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I am having a D&C soon to remove a polyp & am freaking out scared because I have mitral valve prolapse & will be getting general anesthesia. My cardio doc says I'll be fine  but I am still worried. I never had general anesthesia before. Anyone with similar situation?

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      Mzd3 wrote Jul 20, 2009
    • I dont know much about this but my husband has mitral valve prolapse and he did get sick after surgery on his knee , but as long as your anestisiologist(sp)knows , you should be fine...




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      Doreen XoXo wrote Jul 20, 2009
    • I have mitral valve prolapse.  I used to have to be premedicated before any dental work.  That was put to rest recently.  My MVP never had an impact on any surgery I have had.  No worries.  You’ll be fine.

      xoxo




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      Doreen XoXo wrote Jul 20, 2009
    • Getting sick after surgery/anesthesia has nothing to do with MVP.  Youre told not to eat or drink before surgery as to not vomit or to choke on vomit.  Has nothing to do with MVP.




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      Tamra wrote Jul 21, 2009
    • I would not worry if the dr is not concerned.  D&C’s are common procedures, and MVP is very common in people, according to my father’s cardiologist.  

      Although I have not been diagnosed, I suspect I also have MVP since both of my parents do.  I have had general anesthesia several times with no cardiac complications.  If I were in your shoes, I would not be worried.

      However, I’d be more concerned with monitoring the MVP over time.  My father’s heart became mishapen after many years of leakage caused by the valve.  If that begins to happen, there are procedures that can be done to stop it and prevent further cardiac problems.  Just keep an eye things.

      Hope you are better soon.




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      Amethyst wrote Jul 21, 2009
    • Thank you for all of your answers. I have a cardiologist I’ve been going to for years who monitors my condition and I have regular tests. Because I never had surgery that required general anesthesia, that is what worries me. He says I should be fine and my gyn says the same. I guess worrying is normal but its also making me crazy.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jul 21, 2009
    • my sis has MVP and has had surgery with no problem. As long as all medical personnel are informed you will be in good hands. Best to you in the procedure.




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      Anne E wrote Jul 21, 2009
    • i had general anesthesia when my wrist was operated on.  I felt a little nauseous when I was in recovery, but other than that it’s not bad at all.  I’ll be saying a prayer for you and trusting that you‘re in good hands.




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      Amethyst wrote Jul 22, 2009
    • thank you - all these responses help - please keep them coming




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