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How long does general anesthesia affect body?
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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: It depends.
There should be no long lasting effects from general anesthesis itself.
The risks of anesthesia depends on your underlying medical conditions. Ga is taxing and stressful to the system, especially if it is a complicated and lengthy surgery. The surgery has more possibilities for post-op complications but you still have to be aware of breathing issues, infections, bleeding, BP stability, etc.

In brief: It depends.
There should be no long lasting effects from general anesthesis itself.
The risks of anesthesia depends on your underlying medical conditions. Ga is taxing and stressful to the system, especially if it is a complicated and lengthy surgery. The surgery has more possibilities for post-op complications but you still have to be aware of breathing issues, infections, bleeding, BP stability, etc.
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
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Dr. Helen Mabry
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually 24 hours
The effects may last up to three days.
Normal kidney and liver function help to clear the medications used in anesthesia.

In brief: Usually 24 hours
The effects may last up to three days.
Normal kidney and liver function help to clear the medications used in anesthesia.
Dr. Helen Mabry
Dr. Helen Mabry
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
In brief: 3 days.
Modern anesthetics are essentially removed from the body completely within 72 hours.
The most common cause of symptoms after this period are the postoperative narcotics that a patient takes to control pain. I hope that this answers your question.

In brief: 3 days.
Modern anesthetics are essentially removed from the body completely within 72 hours.
The most common cause of symptoms after this period are the postoperative narcotics that a patient takes to control pain. I hope that this answers your question.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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