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Instead Of Useing Anesthesia For Surgery Is There Any Other Options
What kind of surgery: Types of anesthesia are local light sedation by rn; deep sedation, nerve blocks, spinal, caudal, epidural and general all by anesthesia providers. None of these is always the safest and each one may be the safest for you depending on your medical condition and type of surgery. I would not use any other things like hypnosis or acupuncture for any surgery. ...Read more
I'm having a IUD taken out because it moved out of place & now surgery is needed is there any other options instead of anesthesia?
In office or surgery: If in office you could have a 1 paracervical block. If in operating room options r 2caudal, 3spinal or epidural or general are the options. U recover/go quicker with a general. For all 5 complication rates r about the same rate but different kinds. If you use your voice for a living avoid general if you can. If you use your legs avoid the others but these are very very rare complications. ...Read more
I'm having double incision FTM top surgery done and was wondering if regional anesthesia is a viable option for that?
No: The regional anesthesia is great for post-operative pain control, but you are going to want a general for the operation itself. ...Read more
M31, which is better anesthesia option, general or spinal for inguinal hernia surgery. Have residual mild cough after flu. Thanks.
I am scheduled to have uterine septum and polyp removal surgery on Friday and am really nervous about general anesthesia. Is it an option to ask for a spinal or epidural instead?
Carpal tunnel surgery can be performed successfully with general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, or local anesthesia.
It's important the patient be pain free thru out the procedure. A discussion with your hand surgeon and the anasthesiologist should help you with the decision. ...Read more
Sole feet after my surgery, is there any relation between sole pain and c-section using spinal anesthesia?
Yes, for awhile: How long depends on the procedure length, complexity, amount and number of anesthetic agents given, level of lover/kidney/heart functioning capacities, interaction with medications one takes routinely...As you see, there is not a single answer. Generally, however, the shortest-acting drugs are selected to assure comfort, safety, and quicker wake-up times. ...Read more
Please clarify..: The question is not worded in a way that I understand what you are asking. ...Read more
Anesthesia problems: Side effects depend on the type of anesthesia, the length and type of surgery, the age and gender of the patient, and other medical conditions that patients have at the time of surgery. With general anesthesia, people sometimes have nausea, sore throat, hoarse voice and muscle aches. Spinal blocks have a low risk of headache. Nerve blocks have a rare risk of nerve injury or infection. ...Read more
Some states: Allow this under direct supervision of anesthesiologist ...Read more
Going to have surgery soon, I'm really nervous for anesthesia more than anything. Does the IV hurt going in?
Shouldn't hurt much: The IV is a tiny thin plastic catheter that goes into a vein as a route to give meds ; fluid. Ask to have your skin numbed with a little Lidocaine (local anesthetic) before the IV goes in; you should barely feel the IV after that. Then you can have some medication to help you relax before you go into the or. Let me know if you have other questions about anesthesia. Best wishes! ...Read more
How long will it be after my surgery until I will wake up from the anesthesia? How long until I will feel like eating?
30-90 minutes: Most patients "wake up" from general anesthesia while still in the operating room. But waking up more fully in order to remember being awake may not happen until they are in the recovery room for 5-20 min. Some patients are ready to sip liquids and eat crackers 20 minutes after a short procedure. The wait is longer after intestinal surgery. Don't rush to eat or you may become nauseated and vomit. ...Read more
How common is post anesthesia delerium. My episode lasted 3 days. That was in 2004. My upcoming surgery is a bit scary because of this.
My friend had surgery this am. Surgery went well. Done around 12:30. She still has not come out of the anesthesia. How long can that take and she?
Variable: Depends on numerous factors such as how long the surgery was, patient age & medical conditions, type & amount of anesthesia needed. Would need to ask specifics from their surgeon & anesthesiologist, but each person is different. Not unusual for 1-3 hrs for some to fully recover. ...Read more
Numbing: Anesthesia is numbing...Either general anesthesia (completely going to sleep) or local (numbing a nerve or an area). A paracervical block is a local injection to numb up the cervix. However, these are rarely needed for an iud removal, as this can generally be done without anesthesia - quickly and mostly painlessly. ...Read more
Many mechanisms: Two most common is blowing off anesthetic gases from your lungs and second decrease in concentration of anesthetic, sedative and pain medications in your blood. You will get an oxygen mask immediately after for a little while. Relax, take nice deep breaths in and out and you'll be out of the recovery unit in no time. ...Read more
Get information!: Get information about the surgery you need, and about the kind of anesthesia that may be best for it. Talk with the anesthesiologist ahead of time so you have a better idea what to expect. Anesthesia and surgery carry risks, so check on the reputation of the doctors and hospital. Then you'll know you're in good hands. Once you're in the preop area, you can have a sedative to help you relax. ...Read more
Another thought: Many lactation consultants are now instructing patients that there is no need to pump and dump from one exposure to general anesthesia. The amount that makes it to the milk is extremely small. Personnel preference must be respected however. There is no harm in dumping for 24 hrs. I agree though have a talk with your anesthesiologist. ...Read more
Many things: Short answer depends on type of anes. If ur having a regional block and sedation u are not under general anesthesia and some people become more aware as the sedation is decreased, thinking u woke up during anes but were just undergoing sedation. If u were under general anesthesia people usually become aware because ur anes is tapered down because ur blood pressure is low and they are treating it. ...Read more
Yes: Yes you should be fine, but don't drive if you still feel drowsy ...Read more
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