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What are common complaints from anesthesia after having a surgery?

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When you wake up from "being under" during your surgery, you won't be feeling your best. Common complaints include:

These symptoms usually don't last long.

  • Being queasy
  • Confusion
  • Chills
  • Itching
  • Sore throat

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "After Surgery."

Cleveland Clinic: "What You Need to Know About Pain Control After Surgery."

American Society of Anesthesiologists: "Effects of Anesthesia."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Is Atelectasis?" "What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Atelectasis?" "How Is Atelectasis Treated?"

CDC: "FAQs About Surgical Site Infections."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Surgical Site Infections."

Torpy, J.M. , published online June 23, 2010. Journal of the American Medical Association

Darrah, D.M. , published online September 27, 2009. Anesthesiology Clinics

OrthoInfo: "Deep Vein Thrombosis," "Preventing Blood Clots After Orthopaedic Surgery."

Merck Manual: "Surgery."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 18, 2018

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "After Surgery."

Cleveland Clinic: "What You Need to Know About Pain Control After Surgery."

American Society of Anesthesiologists: "Effects of Anesthesia."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Is Atelectasis?" "What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Atelectasis?" "How Is Atelectasis Treated?"

CDC: "FAQs About Surgical Site Infections."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Surgical Site Infections."

Torpy, J.M. , published online June 23, 2010. Journal of the American Medical Association

Darrah, D.M. , published online September 27, 2009. Anesthesiology Clinics

OrthoInfo: "Deep Vein Thrombosis," "Preventing Blood Clots After Orthopaedic Surgery."

Merck Manual: "Surgery."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 18, 2018

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