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General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is a drug group used for reversible loss of consciousness of the patient for a painless experience for a certain period for surgical procedures by anesthesiologists. Breathable and injectable anesthesia are available. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, sore throat, dizziness, confusion, difficulty passing urine, etc. The first general anesthesia used was diethyl ether by Crawford Long.

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Will Phenibut and Kratom cause any effect on Benzodiazepine during general anesthesia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am going to be under general anesthesia in coming days for surgery. I did let my pre-op nurse know and wrote down all current medicines and supplements but have a question about 2 supplements. As I am not going to take them the night before anyways but just wanted insight. The first...  Read Full »

Dr. Jadhav Yatish Anant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are taking 2 drugs one of which is Psychoactive compound (Kratom) while other one is mind calming magnet (Phenibut). If you are taking those drugs since long time then you may have some tolerance to Opioids/Benzodiazepines/other sedative anesthetic medicines. So I w...  Read Full »

What risk factors my child can get with RCT under GA?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 3 years old and has serious tooth decay. The doctor has suggested root canal treatment and that procedure will be done under general anesthesia. The whole procedure will take three hours of time as number of tooth is eight. My question is that is it safe to go through three ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello,Welcome to a parent, I can understand your nervousness. First thing it is inhalational anesthesia and most commonly used in pediatric procedure, it means there is no use of any kind of drug for anesthesia. Only a gas mask placed on face and a balanced ratio of N2O (laughing gas...  Read Full »

Let me know what procedure is better for a nervous person.

Query: Hello doctor,I want to know what procedure is better for a nervous person? Twilight with nerve block or general anesthesia?  Read Full »

Dr. Padala Balarama Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Fibula is lower leg bone for that usually they will give anesthesia called spinal anesthesia in which injection is given to your spine at your lower back, that is simple, and pain free surgery can be done and only your two legs will have anesthesia another full body ...  Read Full »

How does anesthesia affect kids with behavioral disorders?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a student who is wondering how anesthesia would affect kids who have emotional or behavioral issues, especially kids who have been diagnosed with child behavior disorders. What scientific or clinical insights are available on the interplay between anesthesia with these disorders? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Whether anesthesia will affect a child with a child behavior disorder. The term child behavior disorder is a very vague term that includes a large spectrum of disorders. In general, there is so much literature confirming that anesthesia will...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous to have anesthesia in combination with my sleep medicine?

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 »

Dr. Vansh Priya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Can I undergo surgery for Basal Cell Carcinoma under local anesthesia?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am 60 year old healthy female with medically controlled hypertension. I have Behcet’s disease, though mostly under control. I have had various tropical diseases. I also had hepatitis A at childhood, and TB meningitis. I also have scoliosis.  I have been diagnosed BCC (Basal...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You should ask your surgeon the reason behind giving general anaesthesia in your case. Basal cell carcinoma is a locally invasive tumour with very rare chances of malignancy. The need for general anesthesia can arise when on clinical examination it was found that the ...  Read Full »

I have been taking 5 mg of Tadalafil daily for six months to help with urine flow due to erectile dysfunction. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been taking 5 mg of Tadalafil daily for six months to help with urine flow due to enlarged prostate and erectile dysfunction. I have had excellent results until recently. Five days ago, I underwent a wisdom tooth extraction under general anesthesia. Since then, the Tadalafil has com...  Read Full »

Dr. Kiran Kumar Kolla Gopalkrishna

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I understand you have undergone general anesthesia five days prior. You have restarted Tadalafil, and then there is no action. Please specify what symptoms are not being controlled. Is urine control not adequate? Tadalafil has little effect o...  Read Full »

How to prevent coma while getting general anesthesia?

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 »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Kindly explain the risks associated with PCS in anesthesia-induced surgery.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from pelvic congestion syndrome. I just wanted to know if there are any risks with anesthesia such as blood clot, renal failure, potential embolism or death? I am asking this, because I was scheduled for a surgery in the next four days. The surgery would be a three hour ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pelvic congestion can potentially lead to complications like thrombosis. The degree of risk is contingent upon the nature of the surgery you're undergoing, of which you haven't provided specifics. Could you please clarify if the diagnosis of pelvic congestion was determi...  Read Full »

I am having Ashwagandha. Can it interact with anesthesia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am due to have a surgery cone biopsy for CIN 3. I am stopping all my supplements a week before, as requested by the hospital. However, I ordered an herbal medicine last week, Ashwagandha, to try for insomnia and nerves. It was dumb to try without consulting a doctor. I think I have on...  Read Full »

Dr. Sukhdev Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Regarding your query, it seems you have already searched a lot on the social networks. You are absolutely right that Ashwagandha should be stopped for 1 week prior to surgery. But, there are certain facts you need to know. First, you are not having a surgery and...  Read Full »

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