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Can you please tell me about the adverse psychological side effects of anesthesia?

Can you please tell me about the adverse psychological side effects of anesthesia?

Usually none: There are rarely psychological effects from anesthesia. Some people do have a phobia of needles, or losing control, but usually this is not a problem. The drugs themselves do not cause psychological effects. Some concerns do exist, in the extremes of age, of effects on the brain, but these are not clear at this time. ...Read more

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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


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Side effects of regional anesthesia for delivery?

Side effects of regional anesthesia for delivery?

Regional anesthesia: Regional anesthesia is extremely safe and commonly used during labor and delivery. At my institution the epidural rate is nearly 90%. We are careful to use as low doses of local anesthetic and opioid combinations. The common effects seen are decreased sensation and motor strength in the lower extremities (expected) and occasionally a decreased blood pressure (also expected) which we treat prn. ...Read more

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What are the major side effects of general anesthesia?

What are the major side effects of general anesthesia?

Many side effects: The side effects are many but fortunately short lived. Probably the most significant is post operative nausea in the immediate period after surgery, this is treatable. Prolonged "grogginess", confusion in the elderly, sleepiness, sore throat(transient) are other side effects. It is important to know that these are typically absent on day two. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of having surgery for spondylolisthesis?

What are the side effects of having surgery for spondylolisthesis?

Back pain /stiffness: Best done to relieve leg pain srgeries ability to relieve axial back pain is controversial and unpredictable great for leg pain. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of having surgery for spondylolisthesis?

What are some side effects of having surgery for spondylolisthesis?

Several things: Many folks will do well, but surgery does not always get rid of all symptoms that motivate people to consider surgery. You may have persistent pain, continued or new weakness, numbness, tingling; difficulty emptying or controlling bladder or bowels, numbness in the private area, spinal fluid leakage, failure of fusion, problems relating to any implants used. Some of these may improve, but may not. ...Read more

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Can you tell me side effects of being put under general anesthesia?

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Can you tell me side effects of being put under general anesthesia?

Many (small): Anesthesia complications such as airway complications (dental trauma, sore throat);, pulmonary complications (pneumonia, aspiration of gastric juices), cardiovascular complications (heart attack), neurological complications (nerve injuries, etc;) , awake under anesthesia, IV issues, nausea. This risks are low with a heathy patient, they increase with each patient's disease. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of long-term anesthesia (isoflurane) exposure?

What are the side effects of long-term anesthesia (isoflurane) exposure?

Subtle but present: While research is ongoing, there is an increasing body of evidence showing long term exposure to even small amounts of any of the inhaled anesthetics, which includes Isoflourane, has temporary or potentially permanent side effects. They include miscarriages and cognitive impairment such as memory, learning and behavioral deficiency. They are mostly subtle in young, healthy patients though. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of surgery for spondylolisthesis?

2 broad a? : So many variations as to where, how : front, back or both. Who is performing it, , how many levels, what grade is the slip ; more.....B more specific. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are side effects of being put under general anesthesia?

Could you tell me what are side effects of being put under general anesthesia?

Varied: When we discuss possible side effects we may group them into "more likely", "less likely", and "rare" and personalize the information for the patient's health issues and procedure. Example list: nausea, vomiting, sore throat, tooth damage, inadequate post-op pain relief, allergies or other reaction to medication ranging from minor to severe, heart rhythm problems, urinary retention, etc. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some side effects of long term anesthesia (isoflurane) exposure?

I was wondering what are some side effects of long term anesthesia (isoflurane) exposure?

Isoflurane Exposure: This is usually an academic question as the use of this medication is with an anesthesia machine with a scavenging system which eliminates/reduces the occupational exposure risk (niosh recommendation below 2 ppm). ...Read more

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Does the tonsil surgery have any side effects?

Does the tonsil  surgery have any side effects?

Side effects: Sometimes bleeding can occur at the site of the tonsils. Occasionally an infection may result. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of penis enlargement surgery ?

What are the side effects of penis enlargement surgery ?

Bogus surgery: There is no genuine penile enlargement surgery. Suspensory ligament may be divided, makes penis appear to be pseudo longer because it hangs lower. Penis loses its support for sex. Injecting or implanting fat under penile skin can temporarily make shaft appear thicker & risk is infection. No surgery can actually make the penis longer. Enlargement surgey is bogus & quackery. ...Read more

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Are there side effects from brain surgery?

Are there side effects from brain surgery?

Any surgery can : Any surgery, even minor surgery, can have side effects. Besides the obvious risks of anesthesia, bleeding and infection side effects of brain surgery are dependent on the area of the brain which needs attention. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from a parathyroid removal surgery?

What are the side effects from a parathyroid removal surgery?

