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Is there any alternative other than GA for highly uncooperative patients during dental procedures?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother is 29 years old with Down syndrome, and he is completely non-cooperative with dentists. He had nine teeth removed (two up and seven down) under general anesthesia. As three teeth were broken when the dentist was trying to clean them, they were removed. Since my brother has no ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Dentist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope I can lessen your discomfort. Yes, conscious sedation can be a better option than general anesthesia. Talk to the concerned oral surgeon and get him treated under conscious sedation. Also, the complications associated with general anesthesia are the same in ev...  Read Full »

Is there a way to prevent vomiting due to general anesthesia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old female who would like to have a breast reduction. However, I am at high risk for vomiting from the anesthesia as I have a phobia of vomiting, and I am susceptible to motion sickness. I am a non-smoker. I had general anesthesia once before, and I vomited several time...  Read Full »

Dr. Yatish Anant Jadhav


Answer: Hi, Welcome to General anesthesia has known post aesthesia effects of nausea, retching, vomiting, etc. Also, these may be due to the direct effect of surgery and pain. You seem to be very sensitive and anxious about it. But usually, it is seen that with each subsequent episode of admi...  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 hou...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pelvic congestion may cause complication like thrombosis. The risk depends on the surgery that you are undergoing and the details of which you have not included. Kindly clarify how the diagnosis of pelvic congestion made. Was it by an ovarian venography? There are trea...  Read Full »

Is the removal of all wisdom teeth safe?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an infection in my lower left wisdom teeth. The doctor drained my operculum and suggested to get all four wisdom teeth removed. I am freaked out, because the lower ones are not completely erupted. I have attached my x-ray. Can you please tell me whether it is safe to do this proce...  Read Full »

Dr. Nivedita Dalmia


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Both lower wisdom teeth are impacted; they have to be removed, as and when required (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can get the tooth removed of upper and lower on the same side causing pain. If you only remove lower once, then the upper teeth will n...  Read Full »

Is GA necessary for dental procedures on a 2.6-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2.6 years old. His four front teeth look black now. The enamel did not form in the front teeth when it erupted. Also, the molars have very deep cavity as can be seen in the image and there are other small cavities too. His teeth were crooked and got decayed so fast. The pedodont...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no need for such procedure at this age. The front four teeth will usually never cause any pain to the child, but it has to remain there to maintain the space till the permanent teeth come in its space. So, leave the front four teeth as it is. The molar teeth, whi...  Read Full »

It takes a long time for general anesthesia to work on me. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been told many times following surgery that it took a long time for me to get the effect of anesthesia. I even remember some anesthesiologists getting upset with me as it was taking so long and the attending nurses defending me. Last time during my surgery, I spoke with the anesthe...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have carefully reviewed your health query and want to add that there is a tendency of metabolizing the drugs differ in each individual. Also, you should understand that everyone has a different level of metabolism and processing of drugs by the body. What the body does...  Read Full »

How necessary is neuromuscular block during surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am going to have laparoscopic surgery to remove an ovarian dermoid cyst. I am afraid of being under general anesthesia in the presence of neuromuscular blocks. Is there a way to ensure that I am unconscious before administering the neuromuscular block? I have read a horrible story abo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Normally, all anesthesia, you can see are just a prick of a needle. So, if you do not fear the prick of a needle then you need not worry. Once the needle is pricked and the medicine goes in your body, you will not realize any pain neither remember anything. You would be ...  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 Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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 about anesthesia during labor.

Query: Hello doctor, I was wondering if an anesthesiologist would mind getting interviewed. I am writing a research paper and could not contact any anesthesiologist around me. Thank you for the help. Below are the questions I need an answer. 1. How many years have you been a part of this profession? 2...  Read Full »

Dr. Dineshkumar Murugesaboopathi


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am glad to answer your queries. Responses are by the question numbers: 1.I have been working as an anesthesiologist for the past 8 years. 2.I would administer anesthesia for around 15-20 caesarean sections per month. 3. In my practice RA is the choice of anesthesia...  Read Full »

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. Yatish Anant Jadhav


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 »

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