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What general anesthesia causes severe headaches and nausea?

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Headache and nausea are common side effects of general anesthesia.
They are both patient and surgery dependent. For example, young females, non smokers with a history of motion sickness are likely to experience nausea after anesthesia. Surgery on the eye and head often triggers nausea and headache. For coffee drinkers headache may be due to caffeine withdrawal. Speak to your anesthesiologist.

In brief: All of them can

Headache and nausea are common side effects of general anesthesia.
They are both patient and surgery dependent. For example, young females, non smokers with a history of motion sickness are likely to experience nausea after anesthesia. Surgery on the eye and head often triggers nausea and headache. For coffee drinkers headache may be due to caffeine withdrawal. Speak to your anesthesiologist.
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