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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the side effects of the dentist's local anesthesia?

What are the side effects of the dentist's local anesthesia?

Here are a few: The most common are elevated heart rate, extended numbness, and bruising. There are less well known ones but the commercials on tv have a list of about one hundred that they have a speed reader rattle off for most other drugs, so in general it's pretty safe. ...Read more

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Could you explain harmful side effects to making someone fall asleep with anesthesia?

Could you explain harmful side effects to making someone fall asleep with anesthesia?

Safe anesthesia: Anesthesia carries with it several serious risks, which can include death and disability. Millions of anesthetics are delivered every year in north america alone and the margin of safety is phenomenal. A patient's risks are determined during work up and there is an asa ps classification system used to categorize patients. In-office oral surgery sedation is extremely well tolerated and safe. ...Read more

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I have an endoscopy this month and am concerned about being "put under". What are the risks/side effects of general anesthesia. I've never had it.

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I have an endoscopy this month and am concerned about being "put under".  What are the risks/side effects of general anesthesia.  I've never had it.

Quite safe: In the setting of controlled environment, general anesthesia is extremely safe nowadays. Just make sure you go through the screening questions thoroughly with your anesthesiologist, so he/she knows your allergies, medical history, etc. ...Read more

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What possible side effects could radiofrequency ablation have when done on lower back nerves without anesthesia?

What possible side effects could radiofrequency ablation have when done on lower back nerves without anesthesia?

Radiofrequency Ablat: More side effects from anethesia. The main side effect of radiofrequency ablation is some discomfort, including swelling & bruising at the treatment site that usually goes away after a few days. Leg numbness may develop due to the local anesthesia given during the procedure. It should only last a few hours. Mild back discomfort can occur as the local anesthetic wears off & typically lasts 2-3 days ...Read more

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What are the off label uses for lexapro (escitalopram)? Is premature ejaculation included? Does lexapro (escitalopram) have many sexual side effects like genital anesthesia?

What are the off label uses for lexapro (escitalopram)? Is premature ejaculation included? Does lexapro (escitalopram) have many sexual side effects like genital anesthesia?

See below: Premature ejaculation (PE) is one of the most common sexual dysfunctions in men with prevalence rates ranging from 21–31%. Lexapro (escitalopram) is in the class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) which have been shown to be effective in "some" men with PE. Higher doses of SSRIs "may" be associated with loss of libido and/or ED. Lexapro starting dose for PE 10 mg. ...Read more

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Prolonged side effects of anaesthesia?

None: The medications used during general anesthesia are removed from your body within 72 hours. There is a theoretical concern about mental effects in the extremes of age, but this is not yet definitive. ...Read more

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Side effects of local anasthesia in dentistry?

Side effects of local anasthesia in dentistry?

Local anesthesia: Usually very little if any, unless you are truly allergic, have high blood pressure (if epinephrine is used) or nursing or pregnant. Always consult your physician for your specific case ...Read more

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My wife is due for a c section tomorrow and uses marijuana for therapeutic reasons, ie. Stress,anxiety, nausea and appetite. She is scared to smoke marijuana due to possible side effects during general anaesthesia. I think if it calms her nerves now it'

My wife is due for a c section tomorrow and uses marijuana for therapeutic reasons, ie. Stress,anxiety, nausea and appetite.  She is scared to smoke marijuana due to possible side effects during general anaesthesia.  I think if it calms her nerves now it'

She's right; smoking: marijuana before surgery can cause lung hyperreactivity, low blood pressure, ^ed carboxyhemoglobin, decreased oxyhemoglobin, ^ed risk of strokes in her & the fetus & interactions with pre-op meds & anesthesia. She needs to disclose her chronic antenatal anxiety & THC use to the anesthesiologist & the baby's pediatrician. Both can have long-term adverse effects on a baby's development & behavior. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much of soft drinks?

What are the side effects of too much of soft drinks?

Beriberi: Beriberi is the vitamin b1 deficiency disease that has affected millions over thousands of years. A recent paper from japan reported 17 adolescents with cardiac beriberi from drinking sodas. Fragments of the disease are "alive and well" in the U.S. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much oxygen for a baby?

What are the side effects of too much oxygen for a baby?

Depends on age: Excess oxygen delivered to the term infant or older child for long periods will irritate the lung tissue. In the short term it is well tolerated. In the womb, eyes form with lower oxygen amounts supplied by the placenta, if born premi, the higher o2 amounts needed to keep them alive can cause abnormal blood vessel growth in the retinas & vision pbs. Monitoring & treatment helps reduce pbs. ...Read more

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What would you say are more permanent side effects of too much caffeine?

What would you say are more permanent side effects of too much caffeine?

Varies: Most side effects are temporary if one stops, these are usually insomnia, jitteriness, palpitations, nervousness, hyperactivity and diarrhea. But oftentimes if one has been a heavy caffeine user then one would probably get significant withdrawal symptoms like irritability, and headaches as well as fatigue--usually this last about 1-2 weeks then fades. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much aspartame?

Aspartame: There is always a possibility of side effects from almost everything but if you go online and look up aspartame you will see that it very unlikely to cause any concern. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much B-12, should I be taking a supplement if I'm not deficient?

What are the side effects of too much B-12, should I be taking a supplement if I'm not deficient?

No: In rare cases, excess B12 supplementation may cause some numbness or tingling in the arm, hands and face. You shouldn't take the vitamin if you don't have a specific dietary deficiency. ...Read more

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What are common negative side effects of too much sex?

What are common negative side effects of too much sex?

Many!: Apart from disease, it makes sex less special. This a major problem today. Violence can be desensitized, but sex and it's importance can be too! I do not believe in too much sex between couples. The exact opposite is true: i believe that too much sex between " partners" diminishes the importance of sex between lovers. That is a sham! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much computer use, if there is any. How much computer use would be considered 'too much'?

Computer use: In general, I would normally tell a patient that if computer use isnot interfering with work or daily activities then it is okay ...Read more

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What are side effects of too much levoxyl (thyroxine)?

What are side effects of too much levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Hyperthyroid: Too much Levoxyl (thyroxine) can give you the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Most importantly it can cause osteoporosis . You can have a rapid heart rate, tremor, diarrhea , hair loss, elevated blood pressure, anxiety and weight loss among others. It is important if you are on this medication to see your doctor regularly and check your thyroid levels. ...Read more