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I'm going into hospital and im being put to sleep by anesthetic being injected into my IV does it hurt?

I'm going into hospital and im being put to sleep by anesthetic being injected into my IV does it hurt?

Very little: Any intravenous medication can sting or burn a little as it is administered, particularly one of the main IV anesthetics called Propofol which does burn a little. However, most patients are given some sedative medication prior to proceeding to the operating room to make the experience more tolerable, and may patients don't even remember receiving the IV medication to put them to sleep. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Anesthetic (Definition)

Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation ...Read more


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Can I be put to sleep for a c section? Last time I had one it was an emergency and it hurt a lot with lots of pressure.

Can I be put to sleep for a c section? Last time I had one it was an emergency and it hurt a lot with lots of pressure.

Anesthesia: It is usually better to get a good spinal for the C-section and actually they can put in Duramorph (morphine) in the spinal to give 18-24 hours of pain relief. You can get a general, but your baby will go to sleep as you do. Theses babies require more vigorous resuscitation after birth then spinal anesthesia c sections. Don't forget too that they can give you a light general or sedation after the baby too ...Read more

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Going for a colonoscopy tomorrow. I'm being put to sleep. I am scared I won't wake up, what should I do?

Going for a colonoscopy tomorrow. I'm being put to sleep. I am scared I won't wake up, what should I do?

Let go: It is sleep like that induced by too much alcohol or deliberately brought on by a sleeping pill only you will be watched carefully by a doctor during the whole time and you will be woken up to go home when it is done. Colonoscopy can get uncomfortable since air is used to separate the walls of bowel so the inside surface can be carefully examined. The worst part is the preparation the day before. ...Read more

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I'm having a Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy next week and being put to sleep. How safe are the procedures? I've never had anesthesia

I'm having a Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy next week and being put to sleep. How safe are the procedures? I've never had anesthesia

Very safe: In the hands of a competent anesthesia provider. These procedures are performed thousands of times every single day. Be well and good luck. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having a endoscopy what will happen will I be put to sleep?

What do you advise if I'm having a endoscopy what will happen will I be put to sleep?

Yes: Usually the doctor will put you to sleep. with anesthesia you won't feel pain, and should not remember anything about the procedure (it obviously depends on the type of anesthetic and the dose used) ...Read more

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Can a 14 year old boy be put to sleep by a mask and not an IV for an operation?

Can a 14 year old boy be put to sleep by a mask and not an IV for an operation?

See below: Mask induction is not the preferred method of induction for anyone. That being said we tend to do it fairly frequently. With a cooperative patient the procedure is fairly simple. Talk to your anesthesiologist and see what they say. ...Read more

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What to do if I am going to let them work on my teeth without being put to sleep. So would they?

What to do if I am going to let them work on my teeth without being put to sleep. So would they?

Nothing: Very few people need to be put to sleep for dental work. If you trust your dentist, then u should have nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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How much would a limb reconstruction cost? I'm about 5'6/5'7, I want to take a good three inches off. And! Would I be put to sleep? Healing pain?

How much would a limb reconstruction cost? I'm about 5'6/5'7, I want to take a good three inches off. And! Would I be put to sleep? Healing pain?

You must be kidding!: They would would only do this without anesthesia in Syria if you insult the Prophet!! You might want to move in with a lot of Swedes and decide your height is just fine. ...Read more

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Need guide to how to put to sleep a baby?

Need guide to how to put to sleep a baby?

Look here: Http://www. Askdrsears. Com/? q=topics/fussy-baby/31-ways-get-your-baby-sleep-and-stay-asleep.

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Scared of being put to sleep and not waking up?

Phobia: Very common fear. Might want to see a therapist to work with u on cognitive behavior therapy to alleviate fears & build on confidence. ...Read more

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What is it like to be put to sleep under general anethesia?

What is it like to be put to sleep under general anethesia?

Drifting off: Then you forget everything. It is like a deep dreamless sleep. ...Read more

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So, what is it like to be put to sleep with general anethesia?

Drifting off: Then you forget everything. It is like a deep dreamless sleep. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to be put to sleep for surgery?

