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Why would I wake up in the middlw of a surgery....When I had been under sedation.?

Why would I wake up in the middlw of a surgery....When I had been under sedation.?

Light sedation?: There are varying degrees of sedation; with light sedation you may be somewhat awake, and usually a local or regional anesthetic is used to relieve pain, without deep sleep. Deep sedation, as in general anesthesia implies complete loss of awareness, and you would not usually be awake. Occasionally depth of anesthesia or sedation is difficult to judge, and there may be awareness, but this is rare. ...Read more

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Dear Dr., a lymph node in my neck always seems swollen/enlarged in the morning, or if I wake up in the middle of the night. I am not sick. ?

Dear Dr., a lymph node in my neck always seems swollen/enlarged in the morning, or if I wake up in the  middle of the night. I am not sick. ?

Neck lymph nodes: They are typically small , less than 1.0 cm and not easy to feel. 1.5 cm is enlarged. Lymph nodes often react to acute or chronic inflammation in the area they drain . See an ENT for a good head and neck exam and further work--up, as necessary. ...Read more

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When I wake up I have a sharp pain in the ear I slept on for about 5 minutes.

When I wake up I have a sharp pain in the ear I slept on for about 5 minutes.

Ear pain: This could be TMJ syndrome due to grinding your teeth. Ask your dentist if he/she sees evidence of such. A night guard may be beneficial ...Read more

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Why do I have a headache when I wake up in morning and in the middle of the night?

Why do I have a headache when I wake up in morning and in the middle of the night?

You should: See a neurologist with a special interest in headaches to try to get the answer to that question. You don't snore and wake up gasping for air or stp breathing do you? Because sleep apnea can cause your symptoms and is often overlooked. ...Read more

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Hi about a week ago in the morning when I wake up i have severe pain in both my hands i can barely close them.

Hi about a week ago in the morning when I wake up i have severe pain in both my hands i can barely close them.

Consult with PCP: You may have a degenerative disc, of cervical spondylosis. It is best you see your PCP and possible if the exam supports it a cervical MRI. ...Read more

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I have had heartburn wake me up in the middle of the night. Is this normal or should I be worried?

I have had heartburn wake me up in the middle of the night. Is this normal or should I be worried?

Not normal...: Nocturnal heartburn is a symptom of gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) that is fairly common. Standard recommendations for prevention include avoidance of eating or drinking for 2 hours before bedtime and elevation of the head of the bed 6 - 8 inches (if necessary). Diet and lifestyle changes along with acid-suppressive meds are also used. If this is a recurrent problem, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am retired military, I have had two umbilical hernia surgeries and i still have some pertruding when i stress sometimes. Also two different military doctors performed each surgery but in the second surgery i woke up with oxygen tubes in my nose and pads

I am retired military, I have had two umbilical hernia surgeries and i still have some pertruding when i stress sometimes. Also two different military doctors performed each surgery but in the
second surgery i woke up with oxygen tubes in my nose and pads

Hello. : Hello. Thank you for your military service. Don't know if you get your care from naval hospital jacksonville, vamc or tricare network, but you need to be reevaluated to determine if this is still a herniation. ...Read more

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I have a hard small lump, under my skin anterior to my tragus, also have had extremely bad headaches-so bad they wake me in the middle of the night. ?

I have a hard small lump, under my skin anterior to my tragus, also have had extremely bad headaches-so bad they wake me in the middle of the night. ?

Grinding teeth?: There are a number of possibilities here, however if you find yourself grinding your teeth while sleeping or if putting gentle pressure on the lump as you open and close your jaw you may have inflammation of your TMJ. Anti inflammatories like ibuprofen may help some. If check with your dentist. Other masses in the area (parotid gland) generally wouldn't contribute to headaches. ...Read more

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I have been having a terrible headache for 5 days. I believe that i wake up with the same one. It attacks the left side of my head and goes to the bac?

I have been having a terrible headache for 5 days. I believe that i wake up with the same one. It attacks the left side of my head and goes to the bac?

"Red Flag": Abrupt onset of a new or different type of severe headache, regardless of age. Primary headaches do not have an organic cause. In contrast, a secondary headache is an organic headache that is symptomatic of an underlying problem. Rec. See headache or orofacial pain specialist to rule out secondary headache. ...Read more

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I recently had a seizure for the 2nd time after waking up in the middle of the night. Will this affect my license? I need my car for work...

I recently had a seizure for the 2nd time after waking up in the middle of the night. Will this affect my license? I need my car for work...

Unfortunately yes: The state of california has a law of a minimum of 3-6 months of seizure freedom before your license can be reinstated. There are exceptions with one of them being that the seizure only occurs during sleep. The law also states that the doctor is required to report your seizures with the department of motor vehicles. Good luck to a quick recovery. ...Read more

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I have a severe Pain in my soles when I Wake up in the morning. I am unable to put my foot down. Is it a vitamin deficiency?

I have a severe Pain in my soles when I Wake up in the morning. I am unable to put my foot down. Is it a vitamin deficiency?

More likely: plantar fascitis, a disorder of the fascia on the bottom of the foot. Please see a foot doctor who will be able to help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi im a little worried when i wake up in the mornings and stretch i get a bloody taste in my mouth. I have bad reflux though. Is that the case?

Hi im a little worried when i wake up in the mornings and stretch i get a bloody taste in my mouth. I have bad reflux though. Is that the case?

Bloody taste: May be due to acid reflux or other medical problems. May be due to infected teeth or gums. And there are so many other possibilities. Please see your General Physician...referral to Gastroenterologist may be in order. See your General Dentist...referral to a Periodontist may be in order. Something's wrong, go find out what and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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