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Is It Possible To Get A Seizure While Under Anesthesia
Unlikely: Many of the medications used in anesthesia--especially those in the Valium family (benzodiazepines)--actually work to prevent seizures. If you have epilepsy, be sure to tell your anesthesiologist and take your medications on schedule before surgery with a sip of water. None of the anesthesia gases or other medications in current wide use are likely to provoke a seizure. ...Read more
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
I have a history of seizures & Asthma. I may need to have a D and C & be under anesthesia. Will this have an effect on seizures or asthma?
No: Your Anesthesiologist will take care of that during the procedure, good luck ...Read more
What is the mortality rate for one who has been on long-term Depakote with a diangosis of Complex Partial Seizures and QT syndrome (side effect of the Depakote) Patient scheduled to have a D&C. Any anesthesia to avoid?
Can morning sedation from a sleeping pill with barbiturates given to a teen be mistaken for a seizure?
Hello, in a surgery to remove tonsils, is there any risk such as brain damage during general anaesthesia if my 5 yr boy has had febrile seizures?
When doing an MRI on the brain for Nystagmus, it is possible to get inaccurate results due being under anesthesia?
Possible: But unlikely, get the whole picture; eye doctor, neurologist and maybe repeat exams, pray they can control /cure it. ...Read more
Rare: The orthopedic surgeon doing the manipulation is trained to know the tolerances of the bones and joints they are working with. It is always possible with weak bones or tightly fused shoulders for this complication to occur, but the chances are small. ...Read more
Can I get tonsillectomy under local anesthesia only of just sedation? Or is general my only option?
It depends...: A lot can be achieved with local anesthesia (numbing) and "conscious" sedation (where, in theory, the patient is able to respond, but may not remember the events). The requirements are a motivated patient and a proceduralist comfortable doing the intervention under those circumstances. ...Read more
I.v. sedation: The best course of action is to discuss the anesthesia plan with your anesthesia doctor prior to surgery. Wisdom tooth extraction can be done safely and pain free with I.V. Sedation, without the need for a breathing tube. General anesthesia for wisdom tooth extraction will require a breathing tube and because of this can be associated with additional risks. ...Read more
Getting rhino and septoplasty done with local anesthesia & only minimal IV sedation. Can I get breathing tube to protect airway still?
Do not need one: Probably will not need an endotracheal tube for this operation. Talk to your surgeon if hou have specific concerns. ...Read more
Sleep: It just feels like you took a nap and fell asleep for a while. ...Read more
Yes, but: Yes this procedure has been offered, as to wether it works the jury is still out. Once you have been relaxed under general anesthesia you cannot stop or halt any damage to your skeletal system. This means if the chiropractor pushes too hard you will not be able to stop them I would discuss any MRI or ct showing the "need" for this with another md. ...Read more
I'm having a cystoscopy while under anesthesia this Wed. How much pain should I expect from this procedure?
Very minimal if any: Usually diagnostic cystoscopy, especially in females, is done under local anesthesia. If a biopsy will be done you may have a little discomfort on urination. However, cystoscopy is not normally associated with post-procedure(notice I am not saying post "operatjve") pain. You should be fine:) ...Read more
Varies by practice: General anesthesia is usually defined as being unresponsive to noxious stimuli. Sedation anesthesia would be where you can tolerate otherwise unpleasant procedures (such as having a hosepipe put down your throat!). There is a fine line between heaving sedation and anesthesia. Sedation/anesthesia varies from practice to practice — some lightly sedate, others use general anesthesia for endoscopy. ...Read more
Advances: Modern monitoring allows anesthesiologist to analyze your blood pressure, pulse, ekg, oxygenation level and many other values if nessasary. It makes modern anesthesia very safe. Advances in pharmacology allow use of safer medications and airway management relies on expertise of many generations of anesthesiologists. ...Read more
Yes : For patients with frozen shoulders who have failed all other treatments, manipulation under anesthesia with or without arthroscopy is effective in regaining shoulder motion. Must be done carefully because of the risk of fracturing the bone. Also, immediate and sustained therapy is required to maintain the motion after the manipulation. ...Read more
There are risks: There are always risk with any procedure, be it surgical, dental, or anesthetic. You should have a discussion with the anesthesiologist who is doing the procedure, so they can clearly define the risks and benefits. At this point you will be able to make an informed addition that is best for your child. ...Read more
Very Few Know: With modern anesthetics we try to 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. Most patient first memory is of the pacu. ...Read more
My heart almost stopped several times while under anesthesia — what sorts of things can cause this?
Can I have operations and be placed completely under anesthesia with a restrictive cardiomyopathy?
Restrictive cmyo: As with any procedure, the risks vs benefits must be considered for whatever the procedure is. It is possible to do surgery/procedures in a restrictive cmyo patient but the risk(s) are increased. The need for the surgery and the benefit to be gained must be balanced with the risks. The consideration is not minor and the cardiologist, FP, surgeon and anesthesia should all have their input. ...Read more
What exactly does it feel like to be put under anesthesia and how long does it take to fall asleep?
Anesthesia Feeling: Patients describe feelings of relaxation, euphoria, peace, and tranquility, also, a warm feeling running through their body. The onset of induction — falling asleep — is usually fairly rapid, like within 30 seconds to 1 minute, but does depend on the agent(s) being used. Most IV anesthetics are very well tolerated, do not cause nausea or vomiting post-operatively, and metabolize fairly quickly. ...Read more
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