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Surgery General Anesthesia
Talk to your MD's: As far as anesthesia, write down all your questions and concerns before surgery and when you meet with anesthesiologist ask him/her to address those concerns. General anesthesia is typically safe; as with any procedures, it has its benefits, risks and alternatives. As far as surgery, talk to your surgeon about your concerns. ...Read more
Wonder if my past marijuana use will effect my upcoming minor surgery (general anesthesia) in about a months time. Thanks?
It shouldn't: However, traces of thc remain in the system for a rather long time. 30 days should be sufficient for the drug to clear your system completely, but the key will be any use between now and then. ...Read more
Father has MS biopsy of calcification in small salivary gland came back atypical can't rule out neoplasm needs surgery general anesthesia with MS ok?
No problem: Do not see any medication that he is taking for multiple sclerosis. Is the disease "burned out" or secondary progressive without relapses? Assuming that he does not have cardiac or pulmonary issues, and merely has history of ms, cannot see any reason to Prohibit general anesthesia. Should not affect the ms even if the disease were active relapsing-remitting. ...Read more
Helps the anesthetic: Maybe I should leave this for an anesthesiologist to answer, but basically it's because benzo's are relatively safe ; help relaxation ; forgetting the procedure, so that less general anesthesia (which is more hazardous) is needed. Often multiple drugs are used in anesthesia to balance the aims ; the medical risks. ...Read more
What's the chances of me dieing from gallbladder removal surgery or general anesthesia? This is my first surgery and I'm terrified!
Hi! I am having oral surgery under general anesthesia to remove a cyst. Would I be safe to fly two weeks after?
Yes: You should be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had neck surgery with general anesthesia 5 months ago. I recently went back to work and am finding I just can't seem to focus & concentrate. Normal?
Could smoking marijuana after a surgery where general anesthesia was used cause any huge issues? It's been 12 hrs since the surgery.
Depends: Smoking anything can impair the small blood vessel flow to the wound site and delay healing. It doesn't matter if you had a general or local. General anesthesia does use the lung tissue to pass the drugs of anesthesia through the cell membrane to enter the body. The gas can be irritating to these tissues. Weed uses this same method to enter your system. ...Read more
My5yr old had dental surgery under general anesthesia. He had versed before and Dr said he'd forget everything he remembers it all how come?
Unusual: But remember that no two people react to medication exactly the same way. Talk to the Dentist that did the treatment. Your son may or may not actually be remembering. Worth investigating. ...Read more
You should see: A doctor, because it can be a cardiac rhythm problem. Some of these are benign and transient, but others are dangerous. Only cardiac monitor or ekg will tell the difference. ...Read more
Noticing eye floaters three months after surgery under general anesthesia. Can drugs used for anesthesia cause eye problems such as floaters?
Hernia surgery under general anesthesia schd in 10 days. Heavy drinker and rec. Drug user. Have used Coke, crystal, Vicodin in last 20 days. Is a 10 day detox likely sufficient to mitigate risk assuming no other health factors. Can't disclose to Dr.
Ideally 2 weeks: Ideally you should be clean 2 weeks before general anesthesia The risk is you have a cardiac arrhythmia and die on the table. It is never a good idea to hide your drug use from your physicians because the drugs in your system interfere with the drugs and treatments he/she provides. They may drug test you before the surgery and if positive cancel the surgery. But it's better than dying ...Read more
I had surgery with general anesthesia 1 week ago. I woke up with sore throat & sometimes I could feel my uvula. Now, there is white tip and redness.
Intubation done for: General anesthesia with an endotracheal tube placement to connect your lungs to a ventilator machine to breath for you while anesthetized can easily result in pharynx trauma=sore throat, depending on how placed & skill of anesthesiologist (should have told you about this before & in writing after). The "white tip & redness" is c/w pharyngeal cellulitis (red) & a small abscess (white). ...Read more
I had surgery w general anesthesia 4 days ago. It hurt a lot when they pulled out the breathing tube. My throat is still sore and my voice is still very hoarse. Should I be concerned about this?
My kid cardio show trace psycological pulmonary insufficiency &traicupid regurgitation. Is it safe if she has dental surgery under general anesthesia?
Communication: Important that you communicate your child's medical history in exquisite detail. Important that the oral surgeon or pediatric dentist communicate with your child's cardiologist or pediatrician, ; with the anesthesiologist. This should be done automatically, but for your own piece of mind communicate your concerns to all the people involved with your child's care. They want the best for her. ...Read more
Can multiple surgeries under general anesthesia for radiofrequency on c2, c3, c4, c5, c6, bilateral affect my kidneyfunction? Recent blood high bun/crtn.
