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Doctor insights on: Waking Up During General Anesthesia

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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General Anesthesia (Definition)

General anesthesia is a medically induced coma and loss of protective reflexes resulting from the administration of one or more general anesthetic agents. It is a treatment that renders you unconscious during medical procedures, so you don't feel or ...Read more


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Can you tell me the risks of being put under general anesthesia during surgery?

Can you tell me the risks of being put under general anesthesia during surgery?

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

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Should i be worried about general anesthesia or not waking up for after a colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Should i be worried about general anesthesia or not waking up for after a colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Discuss with doc: Many fears can be addressed if you talk to your healthcare professional. Egd ; colonoscopies are typically done only with sedation, and there is no general anesthesia. If you are really concerned, or if your md thinks you need general anesthesia, you will have an anesthesiologist there. ...Read more

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Is blepharoplasty done with general anesthesia or local? Do I have to have general anesthesia during blepharoplasty, or is it done with a local? .

Is blepharoplasty done with general anesthesia or local? Do I have to have general anesthesia during blepharoplasty, or is it done with a local?

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Light sedation: Many surgeons like myself have been doing upper and lower lid blepharoplasty under a light oral sedation with local anesthesia. It is the exception that i might use IV sedation for blepharoplasty and never under general. It depends on surgeon preference and experience. ...Read more

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Will I get general anesthesia during pregnancy?

Will I get general anesthesia during pregnancy?

Sometimes it : Is necessary, but if possible it is avoided. Elective surgeries are postponed until after delivery. For labor, a regional technique is preferred. ...Read more

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Can general anesthesia during the first month of pregnancy hurt the baby?

Can general anesthesia during the first month of pregnancy hurt the baby?

Depends: Anesthesia is avoided in pregnancy. Especially first three months of pregnancy, all elective procedures are avoided, and if needed for life threatening emergencies to save the life of mother is given by highly trained anesthesiologists, who had special knowledge which medication to avoid. ...Read more

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What kind of anesthetic will i get for my brow lift? General anesthesia scares me, but i'm also not sure i want to be awake during a brow lift. What are my options? .

Talk to MD: This procedure is usually done under sedation with the use of local anesthesia. Talk to your surgeon and anesthesiologist and see what they need and expect for the surgery. Together you can come up with a plan that works for all of you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have general anesthesia during my 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 more

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Could having a bad seizure when i'm waking up after surgery be a reaction to general anesthesia?

No: Anesthesia is generally protective against seizures. This is somthing else. I might consider talling to a neurologist to see if something else is going on. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Sibert
2,178 doctors shared insights

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