Risks of general anaesthetic to CKD3 patients

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Risks of general anaesthetic to CKD3 patients

Postby allen-uk » Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:27 pm

Hello.

I've got to have an ear polyp removed, and they've tried with what they call 'local' anaesthesia - actually, Emla cream, stuffed down to the ear drum - not very anaesthetic, hurt like hell, and anyway the doc couldn't get the polyp out.

So now the talk is General Anaesthetic. I have coronary artery disease (helped by a stent a couple of years ago), and stage 3 CKD, which has been stable for some years.

Question is, while I know that the heart-stopping operations are most definitely BAD for any sort of kidney patients, how about a 'light' dose of General Anaesthesia? The removal operation would take about ten minutes!

Has anyone any experience of GA with CKD3, or similar? It would be extremely helpful to hear.

Thanks.

Allen.
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Re: Risks of general anaesthetic to CKD3 patients

Postby wagolynn » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:17 pm

Hi allen-uk,

I would not worry, the anaesthetists will look into your medical records, and may arrange some tests. If there is a significant risk they will advise you. There is always a very small risk with a general, about 1-2 in 200,000 but the mythical bus is more likely to get you first.

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Re: Risks of general anaesthetic to CKD3 patients

Postby allen-uk » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:33 pm

Ta for that.

I shall look out for buses...
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Re: Risks of general anaesthetic to CKD3 patients

Postby HannahW » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:41 am

allen-uk wrote:Hello.

I've got to have an ear polyp removed, and they've tried with what they call 'local' anaesthesia - actually, Emla cream, stuffed down to the ear drum - not very anaesthetic, hurt like hell, and anyway the doc couldn't get the polyp out.

So now the talk is General Anaesthetic. I have coronary artery disease (helped by a stent a couple of years ago), and stage 3 CKD, which has been stable for some years.

Question is, while I know that the heart-stopping operations are most definitely BAD for any sort of kidney patients, how about a 'light' dose of General Anaesthesia? The removal operation would take about ten minutes!

Has anyone any experience of GA with CKD3, or similar? It would be extremely helpful to hear.

Thanks.

Allen.


Hi Allen, did everything go ok? I need to have a polyp removed from my ear too with general anesthesia. I'm a bit worried.
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