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The Blood Patch: Info You Can Use

| April 20, 2013 | 121 Comments

Updated: July 29, 2016 So you are getting a blood patch for a spinal headache.  What is a blood patch? 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 […]

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

| February 27, 2013 | 209 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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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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Epidural Side Effects for the Laboring Patient

| January 31, 2013 | 78 Comments

Updated: July 29, 2016 Getting an epidural but curious about potential epidural side effects? Your answers are here. 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. […]

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Chest Pain and Anesthesia

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Worried about having chest pain and undergoing anesthesia?  Read one of the site’s best question and answer series below. 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 […]

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Nervous About Pain After Surgery?

| October 8, 2012 | 3 Comments

Pain after surgery is something that most patients are anxious about. I am having my hip replaced!? That’s bound to hurt! 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 […]

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Spinal Anesthesia: The Definitive Guide

| June 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Spinal anesthesia is used to keep patients out of pain during surgery.  Are you nervous about a spinal? 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. […]

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What is Anesthesia? Get the Facts

| May 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

Have you ever wondered, what is anesthesia?  Strictly speaking, it is the absence of sensation.  So when I was 16 and underwent an MRI for my knee, how much anesthesia did I receive? What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I got awesome sleep. […]

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What is an Epidural?

| March 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

Want to learn more about an epidural and epidural 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 of my […]

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