Can skin graft on wound on the calf while being on pacemaker for slow heart rate be done with local anesthesia?
My doctor wants to do a skin graft on a wound on the calf of my leg. It is about the size of a quarter. I have a pacemaker for a slow heart rate. He says I have to receive general anesthesia. Can I have a graft done with local anesthesia? I ll be honest, I am very concerned about being put to sleep.
I had my carbuncle operation on last Friday 23rd Jan on my back. I stayed in the hospital upto sunday 25th of Jan. 24th and 25th hospital did the dressing. On 27 I went back to hospital for dressing. It was very very painful. I have to go everyday for dressing for 2 weeks. Is there any possibility get local anesthesia at the time of dressing.
Hi my father is having lump in buccal mucosa inside the right cheek. It s painless and it s since 10 years. One surgeon advised us to operate it. But while undergoing pre operation check up, anesthetic department didn t want for full anesthesia as my father is having severe breathing problem. Now please suggest me can we go for the surgery with local anesthesia. Suggest me a good surgeon who is expertize on this in Kolkata, West Bengal Area.
Hi Doctor, I have been suffering from severe Ear pain due to Ear infection since 2/3 weeks. I used Ear drops like Soliwax, Candid drops, Ciplox as per my ENT s suggestion. But most of the ear wax is hard & not dissolving. I have been suggested to remove it while on local anesthesia, how safe it is to remove ear wax (hard like stone) with local anesthesia?
84 year old man, never a health issue, exercises daily eats extremely healthy. 9 months ago starts to loose weight and begins to have difficulty in normal daily activities. Family becomes concern and sets the wheels in motion to figure out what is wrong. Come to find out that this man needs a triple bypass. Has the operation. The first three days out of surgery no problems, gets moved out ICU. Day four has episodes of V-Tach and then that night codes. After 25 minutes doctors revive him. They keep him under sedation and something called a cooling vest for the next 24 hours (amongst other machines like a respirator) and quite a few I.V. meds. Day 5 he slowly wakes and before an assessment for the possibility of brain loss he goes into v-tach that they can no longer control with the external pace maker. They make an emergent decison to implant a devise that night. He makes it through the night. Once the sedation wore off the next morning (day 6), his v-tach episodes return so then the docs make another decision to go in and preform mapping and ablation. Day 7, the episodes still occur but not as intense, docs are letting him rest over the weekend and then will reassess on monday. His condition hasn t worsened but hasn t improved either. What are his chances?
My 73 y.o. mother had a hernia repair yesterday (under general anesthesia) is now on 5mg Lortab 1-2 tabs q 6 h... we just got her some phenergan for her nausea. She couldn't sleep last night d/t "heart beating in her teeth & loud in her ears" . Her blood pressure was normal upon release from procedure... & is on BP medication. Is this "normal" ?
Hi. I received general anesthesia for a minor surgical procedure eight days ago. I've noticed that my urine has a strong odor to it--it was particularly powerful the same day of my surgery but it is still lingering. Is it likely that I am smelling the anesthesia being voided from my system? I have no other symptoms and feel fine. Thanks in advance for your help!
I have a close friend that was in a serious auto accident ... brain buise is what they have told us. He has been sedated with propofol now on fentanyl . Seems extremely aggitated and much anxiety. when they lighten his meds to try to wake him up a little/ Does this sound correct. He is in ICU but was wondering if someone read to him or played soft music it would have a calming effect.
i was in renal and liver failure due large vol blood loss surgery 8 days before rec 2 abc transfusion all organs compromised and prescribed hydrocortisone 10 egg day but i have a 50-50 shot to survive this med is effect kidneys and liver red blood...
hi im having a kidney stone removed and a new stent put in but i found out i have an enlarged heart i was told that you cant use anasthsia on an enlarged heart also will they send me to a cardologist before surgery how long does it take to get an...