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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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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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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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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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When you have surgery done in your put under general anesthesia is it true that they film the procedure?

When you have surgery done in your put under general anesthesia is it true that they film the procedure?

Generally No: Unless there are special circumstances, video filming is not done in an operating room. Possibly in some laparoscopic or arthroscopic procedures, sometimes still photographs are taken of the surgical findings. ...Read more

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I had a tonsillectomy done June 30 the procedure was 1 hour long and gave me general anesthesia, how long does it take to take it out of my system?

I had a tonsillectomy done June 30 the procedure was 1 hour long and gave me general anesthesia, how long does it take to take it out of my system?

Anesthesia: General anesthetics can affect your memory, concentration and relflexes for a day or two. The anesthetic agent should have long since been metabolized and exited your body. ...Read more

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How much does general anesthesia for a procedure cost?

Varies: It varies based on type of surgery, type of anesthesia and length of procedure. If you are paying for the surgery yourself on a cash basis, be sure to negotiate fees in advance. ...Read more

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How much does general anesthesia cost for a procedure?

Anesthesia units: Any anesthesia cost is calculated in 15 min units, as an average the cost is between $200-300.00 per unit, plus an addition of a couple units for preop assessment, as an average cost for 1 hour case would be $1200 to 1500.00. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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General Anesthesia (Definition)

General anesthesia is a medically induced coma and loss of protective reflexes resulting from the administration of one or more general anesthetic agents. It is a treatment that renders you unconscious during medical procedures, so you don't feel or ...Read more


Dr. Karen Sibert
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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