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Recommended anesthesia for piles - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   Hello doc
Doctor :   Hi
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how can i help you?
User :   i wanna ask about anesthesia being given...My mother in law had her piles operation today
Doctor :   ok

User :   i wanna know about the difference between general, spiral n local anesthesia
Doctor :   i shall explain
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general anesthesia
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it is given as injection to blood vessels or inhalation in the form like oxygen mask used
User :   ok
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here the person will be totally unconscious
User :   ok
Doctor :  
his breathing will be in the control of doctor
User :   ok
User :   wat abt other two
Doctor :   in spinal anesthesia
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the drug is given at the back
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into the spinal cord
Doctor :   and it will cause loss of movement and sensation below the site of injection of entire body
User :   which one is treated as best with least side effects
Doctor :   local anesthesia
User :   pls explain that too
Doctor :   it is the best and has least side effect
Doctor :   the drug is injected at the site of operation and only a small part where the drug is injected is anesthestized
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but the choice of anesthesia depends on the condition ant the procedure been performed
User : if like in my mom's case piles operation which one wuld u reccommend the spinal or local
Doctor :   spinal anesthesia
User :   pls explain doc why it b'coz lower part is treated
Doctor :   yes i shall
User :   i've heard that this anesthesia causes pain in spine even after months of being operated
Doctor :  
this is not in all the cases
User :   ok
Doctor :  
it is only in 20 to 30% of people
User :   ok
Doctor :   local anesthesia cannot be given for the piles operation
User :   ok doc...thanx a lot....
Doctor :  
and the only potion available is spinal or general
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so spinal is preferred over the general as spinal is safe
User :   ok.. i suppose local is given only in case of small operations
Doctor :  
yes like skin suturing and like wise
User :   or some sorts of that so
User :   ok.. thanx a lot doc...
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User :   yes doc did that..thanx
User :   no ..thanx bye
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thanks for consulting health care magic
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