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Will I Stop Breathing During Anesthesia
It depends: It is possible to breathe entirely on your own during general anesthesia, depending on the type of surgery you have. With some types of airway devices such as an lma, you don't have to be on a ventilator. However, major operations on the abdomen or chest, for example, usually require a breathing tube and the patient does not resume breathing on his own until the surgery is over. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anesthesia care: Anesthesia is monitored very closely because it does shut off normal body functions. Being put to sleep under general does turn off breathing; a machine is used to breathe for the patient. Sedation (like used for colonoscopies, etc) can sometimes stop breathing in sensitive patients; equipment and staff are always right there to assist & ventilate. Once you woke up okay, further damage unlikely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does it mean if a patient can't start breathing again on their own after being under general anesthesia?
Many things: It could be too much pain medicine, other anesthetics, inadequate paralytic reversal, other physiolog abnormality (electrolytes off, hypothermia), or problem with the central nervous system. A review of medications given, clinical evaluation, and possible imaging should reveal the cause. ...Read more
I have heard that anesthesia is "like poisoning someone near to the point of death and then reviving them, " and thatyou're "not breathing on your own." is it true?
Not even close: Many patients under general anesthesia breathe on their own. Anesthesia is extremely safe (safer than driving ur car). If the patient is undergoing an open thoracic or open or laparoscopic abdominal procedure they will need some amount of muscle relaxation. Most other procedures I have patients breathe for themselves whether they are intubated or have an lma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For a short procedure hysteroscopy/d&c if general anesthesia is use would a tube be put for breathing or a mask? Female/54yrs
Would getting surgery for my ganglion cyst be risky being that I have htn? I also have weird reactions to gen anesthesia (tachy, breathing craziness).
Not particularly.: As already noted, this can often be done with local anesthesia. Nerve block or bier block (local anesthesia given intravenously) are also possible. General anesthesia is typically not needed, however if this is indicated, it can be given safely. Discuss your concerns with your anesthesiologist if it is not done with local anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Getting rhino and septoplasty done with local anesthesia & only minimal IV sedation. Can i get breathing tube to protect airway still?
Under general anesthesia for sinus surgery is breathing tube used to keep airway open or is the equipment and medical team literally breathing for you?
Yes: Usually there is a breathing tube.Get a more detailed answer ›
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