Anesthetic agents are drugs used to instigate temporary loss of sensation or awareness. It works by inhibiting of pain pathway or by interrupting nerve signals. Temporary loss of sensation are used in minor surgeries or pain management, whereas loss of awareness is used during major surgeries.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am a male, 6 feet and 150 lbs. I am not on any medication. I have a surgery in five hours and I have meth in my system taken about five hours earlier. Should I cancel the surgery or go to the surgery and tell the doctor? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The first thing to do is to share this information with your doctor. He will be a better person to decide whether to postpone the surgery or not. If it is not an emergency or an urgent surgery, I would advise my patients to postpone it till the meth is out of the syste... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41 year old female. I have a question about anesthesia. I need to get a surgery on my foot to cut down a bump on a bone. The doctor said it is only going to be a twenty-minute procedure and I will be able to leave the hospital the same day. I take the medication Clozaril for a ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Continue your medication as advised. Just skip it on the day of the surgery. In the most likelihood, the excision of your bone bump will be done under local anesthesia, and this medication will not affect anesthesia or vice versa. So, sit back and relax. Have a sa... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I had a deep cleaning done recently. Yesterday I noticed a small pea-sized bump on my hard palate. The dentist did inject me with Novocaine (Procaine Hydrochloride) to numb the upper right side of my jaw. I am not sure whether it is related or not. Any ideas what this could be? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good evening. I hope you are well. Thanks for approaching icliniq. I saw your query. I will help you solve the issue. I saw the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) attached. The bump may be due to any swelling or infection or related to a local a... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have a disc bulge at L4, L5, and S1. As a result, I have back pain. Physical therapy or painkillers do not work. I read that there are some types of injections, which help with the pain. Some of these injections give permanent relief, and some give temporary relief. Can you please li... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are no permanent injections available. However, there are injections which are temporary and last for a few months to a year. These are a mix of steroid and anesthesia drugs like Depo-Medrol (Methylprednisolone acetate) and spinal Lignocaine. However, their effica... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38 year old female, who weighs 200 lbs and I am 5.4 feet tall. I have to get a uterine septum removed, and I am terrified of going under general anesthesia. I never had any surgeries in the past. My cholesterol levels are slightly raised, and I have Raynaud's disease. I get panic a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail. Please be free of tension. I understand your concerns, but there is no need to panic. Your anesthetist will do a pre-anesthesia workup before the scheduled surgery. ECG (electrocardiography) and echocardiogram are needed as you are ob... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about my upcoming surgery. During past surgery, I woke up and then went into a mild coma after being given more anesthesia. How likely is this kind of complication? How can it be avoided? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your anxiety as you have faced problem before, but you did not mention the type of surgery you underwent previously. Also what is your upcoming surgery? Some induction agents like Succinylcholine are to be avoided in some people in view of more chance ... Read Full »