My mom is getting two different surgeries that are roughly a month a part from each other. Is it safe for her to go under general anesthesia so close to each other? Also does it cause memory loss?
Is It Safe to Undergo General Anesthesia Within a Month of Each Other?
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General anesthesia one month apart
It is safe to have general anesthesia one month apart. Less than one month will increase some complication risks such as blood clots in the legs that may lead to a clot in the lung but this is still a very small risk.
Anesthesia and surgery
Having surgery a month a part really depens upon the extent of surgery and your mother's overall medical condition. Hard to say without knowing more.
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