Anesthesia - Topic Overview
What happens while you're under anesthesia and when you recover? continued...
Some effects of anesthesia may last for many hours after surgery.
- You may have some
numbness or less feeling in part of your body if you had
local or regional anesthesia.
- Your muscle control and
coordination may be affected.
- You may have nausea and vomiting. Most of the time, this can
be treated and doesn't last long.
- You may feel cold and may shiver when you first wake up.
For minor surgeries, you may go home the same day. If surgery is more complicated, you may have to move to a hospital room to continue your
recovery. If you stay in the hospital, your doctor or nurse will visit you to
check on your recovery and answer any questions you