General anesthesia for hysterectomy, what is this like?

A blink of an eye.. I went through my first general anesthetic when i was practicing anesthesiologist. It felt like i closed eyes just for a second, and the next thing you hear "it is all done". I was very impressed. It does involve using different drugs and an airway - drugs have side effects and airways inserted when you are unconscious - some patients might experience discomfort or pain from those, it's rare.

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Will I get general anesthesia for hysterectomy?

Maybe. Hysterectomy can be done with either general or regional anesthesia with sedation. Discuss with your gynecologist and anesthesiologist and let them no if you have any particular concerns. Read more...
Probably, some gynecologists don't like their patients to be awake during the surgery but you can be sedated also. But you can have a major regional anesthesia such as an epidural, which will provide pain relief in the recovery room and can be extended to your room after the surgery. Read more...

What mediations do doctors use for general anesthesia for a hysterectomy?

Gas and iV meds. There are many different medications and underlying health issues to consider.Commonly a volatile anesthetic plus some IV pain medications will be used. Read more...

I am undergoing a colon test next week and they will be using Propofol. They used general anesthesia on me when I had a hysterectomy done and I had a lot of problems. Was it Propofol they used that caused the problems?

Discuss with Dr. Discuss with your anesthesiologist. They can better advise you. Read more...
Probably.. Sorry to hear you had a problem. In experienced hands, Propofol is an excellent component of general anesthesia. Speaking to your colonoscopist about your past experience should give you other options and allay your concerns. Read more...
See below. The anesthesiologist probably used Propofol to put you to sleep for the hysterectomy. However, this is not the drug they used to keep you asleep during the operation. Any problems that you experienced are probably with the other agents they used. Talk to your anesthesiologist about your concerns. Read more...