Are there any side effects of anesthesia?

There are always possible side effects with any procedure/anesthetic. You may feel tired and groggy, have a sore throat, feel cold, or have an upset stomach or nausea/vomiting. Medications can be given to reduce any side effects.

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NPO

Nil per os, Latin for “nothing by mouth”

Nothing per mouth or NPO refers to the direction of having nothing to eat or drink during a time period before surgery. Usually begins midnight the day before.

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