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What does it feel like to be under general anaesthesia?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No recollection
Patients do not know know, because they are asleep.
Some remember waking up. Patients who claim that they recall being under general anesthesia are very rare. It is usually a deep sleep, remembering dreams is possible, but also unlikely.

In brief: No recollection
Patients do not know know, because they are asleep.
Some remember waking up. Patients who claim that they recall being under general anesthesia are very rare. It is usually a deep sleep, remembering dreams is possible, but also unlikely.
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Very Few Know
With modern anesthetics we try and shut down the memory of the patient before they go to the or. Once they can't remember what happened, it is very hard to find out what they felt as they went to sleep.
Without sedatives the very medication that is used to put people to sleep blocks memory formation, so we have the same problem. Same with waking up. Patients come to in the pacu after the op.

In brief: Very Few Know
With modern anesthetics we try and shut down the memory of the patient before they go to the or. Once they can't remember what happened, it is very hard to find out what they felt as they went to sleep.
Without sedatives the very medication that is used to put people to sleep blocks memory formation, so we have the same problem. Same with waking up. Patients come to in the pacu after the op.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: No feeling
You are asleep and unaware of your surroundings.

In brief: No feeling
You are asleep and unaware of your surroundings.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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