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    Default Ttc and general anaesthetic

    I will need a procedure next year, where I'll need to be put under a general. We are also going to be Ttc again.
    It's a semi elective procedure and I'm going private so I have some say over when it happens.
    Obviously I won't go ahead if pregnant or suspect I am, however I am just after experience with GA and Ttc and if it's ok to do around ovulation

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    General anaesthetics can be done when you're pregnant; do you know who the anaesthetist is and can you ring them etc to discuss?
    Can you bring surgery forward and delay ttc by 1 cycle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPopsicle View Post
    General anaesthetics can be done when you're pregnant; do you know who the anaesthetist is and can you ring them etc to discuss?
    Can you bring surgery forward and delay ttc by 1 cycle?
    I'll be able to move things around hoping to get it all in the same year so I only pay one excess lol

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    Can you time it for when you'd have Aunt Flo and get a boos test 24/48 hours before the procedure just to confirm you are not pregnant for your own piece of mind?
    Hope ttc and surgery go well

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    Colonoscopy so no don't want to have it done when AF is there lol ( strong family history and previous polyps found)

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    I had a colonoscopy while we were TTC. Mine was after AF but before ovulation. No dramas. Apart from the lovely prep of course. They will ask if you're pregnant or if there's a chance you might be pregnant. If it happens that it's booked and ovulation happens before, just hold off TTC that month. As someone who had precancerous polyps found, don't put it off just because you're TTC. You'd kick yourself if you'd delayed it to TTC and then they'd found something.

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    That's what I was thinking would work well. I too had a pre cancerous one and was told to go back every 3 years what were you told?

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    Same thing, every 3 years. My dad had a colonoscopy last year and my gastroenterologist told me that if there were any suspicious polyps or more than 5 or 10 (I can't remember exactly) precancerous polyps then I had to up mine to every year. Lucky for me, dads was fine so it's every 3 years. I don't know if DH would cope if I had to go through all the prep each year haha.

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    Default Ttc and general anaesthetic

    I would speak to the anaesthetist if you have any concerns. I wouldn't see it being a problem though, I had my gall bladder out under a GA when I was 6 months pregnant. They said it wouldn't effect bub but the pethadine I was only for a few months could.

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    If it's a colonoscopy it won't be done under a General Anaesthetic. It will be done with what we call "sedation". Usually propofol and a bit of fentanyl. Sometimes a little bit of midazolam also. These drugs have very short half-lives, so are not in your blood for very long at all. I can see no reason why they would affect your menstrual cycle, or efforts to conceive.
    But as a PP said, ask your Anaesthetist if you are concerned at all.

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