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Could having a bad seizure when i'm waking up after surgery be a reaction to general anesthesia?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Anesthesia is generally protective against seizures.
This is somthing else. I might consider talling to a neurologist to see if something else is going on.

In brief: No

Anesthesia is generally protective against seizures.
This is somthing else. I might consider talling to a neurologist to see if something else is going on.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably not

Usually general anesthetics suppress seizures rather than make you more susceptible to them. However some medications can lower your seizure threshold.
You should go over all your meds and their interactions with your doctor. If you had brain surgery, that could play a role in this situation too.

In brief: Probably not

Usually general anesthetics suppress seizures rather than make you more susceptible to them. However some medications can lower your seizure threshold.
You should go over all your meds and their interactions with your doctor. If you had brain surgery, that could play a role in this situation too.
Dr. Roger Frankel
Dr. Roger Frankel
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology

In brief: While it

Is possible that a medication directly caused a seizure, it is likely that the seizure was caused by another factor, like hypoxia or an electrolyte abnormality.
Or that there is an underlying seizure disorder. Also, if you were cold, it is possible you were shivering and not seizing. A careful review of your anesthesia record should allow your next anesthesiologist to deliver a safe anesthetic.

In brief: While it

Is possible that a medication directly caused a seizure, it is likely that the seizure was caused by another factor, like hypoxia or an electrolyte abnormality.
Or that there is an underlying seizure disorder. Also, if you were cold, it is possible you were shivering and not seizing. A careful review of your anesthesia record should allow your next anesthesiologist to deliver a safe anesthetic.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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