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Do I have to be put to sleep for my hydrocele removal?

Do I have to be put to sleep for my hydrocele removal?

Maybe: There are 2 main methods in treating hydroceles. One is an office procedure where a needle is placed into the scrotum adn withdrawn through a syringe. No anethesia is generally required. The other more formal treatment is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia and a cut on the scrotum to remove the sac of water around the testicle. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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Hydrocele (Definition)

Hydrocele is a collection of fluid around the testicles, within the scrotum. These fluid collections are contained in a layer of tissue around the testicles, and it is usually ...Read more


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Can any doc explain if you get put to sleep for a biopsy?

Can any doc explain if you get put to sleep for a biopsy?

Anesthetic: The answer to this is basically, "it depends." On where the biopsy is coming from, on what type of biopsy, what localization is being done (CT, EUS, etc.) and what your age and clinical conditions are. Fine Needle biopsies often need no anesthesia, some bx need local pain control, and others require general anesthesia (put to sleep.) ...Read more

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Do you get put to sleep during club thumb surgery or do you feel everything?

Do you get put to sleep during club thumb surgery or do you feel everything?

Anesthesia: Options are being awake or delayed along with a local nerve block, or being fully asleep. Don't worry, while there may be some small things along the way that are uncomfortable, you won't feel the surgery. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Do u need to get put to sleep to get ear tubes inserted?

Do u need to get put to sleep to get ear tubes inserted?

Depends: This is delicate work, involving cutting a hole in a sensitive ear drum after cleaning & sanitizing the ear canal, then any mucous or debris is suctioned out of the middle ear with a vacuum that sounds like a train bearing down on you. I suppose an adult might want to tough it out awake, understanding that any movement might mess things up, but it wouldn't work for infants/kids. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a panic attack when being put to sleep?

Is it possible to get a panic attack when being put to sleep?

Possibly: Especially if you feel claustrophobic with a mask in place or if you feel you are not in control of situation. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine do you get during a csection? Can you be put to sleep?

What kind of medicine do you get during a csection? Can you be put to sleep?

Several options: You can be put to sleep, but that is not the ideal option for your baby becasue those medications can get through to the baby and make him (or her) drowsy/sleepy when they are born, making it a bit harder for them to transition to life outside the womb. Ideal is a spinal where they numb you via your spnal cord, numbing the nerves down there much like a dentist uses to numb your mouth. Congrats! ...Read more

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Can i be put to sleep if i get a boil under my arm lanced?

Can i be put to sleep if i get a boil under my arm lanced?

Axillary boil: Depends on size, location, and preference of your surgeon with whom u discuss the procedure in detail. ...Read more

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Can i get my sideways wisdom teeth removed without being put to sleep?

Can i get my sideways wisdom teeth removed without being put to sleep?

Yes: It is possible to remove wisdom teeth which are side ways or horizontally impacted fully awake. Make sure the dentist removing the tooth is experienced. An oral surgeon would be a good option. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more