Usually none.: Usually, removing a single parathyroid gland/tumor is straightforward and complications are rare. It is common, however to have a deficiency of vitamin d while hyperparathyroid, and this will need to be corrected after the surgery. Infrequent complications could include hoarseness, permanent low calcium and parathyroid levels, or hypothyroidism, in the rare case where the thyroid is taken out. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to have bowel prolapse surgery? what are the side effects?

Is it necessary to have bowel prolapse surgery? what are the side effects?

Not always : if the symptoms of prolapse are manageable then surgery is not necessary. The decision to operate depends on many factors and therefore a consultation with general or colorectal surgeon will be required to make that decision. ...Read more

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Side effects of gauldbladder surgery?

Side effects of gauldbladder surgery?

Avoid complications: The main benefit of removing a diseased gallbladder is avoiding the life threatening complications of pancreatitis and liver obstruction. The potential side effects is increased frequency of bowel movements and very occasionally a patient will develop bile diarrhea. A bile binder, like cholestyramine/questran, can be used to treat. Laprascopic gallbladder removal is a safe, effective procedure. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of surgery?

What are the long term side effects of surgery?

Need more info: You will need to put much more information down before this can be answered. What operation? What diagnosis? Any other medical problems? Etc. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects or risks of knockknees surgery?

Let me explain: There is risk with each operation.
1-general risks (anesthesia, infection post operation complications).
2- risk from that particular procedure, in this procedure if it is done right i see no big problems. ...Read more

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Dr. I will do a hydrocelle surgery It is easy and safe ? It has any side effects ? Im worry about it

Dr. I will do a hydrocelle surgery 
It is easy and safe ? 
It has any side effects ?
Im worry about it

Yes: hydrocele surgery is a simple and takes care of the issue. It is usually an outpatient procedure like a vasectomy. Discuss side effects with your surgeon. These would usually be reactions to medication and possible complication with bleeding. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects of Varicocele Surgery?

Is there any side effects of Varicocele Surgery?

Varicocele: It is a very common surgery done by Urologist and it should be very safe, although every procedure has risk and in hand of an experienced surgeon the complication is very low, but complication includes Bowl damage, bleeding, infection, Anesthesia complications, etc. ...Read more

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What are common side effects after lasik surgery?

What are common side effects after lasik surgery?

Lasik risks: Dry eye, glare & haloes, possible need for enhancement, infection, corneal scarring, decreased vision. ...Read more

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What side effects does general anesthesia have on a 30 week fetus?

What side effects does general anesthesia have on a 30 week fetus?

Short-lived: General anesthesia that a mother receives passes through her system into the baby's system. However, it goes away quickly too. If the baby were born right away, it might be sleepy or need help with breathing. But assuming that the baby is not born yet, the anesthesia meds will be gone within a few hours. At 30 weeks, all the baby's organs and limbs are formed, so there is no risk of birth defects. ...Read more

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What side effects are most common while taking lortab after surgery?

What side effects are most common while taking lortab after surgery?

Constipation: Constipation would be the most common side effect of lortab after surgery. Other side effects can include headache, nausea, itching, sweating and drowsiness. These do not necessarily occur but are some of the more common side effects in some people. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors or side effects of the gamma knife surgery?

What are the risk factors or side effects of the gamma knife surgery?

Variable: Overall side effect profile is better than conventional radiation. Common side effects include- local pain, scalp swelling, headaches, discomfort from stablizing pin insertion. Other less common side effects include nausea, vomitting, skin rash, some hair loss, brain swelling or necrosis in the treated area. Seizure risk and hearing or visual changes are rare. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with gallbladder removal surgery?

What side effects are commonly associated with gallbladder removal surgery?

Depends: We do not remove normal functioning gallbladders as there can be a lot of indegestion, fatty food intolerance, abdominal cramping & diarrhea. But, surgery to remove abnormal gallbladders can relieve painful problems from gallstones usually with little or no intestinal side effects. This is likely because the body has been adjusting for a long time to a gallbladder that has not been working. ...Read more

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What are some side effects after a Presacral Neaurectomy surgery? Is there a percentage for no side effects?

What are some side effects after a Presacral Neaurectomy surgery? Is there a percentage for no side effects?

Yes: surgery is challenging and contain risk of bleeding or injury to ureter which will require big surgery to repair
results not very well studied. ...Read more

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How successful most of the time is rhinoplasty surgery with excellent results and no permanent or serious side effects or follow up surgeries needed?

 How successful most of the time is rhinoplasty surgery with excellent results and no permanent or serious side effects or follow up surgeries needed?

Depends...: ...on expectations. If they are realistic concerning the existing state and the state you desire to achieve you have a high likelihood of thinking the result is excellent. Generally, very safe & f/u surgery usually unecessary. Definitive answer depends on physical findings and wants/desires ...Read more