What is the average cost of outpatient sinus surgery done under general anesthesia in sacramento, ca area?
I have tinnitus. After a non-related surgery when the general anesthesia wore off the ringing was gone temporarily. Any idea why? Maybe a drug used?
Tinnitus is: A perceived sensation of sound happening without a source of external acoustic stimulation...Excessive noise, trauma, middle ear problems, specific drug side effects, local tumor, progressive hearing loss can be responsible. An evaluation by an ENT and/or an audiologist is advised, even though your symptoms may have abated. ...Read more
Can someone get umbilical hernia surgery without using general anesthesia? I want to be awake if possible.
Hernia anesthesia: No. General anesthesia is required.Get a more detailed answer ›
Severe neck, shoulder, and upper back pain after d&c surgery yesterday. Had general anesthesia. What can I do for pain relief. Feel stiff as a board!
Ask your doctor.: Most of the time, anti inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen are ok after surgery, as long as your aren't bleeding much. Ask your doctor. Otherwise, Acetaminophen (parecetamol, tylenol) 1000 mg 2-3 times a day for a few days can help and are usually safe after surgery. Warm packs, and getting up and moving around as much as you can may help. ...Read more
Can a sinus mucocele ever be treated as an in-office procedure or is it always outpatient at a hospital or surgery center under general anesthesia?
Get information!: Get information about the surgery you need, and about the kind of anesthesia that may be best for it. Talk with the anesthesiologist ahead of time so you have a better idea what to expect. Anesthesia and surgery carry risks, so check on the reputation of the doctors and hospital. Then you'll know you're in good hands. Once you're in the preop area, you can have a sedative to help you relax. ...Read more
I'm having surgery tomorrow morning with general anesthesia and I vaporize weed concentrates everyday. Will this cause complications during surgery?
You should inform: Your anesthesiologist and surgeon so they can monitor you, and titrate the dose better. ...Read more
General anesthesia for a toddler? Should I be concerned about my 2 year old having a surgery done that requires general anesthesia?
Always Concern: A parent should always be concerned for the health and safety of their child. There are risks associated with anesthesia, and it takes a anesthesiologist who is well trained and comfortable with pediatrics to do these cases. Discuss the risk and benefits with this anesthesiologist and then see if you are comfortable. ...Read more
General=asleep, regional=numb, local=skin.
Once a patient has decided upon a surgery there is not usually a great choice for the anesthetic. In the or a patient may get a regional for knee surgery, but also gets enough anesthesia to put them asleep for the operation. There only preference is how the combinations are bound together to provide the best care for the patient.. ...Read more
Unknown: It is hard totellwhat the effects might be because no one will do a study on pregnant women. In general, it is best to put off any elective surgery and anesthesia until pregnancy is over. If you can't for some reason, the anesthesiologist will select the agents and techniques least likely to cause problems. ...Read more
Many ;#40;small;#41;: Anesthesia complications such as airway complications ;#40;dental trauma, sore throat;#41;, pulmonary complications ;#40;pneumonia, aspiration of gastric juices;#41;, cardiovascular complications ;#40;heart attack;#41;, neurological complications ;#40;nerve injuries, etc;#41;, awake under anesthesia, IV issues, nausea. This risks are low with a heathy patient, they increase with each patient's disease;#41;. ...Read more
I am so scared of general anesthesia, I can't sleep! I have surgery in he morning. What should I do?
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
I recently had a surgery of sorts in which general anesthesia was administered. Can anyone tell me why my skin got discolored?
Bruise: Are you referring to bruising under the skin? ...Read more
At what weight will I be too thin to have general anesthesia for a surgery. I'm female, 5'7" & weigh 120lbs, have lost 13lb due to gallbldder disease.
Perhaps: Generally depends upon the patient age and medical history ...Read more
Many mechanisms: Two most common is blowing off anesthetic gases from your lungs and second decrease in concentration of anesthetic, sedative and pain medications in your blood. You will get an oxygen mask immediately after for a little while. Relax, take nice deep breaths in and out and you'll be out of the recovery unit in no time. ...Read more
Another thought: Many lactation consultants are now instructing patients that there is no need to pump and dump from one exposure to general anesthesia. The amount that makes it to the milk is extremely small. Personnel preference must be respected however. There is no harm in dumping for 24 hrs. I agree though have a talk with your anesthesiologist. ...Read more
General anesthesia: Rest assured that general anesthesia is extremely safe when performed by an accredited practitioner in a properly accredited institution. Literally thousands of anesthetics are performed daily in the us and my patient's are often amazed at how easy the procedure/anesthetic was for them. I would encourage you to discuss you concerns with you anesthesia team/provider preoperatively. ...Read more