What exactly does it feel like to be put to sleep for surgery?

Had it only once...: It was very relaxing and I have no further recollection. Neither will you! ...Read more

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Will I be put to sleep during c section?

Usually not: Risks of a general anesthesia for both mom and unborn child can be problematic when compaired to a spinal or epidural anesthetic. Be sure to talk to your OB and can also have a consult with anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist to discuss these issues/concerns. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain if you get put to sleep for a biopsy?

Can any doc explain if you get put to sleep for a biopsy?

Anesthetic: The answer to this is basically, "it depends." On where the biopsy is coming from, on what type of biopsy, what localization is being done (CT, EUS, etc.) and what your age and clinical conditions are. Fine Needle biopsies often need no anesthesia, some bx need local pain control, and others require general anesthesia (put to sleep.) ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a panic attack when being put to sleep?

Is it possible to get a panic attack when being put to sleep?

Possibly: Especially if you feel claustrophobic with a mask in place or if you feel you are not in control of situation. ...Read more

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Can you say embarassing when being put to sleep at a dentist's office?

Can you say embarassing when being put to sleep at a dentist's office?

Not, if needed: Some patients are very dental phobic. It's not any fault of their own that they're this way. Some patients require inhalational, conscious, oral, intravenous, and some even general sedation in order to have their dental work done. I don't think that's anything to be embarrassed about. That's just the way it is for some folks. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine do you get during a csection? Can you be put to sleep?

What kind of medicine do you get during a csection? Can you be put to sleep?

Several options: You can be put to sleep, but that is not the ideal option for your baby becasue those medications can get through to the baby and make him (or her) drowsy/sleepy when they are born, making it a bit harder for them to transition to life outside the womb. Ideal is a spinal where they numb you via your spnal cord, numbing the nerves down there much like a dentist uses to numb your mouth. Congrats! ...Read more

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I was wondering is a person put to sleep when getting a flexible sigmoidoscopy?

I was wondering is a person put to sleep when getting a flexible sigmoidoscopy?

Not usually: As this is an office based procedure most often and doesn't require sedation in most cases and minimal bowel prep compared to colonoscopy; however it only exams the last 1/3 of your colon. ...Read more

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Can you request to be put to sleep so as to not feel the pain during dental work?

Can you request to be put to sleep so as to not feel the pain during dental work?

Sleep dentistry: Yes, you can be 'put to sleep' for your dental treatment. There are dental offices that offer sedation dentistry. It is not offered in most practices. You must inquire about it ahead if time. ...Read more

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What is it like to be put to sleep under general? Haven't had it since ether for tonsils!

What is it like to be put to sleep under general? Haven't had it since ether for tonsils!

Restful and quick: General anesthesia is a brief and quick experience for rhe anesthetized individual. I have heard patients describe it as "fleeting". Nevertheless, it is scary on many levels. ...Read more

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What happens if I was put to sleep for my first csection will I need to be put to sleep again?

What happens if I was put to sleep for my first csection will I need to be put to sleep again?

Circumstances: Usually c/sections are performed under regional analgesia, which is epidural or spinal analgesia. If there were extraordinary circumstances that required intubation during a c/section, intubation during a subsequent c/section will only be required, if circumstances are the same (for example, problems with the spine that preclude regional analgesia). ...Read more

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When getting a nerve block for Fulkerson osteotomy, can you be put to sleep before the nerve block is given?

When getting a nerve block for Fulkerson osteotomy, can you be put to sleep before the nerve block is given?

Discretion of doctor: It is at the discretion of the performing doctor. Anxiety can be abated with preprocedure versed. I personally would like to have my patient awake if I was going to use an ultrasound and nerve stimulator. ...Read more

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I am nervous about getting my prostate exam. How long do doctors have to fiddle around inside my butt? Will I be put to sleep or awake?

I am nervous about getting my prostate exam. How long do doctors have to fiddle around inside my butt? Will I be put to sleep or awake?

