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What happens if you stop breathing during anesthesia?

I am a 20 year old male. I want to know what happens if you stop breathing during anesthesia?

6 Answers

The anesthesiologist will find out why
It depends on the surgery. Many surgeries require that you don't breathe, so the anesthesiologist is there to do it for you via a machine. If you undergo a procedure where you breathe on your own and suddenly stop, the anesthesiologist will be able to restore your breathing.

Boris Yaguda, M.D.
Your anesthesiologist is there to support your airway and maintain ventilation. This may include placing an oral or nasal airway, laryngeal mask airway (LMA), mask ventilation with positive pressure, or intubation, i.e., placing a breathing tube into the trachea.
Most people stop breathing with anesthesia, it's a mechanism of the drugs. The anesthesia team will breathe for you as needed.
Keeping you breathing is the anesthesiologist's job. If you stop breathing spontaneously, he/she will do it for you. That's our job.  
Maybe you are intubated