Anesthesia

What is Anesthesia?

It is the process of blocking pain and sedating someone usually for a procedure. It can be local (e.g. spinal block prior to labor) or general anesthesia (e.g. prior to a heart surgery).

Questions and answers on "Anesthesia"

If a young adult had anesthesia for the first time and is now exhibiting delusional behavior could that be the result of the anesthesia and could it show up 1 week later.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Discussion follows

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for your query.
Confusion and delirium may occur following general anesthesia.
Delusion occurring after 1 week is less likely to be primarily due to anesthesia.
A young person who may have risk factors for a behavioral disorder...

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I took 1 gram of MDMA 1 week before a hysteroscopy d & c with myosure procedure to remove a uterine polyp or fibroid. I will undergo anesthesia. Will it have any effects? Is there anything I can do in the few days to help eliminate any effects?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It won't have effect

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I understand your concerns about MDMA effects during anesthesia.

MDMA effects wont last for one week. Hence it does not have any interaction with anesthesia drugs during hysteroscopy.

Therefore don't worry about the drug interactions. It...

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Hi doctor,

I am 30 yrs old. I feel unbearable pain while having sexual intercourse and I think my hymen is still intact. Is it possible to get pregnant if I opt for IUI? Also is this treatment possible under Anesthesia? Since I think it would be too painful for me otherwise. Is surgical removal of hymen needed before going for IUI? Please suggest.

Thanks.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
IUI can be done

Detailed Answer:
Hi Prajakta,

I understand your concerns about pain.

IUI can be done under anesthesia to prevent pain. Even hymen can be removed with minor procedure under anesthesia.

You can try using KY jelly during sexual intercourse to prevent pain while...

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Is it normal to have difficulty in unination post appendectomy ?
Our daughter had surgery 72 hrs ago.
Thank you!!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Its quite common.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

It is common not after the surgery, but after the anesthesia. Especially if she had a spine injection. Some patients after such anesthesia must have catheter inserted to the bladder as they loose the ability to...

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Are small uterine polyps usually removed in the office? My gyn had me under full anesthesia in the hospital for a polyp smaller than a sesame seed. But I read that little ones, especially if they are singular, can be better done in office. What is the "normal" procedure?
Thanks!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
anesthesia needed in some situations

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,

Yes small polyps can be removed in OPD only. But at times the base of polyp (also called as pedicle) is broad, so there are chances of excessive bleeding and pain if done in a conscious patient.
Also she might have...

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Surgery happened yesterday afternoon. Sneezing fits occurred several hours later and again this morning.Can general anesthesia result in sneezing fits after surgery?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Possible

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome and thanks for your query.
Sneezing is a manifestation of allergic rhinitis. It may occur following general anesthesia in which anesthetic gases were used. You may take an antihistamine to stop the sneezing. If you had an abdominal surgery...

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Does permanent implantation of the InterStim device for bladder incontinence require general anesthesia?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Both are an option.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for using Healthcare Magic. The insertion of this device can be done under local or general anesthesia. The decision is likely to be made by your doctor after discussion with you. It is a short, minor procedure with few problems.
I...

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is it OK to take sudafed 24 hours before twilight anesthesia

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
you may take

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to Healthcaremagic .

You may take sudafed 24hrs before your anesthesia safely.

Hope I have answered your query. If any further queries are there I would love to help.

Regards
Dr.Deepika Patil...

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Why is dental clearance needed before kidney transplant??

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It is routine protocol to take Dental clearance for anesthesia.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .Base on the facts that you have posted been scheduled for kidney transplant and have been asked for Dental Clearance .

It is a routine protocol to have dental clearance whenever...

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Why do I have to stop taking diet pills before surgery, and how long before do I stop?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Stop 48 hours before surgery.

Detailed Answer:
HI

Thanks for posting your query.

It is a very common practise to keep the patient nil by mouth for most of the operation , as during anesthesia if something is there in stomach or gut patient may vomit or pass motion during operation....

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Recent questions on  Anesthesia

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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?

doctor1 MD

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" ?

doctor1 MD

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!

doctor1 MD

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.

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