedure, while others can be much more involved and will require the patient to be asleep. Talk to your surgeon or your anesthesiologist about your options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have surgery friday and am going to have a general anesthetic. Will I have to reschedule if i'm sick with a cold?
Surgery and a Cold: Possibly. Both your anesthesiologist and surgeon will conduct a focused history of this illness and do a physical exam. They will then assess the risk of undergoing an elective procedure in the face of your current health status. Fever, a productive cough, malaise, reactive/congested airways can increase your risk of complications peri-operatively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
General anesthesia: Most patients are afraid before surgery, often about anesthesia. It is quite normal to have this fear. Okay to talk to the anesthesia provider before or at the preoperative time. General anesthesia is very safe, effective and helpful during your surgery. However, you do have some choices, so discuss with your team. Be well and good luck. ...Read more
Since alcohol is is a depressant, in high enough doses could it be effectively used as a general anesthetic for surgery?
Spinal,epidural, etc: There are several excellent alternatives to general anesthesia. This can easily be done with spinal or epidural anesthesia. It can also be done with a combination of nerve blocks, and the big advantage to this is long-lasting pain relief after surgery. It can last for days in some cases. You can still be lightly sedated if you are worried about listening to what's happening. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the surgery like for breast cancer, will i be put under general anesthetic or just local?
Might: Post op nausea and vomitting can be as high as 40%. Different medications increase risk. 4 big risks are: female, non- smoker, using narcotics post op and having ponv before. Pretreating with antiemetics and altering maintenance drugs can reduce risk by 77%. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
General usually: Surgery for a deviated septum can be relatively simple or complicated and is often combined with other procedures such as treatment of the turbinates or the sinuses for breathing improvement. Also the other nasal cartilages/bone may be shaped to alter the appearance of the nose. Typically general anesthesia is used for comfort, control, and to protect your airway from bleeding. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
When i woke from general anesthetic from spinal surgery i woke with strong period cramps and then bled for 24hrs, 3 weeks early. Not preg. This normal?
Not Much is Known: Or has been researched about this topic, although cytokine levels do increase during periods of surgical stress and these proteins prepare, or "confer receptivity, " of the endometrium (inner uterus lining) for menstruation. Together with the cascade of stress hormones released during surgery, altered period timing either early or late is likely to happen. Great question! and, don't worry! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends what surgery: If its a carpal tunnel or trigger finger release you should only need a few days, some of my patients go back to light work the day after. If it is a fracture you may need more time. Consult with your surgeon to find their specific protocol. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2-3 days: Swelling achieves a maximum at 2-3 days. Make sure you don't over elevate such as over your head and interfere with circulation. A pillow on you r chest or at your side with your fingers pointed up higher than your elbow and of course higher than your heart no matter what your position is helpful. Ice may be used but not if there are circulation issues or problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Some amount of hand swelling after hand surgery is normal. The amount of hand swelling depends on the condition and the treatment needed for the condition. Is important to control the swelling mostly with elevation and keeping the fingers moving. If this fails occupational therapists can help to reduce the swelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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