No worries: If you can let a dentist fiddle around in your mouth to do a dental cleaning, you can let a proctologist fiddle around inside your butt to check out your prostate. They are merely two ends of the same gastrointestinal tract. Don't bite a dentist when he's cleaning your teeth, and don't squeeze your butt when a proctologist is sizing your prostate. Let him take the time he needs to do his job well. ...Read more

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Had a gastroscopy done and was put to sleep. During the procedure my heart rate spiked to 220. Dr was concerned. I'm only 18. What could this be?

Had a gastroscopy done and was put to sleep. During the procedure my heart rate spiked to 220. Dr was concerned. I'm only 18. What could this be?

Heart rate: Likely you had a paroxysmal tachycardia. It should be worked up to see if there's a structural or physiologic problem that needs attention. Don't ignore the episode, see your Doc or a cardiologist about it. ...Read more

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I have what I believe to be a plantars wart. I'm sure it's deep. What is the possibility of neon put to sleep? How much pain is involved in cutting it

Wart: The pain experienced with removing a wart is subjective. Excision over a weight bearing part of the foot is more uncomfortable ...Read more

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My 5m2w baby is put to sleep on her back but right away changes her position to be on her stomach. I change her when I'm awake but worry when I sleep.

My 5m2w baby is put to sleep on her back but right away changes her position to be on her stomach. I change her when I'm awake but worry when I sleep.

No worries...: Healthy babies in America are recommended to sleep alone (face up until able to roll over, then whatever babies want) in a safe bassinet or crib, from the time they are born. It is not possible nor advisable to constantly watch a baby nor be with a baby while he is sleeping (parents need their rest!). No worries... as what shall be shall be. Parents should not hover over their children too much. ...Read more

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Excision of Tumor soft tissue located deep underneath subcanteous tissue attach to outer table of skull, I'll be put to sleep for procedure I'm worrie?

NO WORRIES: EXTERNAL TUMORS ARE VERY RARELY INVOLVING THE BRAIN. YOU SHOULD HAVE AN EXCELLENT AND THE PATHOLOGY IS TYPICALLY BENIGN. ...Read more

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How do I get put to sleep for surgery?

How do I get put to sleep for surgery?

See below: Http://www. Webmd. Com/pain-management/tc/anesthesia-topic-overview#1
You may consult the site given above for general information on anesthesia. The medications may be given by vein or it can be gases that are inhaled.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Can you be put to sleep for a hysterscopy?

Can you be put to sleep for a hysterscopy?

Yes: It can be done in the operating room with you asleep. Some doctors do it in the office but you usually have a choice. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are you totally put to sleep to have a colonoscopy?

Are you totally put to sleep to have a colonoscopy?

Depends: It depends on the type of anesthesia you are given. Some places use fentanyl plus versed, which takes a little longer to take effect, and you may have minimal discomfort during procedure. With Propofol which is given routinely in most places, you should not feel anything or remember anything. ...Read more

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How does it feel to be put to sleep under general anethesia?

How does it feel to be put to sleep under general anethesia?

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

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Is it normal for you to be put to sleep during a colonoscopy?

Is it normal for you to be put to sleep during a colonoscopy?

Yes: Most medical providers who perform a colonoscopy will provide or have another provider such as a nurse or anesthesiologist, who is in the room, provide sedation. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to be put to sleep under general anethesia?

Drifting off: Then you forget everything. It is like a deep dreamless sleep. ...Read more

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Could I be put to sleep during a root canal?

Could I be put to sleep during a root canal?

Comfort zone: A root canal is a common dental procedure. Sedation dentistry is used to provide a safe, comfortable relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving any dental treatment. Depending on your degree of fear or anxiety, different levels of sedation may be required. Take care and have a comfortable experience. ...Read more

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Do I have to be put to sleep for my hydrocele removal?

Do I have to be put to sleep for my hydrocele removal?

Maybe: There are 2 main methods in treating hydroceles. One is an office procedure where a needle is placed into the scrotum adn withdrawn through a syringe. No anethesia is generally required. The other more formal treatment is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia and a cut on the scrotum to remove the sac of water around the testicle. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more