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What are my chances of having an allergic reaction while under anesthesia?

What are my chances of having an allergic reaction while under anesthesia?

Unlikely: There is little chance. The major "reactions" to anesthesia have nothing to do with a true allergy, and are very rare. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What can I do if i had an allergic reaction to anesthesia?

What can I do if i had an allergic reaction to anesthesia?

Get tested: Allergica reactions are life threatening. Speak with your anesthesiologist to determine which medications were suspected in causing the reaction. Then it's a really good idea to get simple skin tests for those meds to truly determine if they were the culprit. This will make your future anesthetic experiences much safer and less life threatening. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to anesthesia, what to do?

Allergic reaction to anesthesia, what to do?

Find out details: It is unclear to which drug you are allergic to. Anesthesia is combination of pain relief, reversible unconsciousness, immobility, and amnesia (forgetting of event). There are many different drug combination that can lead to anesthesia. And many of the drugs are very different from each other. So try to find out what you are allergic to, and have md try alternatives. ...Read more

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Bilateral undescended testes. No pre-op exams, is that normal? How do I know there will not be an allergic reaction to anesthesia? Will he wake up?

Bilateral undescended testes.  No pre-op exams, is that normal?  How do I know there will not be an allergic reaction to anesthesia?  Will he wake up?

Trust ur doctors: Most of the time no need for pre-op exams, anesthesiologist would ask for if they think the case is warranted, otherwise, they wil do their assessment before the surgery, please ask the anesthesiologist any questions when he/she sees your son while doing the pre-op assessment, goodluck ...Read more

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My daughter had red spots around eye after dentist sedation. Is this an allergic reaction?

Conjunctival: Hemorrhages. These are not anything to worry about. They will resolve in a few weeks without any intervention. ...Read more

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Was under sedation with propofol for IVF egg retrieval. Was given antibiotic cefuroxime and novalgin for pain. Started to cough. They said it was like an asthma attack. Antibiotic allergic reaction?

Was under sedation with propofol for IVF egg retrieval. Was given antibiotic cefuroxime and novalgin for pain. Started to cough. They said it was like an asthma attack. Antibiotic allergic reaction?

Novalgin(Metamizole): Metamizole was banned in usa in 1977 due to risk of agranulocytosis and you are in california.It may be reaction to anesthesia or novalgin wherever you were given this drug (metamizole) it is unlikely a reaction to antibiotics. If it ever happens again check with your doctor.Do not take novalgin while you are pregnant. ...Read more

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How long does tip rhinoplasty take? Is it done under general anesthesia or sedation? What is recovery/result time compared to full rhinoplasty?

How long does tip rhinoplasty take? Is it done under general anesthesia or sedation? What is recovery/result time compared to full rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty recovery: Getting the new look you want can be very rewarding with the correct rhinoplasty technique. Your recovery varies with many variables: medical condition, skin thickness, extent of surgery, approach of incisions, diet, and general health. Keep in mind that your surgeon is the best to answer this specifically for you, but as a general rule the tip tends to retain swelling the longest. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can spinal manipulation occur under anesthesia?

Can spinal manipulation occur under anesthesia?

Yes, but: Yes this procedure has been offered, as to wether it works the jury is still out. Once you have been relaxed under general anesthesia you cannot stop or halt any damage to your skeletal system. This means if the chiropractor pushes too hard you will not be able to stop them i would discuss any MRI or ct showing the "need" for this with another md. ...Read more

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I'm having a cystoscopy while under anesthesia this Wed. How much pain should I expect from this procedure?

I'm having a cystoscopy while under anesthesia this Wed. How much pain should I expect from this procedure?

Very minimal if any: Usually diagnostic cystoscopy,especially in females,is done under local anesthesia. If a biopsy will be done you may have a little discomfort on urination.However,cystoscopy is not normally associated with post-procedure(notice I am not saying post "operatjve") pain.You should be fine:) ...Read more

Dr. Karen Sibert
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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


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more