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What exactly does it mean to metabolize anesthetics too quickly?

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Dr. John Sampson
Anesthesiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Quick anesth

It could mean that higher doses were needed to keep you asleep or sedated.
It could also mean that someone had a hard time preventing pain with local anesthesia injection. Some studies have found red headed individuals to have higher anesthesia requirements.

In brief: Quick anesth

It could mean that higher doses were needed to keep you asleep or sedated.
It could also mean that someone had a hard time preventing pain with local anesthesia injection. Some studies have found red headed individuals to have higher anesthesia requirements.
Dr. John Sampson
Dr. John Sampson
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Dr. Julian Goldman
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not concerning

I'm not sure what was intended when you were told that.
If it was local anesthetic that wore off too quickly, it was probably not "metabolism" but other factors that affected the duration of numbness. If it was related to narcotic medication, there are differences in metabolism and duration of effect. If referring to general anesthesia, it may mean that you required more medication than "normal".

In brief: Not concerning

I'm not sure what was intended when you were told that.
If it was local anesthetic that wore off too quickly, it was probably not "metabolism" but other factors that affected the duration of numbness. If it was related to narcotic medication, there are differences in metabolism and duration of effect. If referring to general anesthesia, it may mean that you required more medication than "normal".
Dr. Julian Goldman
Dr. Julian Goldman
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