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Should There Be Pain In Spine After A Local Anesthesia Block There
Should get better!: Any time a needle is inserted, it will cause some tenderness and bruising. There is an inflammatory response because the body interprets the needle stick as an injury. Try a heating pad, gentle stretching exercises, and a nonsteroidal pain reliever such as Ibuprofen if your doctor oks it and you have no contraindication such as kidney problems. It should feel better soon! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
6wks ago I got local anesthesia on my lower back. And is still itchy where I got the shot, is not red, is it normal?
I had a lower back lipoma removed under local anesthesia two weeks ago and since then I have been having blood pooling, causing painful pressure?
Can the type of anesthesia used during abdominal liposuction affect the recovery I experience after the surgery? I am thinking about having abdominal liposuction for some excess fat around my back/bra line. Is it common to just use local anesthesia for th
See below: The plastic surgeon will probably request a general anesthetic for the procedure. The anesthetic drugs used will be gone very quickly and will not affect your recovery. The pain medications that the surgeon orders will be more important in your recovery. Local anesthesia on its own is not likely to be used. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it common to have numbness of the leg and vaginal area after pudendal nerve block? 24 hours later, only local anesthesia was used
Possibly: Local anesthetic removal can be extremely varied in some patients. There is also the possibility that this was due to a stretching of one of the nerves in the area during the procedure. If this persists get in contact with your physician and discuss the condition with them. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I will have a root canal at 7.45am. What are the risks of local anesthesia. Precautions? How should I prepare? Back molar, second from rear.
Is dentistry mandibular nerve block the same as a local anesthesia injection given in the mouth? If not what is the difference please?
I have a cyst in my lower lip and a ENT surgeon removed it surgically by using local anesthesia, but after 10 days it again comes back, it swelling big.
Alcohol and local: No, it does not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on the drug: It is not recommended to use street drugs prior to any anesthetic. Any procedure involving local anesthetic could potentially require further sedation or general anesthesia and interaction with street drugs could be dangerous. You should not take any prior to a procedure and you should let your anesthesiologist know if you have. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different medication: The word "anesthesia" can be confusing. It applies to many different drugs that prevent responses to pain. Drugs like Lidocaine and novocaine are injected with a needle to numb an area: this is "local" anesthesia. Other drugs that are given through an iv--such as Propofol or sodium pentothal--and anesthesia gases that you breathe produce general anesthesia and complete unconsciousness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends...: On what kind of mentoplasty you are talking about. Chin implants can be inserted with good local anesthesia and light sedation (in the right kind of patient.) if you are talking about a genioplasty (where the bone of the chin is cut and moved), this requires a general anesthetic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Probably the general anesthetic would be more expensive, but it depends on where it is done. In an operating room you would also be paying the hospital charges for the or, as well as the nurses. The cost of the actual anesthetic would be on top of this. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Procedure dependent: The variables include the procedure, the patient, the medical history, surgeon preference, and the location. The biggest factor is the procedure iteself. Some procedures are okay under local anesthesia, with or without sedation. Other procedures cannot be done without general anesthesia. Some procedures may be done under regional (spinal/epidural or block) anesthesia. It just depends... ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers