Fentanyl general anesthesia

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Avatar f tn Yes, they are safe. Most of us with cirrhosis commonly have an endoscopy and colonoscopy every year or so to screen and monitor the status of our varices. I have taken miralax many times with no adverse effects. What can more problematic is any anesthesia type drug(s) you may be given. I assume this procedure is being performed by your gastro and she/he is aware of your cirrhosis?
1348686 tn?1310654243 Propofol (otherwise known as general anesthesia) is a lot more dangerous and has many more risks that versed/fentanyl and other sedation medications. If they use propofol, they will usually need to intubate you which means a tube will be put down your throat and it will breathe for you. I assume newpatient2011 is one of the few people that had a bad experience with versed/fentanyl, but this is not the norm and I truly recommend against propofol for something simple like an endoscopy.
Avatar m tn Some months ago I had an anesthesia for a gastroscopy. There were usde the following neuroleptics: propofol, midazolam and fentanyl. I slept for about 2 hours and as soon as I woke up I was abnormally acting like a drunk. That being ended up in a couple of hours but unfortunately some symptoms and problems remained.
Avatar n tn Actually, fentanyl as an anesthesia med is pretty common - particularly for procedures requiring "twilight anesthesia" rather than general anesthesia, like colonoscopy and endoscopy. It's one of the faster metabolized drugs available, which is why it's fairly popular. The latest and greatest med for twilight anesthesia is propofol, but I don't think it's yet reached widespread use.
214864 tn?1229715239 He is going to have me placed under general anesthesia for the procedure, due to my having lost consciousness 3 years ago. I agreed, or shall I say that I had nothing to say at the time he was arranging this. Now, I am thinking about the last time I went under general anesthesia for sinus surgery, about 2 years ago. I had a very hard time in starting to breathe on my own. I guess because I kept falling back to sleep and would not breathe.
Avatar n tn General anesthesia would only be used in a patient that is combative (eg mental illness, Alzheimer's disease, infant or child. Local anesthesia is much less dangerous, less expensive, and its very hard to justify doing anyone under general. Also many surgicenters just cannot do general because they have a RN do the anesthesia not a MD anesthesiologist.
Avatar f tn There are ALWAYS risks with any kind of anesthesia...and general anesthesia has a higher risk of complications than an epidural. I understand your concern. I am 21 weeks pregnant with my third child (but my 2nd child was born 19 years ago!). Both of my children were born vaginally without an epidural and I plan to not have an epidural with this one...
301640 tn?1302652334 I looked up WPW and it can be controlled with meds. The good news is that, like most ventricular arrhythmias, it responds VERY well to RF ablation. The worst case scenario is that you nephew might need to have an ablation later in life. It's not fun but it is NOT difficult on the patient. Ablation is really not terribly invasive and doesn't even require general anesthesia. Around here they give you a jolt of versed and fentanyl and do the work while you are "elsewhere".
Avatar f tn Has anyone out there ever had to receive more then general and/or local anesthesia? I read that sometimes, so the patient does not cough or move during surgery, there will be a tube put down their thoat to be put on a breathing machine. This scares me - if anyone has had this done or know why its necessary or the pros & cons, please reply.
Avatar n tn The safest anesthesia for cataract surgery is topical (i.e., eye drops). Sometimes light sedation is also used with this method. Local (i.e., injection) anesthesia carries more risks than the eye drops, and you'll go home wearing an eye patch (and maybe a black eye.) General anesthesia involves the most risks. In my opinion, it's always a good idea to ask in advance what will be used.
Avatar f tn I have had three procedures, two where I got sedation and one where I got general anesthesia. Waking up from sedation the first time I felt tired and groggy but no nausea. The second time I got sedation I got a different type and I woke up groggy and hallucinating. I was nauseous, however part of the procedure was waking up with a tube down my throat into my small intestines to make some measurements so I don't know whether I would have been nauseous without the tube.
Avatar m tn My first two surgeries I was put under general anesthesia. They informed me for this 3rd surgery I would be under twilight or conscious sedation. They informed me that I would be able to talk with the doctor, but feel no pain. Well, like most folks that gives me some pose. I believe I have a more reasons than the average eye patient for this uncertainty of sedation. First, the drug Versed does not effect my memory. I have received this preoperatively for my last two surgeries.
1364139 tn?1280791344 I use the fentanyl patch for my neck and back pain and my pain management doctor feels that it is okay for me to continue to wear the patch during surgery (he is an anesthesiologist). I talked to the pharmacist today and he said that I absolutely should take off the patch, and even should take it off a few hours before since the medicine is still in the body and releasing so I don't technically need the patch attached to my skin for the last few hours before the surgery.
Avatar f tn Im on suboxone and I take 3 quarters a day of the tablets, im getting all four of my wisdom teeth removed and will be sedated,they are doing a IV and local anesthesia. I do not want to tell the surgeon because they will look at me differently. What should i do taper myself to a quarter a day and then not do any the day before and of the surgery? What should i do and will i be ok if i do that?
Avatar f tn I notice that after any procedure whether minor or major, I suffer from severe anxiety and panic attacks for at least a month after oral or general anesthesia. It is quite dibilitating!! Does anyone else suffer from this?. I almost become neurotic!!
Avatar f tn The orthopedic surgeon mentioned that the most likely anesthesia would be an epidural rather than a general anesthesia. There is little information on epidurals online. Is it given directly into the spine, like the spinal they sometimes give during labor? Someone told me that, for knee surgeries, the epidural is actually given below the spinal cord and there is no risk of injury to the spinal cord.
Avatar f tn However, they will have to run a few tests to check if local anesthesia is better or the general one. Iv been on claxean injections n asprin through out my pregnancy since my daughter was a really low birth weight. So wat do u think is better local or general?
Avatar f tn I have never had a cystoscopy but I did have surgery under general anesthesia a week and a half ago. First, if you have questions, don't be afraid to ask you parents or doctor. Second, general anesthesia is easy! You just take an awesome nap! The beginning gas is a little stinky but from there it is nothing. You will be sore later I'm sure but the actual anesthesia is very easy! I wish you the best of luck an no worries!
Avatar m tn The main choice is iv sedation with local block vs general which is the tradition method. General anesthesia will usually make you more groggy and nauseated afterward than iv sedation but makes the surgery technically easier for the surgeon. Talk with an experienced strabismus surgeon, the best in your area, and see what he or she prefers - that would be your best bet.