After General Anaesthesia, you may have difficulty swallowing, a dry sort throat, and generalised muscle pain, which usually disappear the following day.
You may vomit after waking from the general anaesthetic and for 1 to 2 days afterwards. If necessary, the surgeon can provide you with medication to help stop the vomiting.
Some people find their concentration is not the best for a few days after the anaesthetic important decisions should be avoided during this time.
Occasionally the vein used can become tender. If this occurs keep the arm warm and at chest level. Certain ointments can help ease this discomfort.
Your anaesthetist will also let you know more about the side effect of general anaesthesia. If you wish to know more about it, please ask your anaesthetist on the day of the surgery or phone the anaesthetic practice. Our staff can provide you with their contact details.