Archive for February, 2013

Itching After Anesthesia and Surgery

| February 28, 2013 | 20 Comments

Here’s another great question and answer covering itching after surgery and anesthesia. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I got awesome sleep. Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube inserted at all. Procedure was not performed. my sides […]

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What is a Nerve Block?: Your Guide to Regional Anesthesia

| February 27, 2013 | 207 Comments

Updated: July 29, 2016 If you are scheduled for surgery, you might be surprised when your surgeon or anesthesiologist recommends a nerve block. Here you’ll find out exactly what it is, how it’s done, what the benefits are, and what complications could arise. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore […]

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The Types of Anesthesia: Your Definitive 5 Minute Guide

| February 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

Curious about the different types of anesthesia?  What is the difference between local anesthesia, general anesthesia, and conscious sedation? How about nerve blocks, spinals, and epidural anesthesia? And exactly how much alcohol is in a bier block? What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. […]

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Strokes & Anesthesia: What You Need To Know

| February 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

Many folks have questions about strokes (or cerebrovascular accidents) as it relates to undergoing surgery and anesthesia. Perhaps they have suffered a stroke in the past and are now concerned about having anesthesia. Or maybe they are just concerned about the effects of anesthesia on the brain and naturally start thinking about strokes. In this […]

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My 5 Favorite Valentines Day Quotes

| February 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

Happy Valentines Day from Anesthesia Myths. No, Valentines Day has nothing to do with anesthesia. In fact, we hope the only “anesthetic” you experience today is the kind Edgar Allen Poe described in the following way: What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I […]

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The Day of Surgery

| February 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

The day of surgery can provoke a variety of emotions, from excitement to anxiety and sometimes fear.  Learn about the important events on the day of surgery so that you can be more informed. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I got awesome […]

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The Labor Epidural: Is it Dangerous For Me & My Baby?

| February 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

Many women have had a labor epidural.  And many women have strong opinions, for and against labor epidurals.  Want to learn more?  What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I got awesome sleep. Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the […]

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Anesthesia for Lap Band Surgery

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are you having bariatric surgery, weight loss surgery, lap band surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric bypass surgery? What kind of anesthesia will you have? What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I got awesome sleep. Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never […]

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