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Safe General Anesthesia C Section
Yes: General anesthesia is riskier than spinal or epidural anesthesia for a cesarean. Which is right for you depends on why you are having a c-section and the other medical conditions you have. In some cases, general anesthesia is the safest method. If you are concerned and have time, ask to talk to an anesthesiologist before surgery to go over the specific risks for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had an unplanned c-section and was put under general anesthesia. Why couldn't my husband stay in the or?
Varies: First, i trust you and your baby are well. There are several reasons why a partner is not allowed in the or for an "unplanned" cesarean. First, is to provide you- the patient- with undivided attention. Secondly, under general anesthesia, you would not be able to communicate to your partner and that is at times difficult for the visiting husband to take in. It can be summed up in 1 word: safety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please write strongest pain medication, complete drug plan for post C-section pain. I chose C-section with general anesthesia. I don't want spinal or epidural?
Analgesia: It would not be practical to provide you with rx plan for postop analgaesia without knowing your medical history. You have tied your anesthesiologist's hands by declining spinal/epidural. Both techniques can have opiate adjuvants which diminishes motor blockade whilst maintains sensory blockade. Elective general anesthesia for delivery is dangerous and as an anesthesiologist i wouldn't do that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For extreme nervous patients undergoing a c section, is general anesthesia better or taking a light sedative? Can sedative be given before spinal?
C-section : Safety is a priority and regional anesthesia is safer for c-sections. Patient can be sedated with versed if it is nessasary. General anesthesia is rarely done, mostly for emergencies , for failed regionals or debilitated patients, who can not cooperate. Effects of sedatives can be reversed in newborn in rare situations where it becomes nessasary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had an unplanned c-section and was put under general anesthesia. Now I have a strong anxiety toward getting pregnant again. How can I get help?
WHY?: Why were you under general anesthesia and what happened that was bad to you as a result? Was there a problem with the baby? Just because it happened once does not mean it will again. I will admit general anesthesia is not typical for a c section. Typically it is an epidural nerve block in the back or a spinal. Speak with your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In how many percentage of cases a mother or baby died due to general anesthesia in c section.? In your practise. ?
General Anes and OB: General anesthesia is used for urgent delivery and when regional anesthesia ( spinal or epidural ) is contraindicated. Statistically, general anesthesia is very safe, with severe complications in 1 or of 50, 000 to 1 out of 200, 000 cases. I have been in practice 37 years and have never seen a severe complication from general or regional anesthesia for delivery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 20wk us showed complete placenta previa, obgyn says it covers by 5cm. Will csection require general anesthesia? Is incision vertical?
If General anesthesia is used for a csection how do they know the patient is actually asleep and not feeling? Do they use an eeg to monitor?
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