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How long does it take for lidcaine to wear off?

I needed anesthesia for my extraction today, and that area is still numb in my mount. It's been two hours already. How long does lidocaine usually last?

Why is epinephrine used with lidocaine?

My procedure is going to use epinephrine and lidocaine together, but I don't know why epinephrine is really necessary. Why is it going to be used with lidocaine for my surgery?...

Why does anesthesia cause people to shake when coming out of it?

My aunt experience the chills once she regained consciousness after surgery. When my mom asked the doctor why it was happening, he said it was completely normal and from the anesthesia....

How long would I be sedated for a colonoscopy?

I chose to be sedated during my colonoscopy. My doctor wanted me to do it without the sedation, but I feel uncomfortable with the whole procedure already, so I'd rather be sedated....

Can I drive after MOHS surgery?

I'm scheduled to have MOHS surgery very soon, and I'm well aware that I do receive local anesthesia where the tumor is. But still, should I have someone drive me to my procedure...

Is there proof that anesthesia could cause ADHD?

A long time ago, Fox published an article about anesthesia being a cause of ADHD. For some reason I was thinking about this again, and I looked it up on google and saw a few studies...

Why is my son hyper after anesthesia?

My son was under general anesthesia for his surgery, and now that he's home, he's more hyper than usual. I did expect his mood to change after having general anesthesia--like...

What's the point of palliative sedation?

My aunt, who was in hospice before she died, was sedated--I'm just wondering about the reason for sedating someone in hospice care? Is it just for pain, so they wouldn't suffer...

Is anesthesia used during colonscopies?

I'm going to have my colonoscopy soon--really as a precautionary measure because colon cancer runs in my family. My only question is am I going to be receiving some sort of anesthesia...

How long does dental anesthesia last?

I'm going to need an extraction soon, so I know I'm going to need anesthesia for it as well. But I'm just wondering, how long does dental anesthesia last, usually?

How can I reassure my son about general anesthesia?

My son needs to have appendix removed, and he's beyond worried about the anesthesia. He somehow had gotten the idea that he would wake up during surgery. I tried telling him...

Will I experience numbness after surgery?

I have a surgery scheduled for Friday, and I'm wondering if it would be possible to experience numbness throughout my body after the surgery is done. Is it possible to have numbness...

What is "twilight" anesthesia used for?

I've never heard of twilight anesthesia until recently, and I heard that this type of anesthesia could be an alternative to general. What is this anesthesia typically used for?...

Is there a difference between local and regional anesthesia?

I've heard anesthesiologists throw both of these terms around, and I can't imagine them having much of a different meaning. Is there a difference between these types of anesthesia?...

Why are older people more sensitive to anesthesia?

My grandmother's doctor is really concerned that her anesthesia will cause several issues for her after surgery. Like memory loss, confusion, etc. She does have issues with memory...

Why is it necessary to see the anesthesiologist before surgery?

My surgeon says that I need to visit the anesthesiologist before I have my surgery at the end of the month--but I don't get why it's necessary. Is there any reason why I need...

Is manipulation under anesthesia effective?

I have issues with chronic back pain, mainly in my lower back--and no matter what I do or what I take it's not going away. Should I consider manipulation under anesthesia? Does...

Does anesthesia have an effect on my kidneys?

Since my surgery (which was under general), I've had issues with passing urine. Not only does it hurt when I try, I also only pee a little each time. I want to know if the anesthesia...

What will my anesthesiologist do if I'm nauseous?

My mother was so nauseous from the anesthesia, and I don't want to feel the same after mine. Can my anesthesiologist do anything to prevent nausea?

How much does anesthesia cost at the dentist?

I'm going to have general anesthesia for a dental procedure in two weeks (the appointment is far from now because I'm currently out of town). My insurance only covers about 10%...

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