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I have not been diagnosed with ALS; however, my doctors are monitoring me.

Recently, one of my "other" doctors has suggested a hysterectomy for reasons quite unrelated to my neurological symptoms. It is elective in the larger scheme of things.

I am however, concerned that a general anethestic might have a deleterious effect
on my neurological symptoms and am therefore reluctant to have the surgery.

Has anyone heard or been told this? If so, can you point me towards some research?

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My dad has been under anesthesia twice since being on a ventilator and has had no set backs from it. I don't know what the doctors say about it, but our experiences were ok.
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thanks, dana. I've been nosing around the net and have found a few references.
It seems that the surgeons must take the motor neuron disease into account in
dealing with the anesthesia. For example, if a person already has respiratory/bulbar symptoms.

There is evidently a muscle relaxant component to anesthia which may have an adverse effect.

I need to gather some more data before choosing what is essentially an elective procedure.

I'm very glad to hear of your positive experience. That's encouraging.
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I have always wondered about anesthesia because I had a hysterectomy in May of 2002 and a biopsy of vocal cords in November 2002, and I started with slurring of speech two months after the Nov. surgery. When I was at Cleveland Clinic about six months after that for my throat problem and the doctor noticed my tongue, I heard him ask the assistant who had taken my history if I was put under for both those surgeries. And that visit was the beginning of what I am experiencing now. Cleveland Clinic sent me to a neurologist and all the testing began.
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http://www.mdausa.org/publications/Q...nesthesia.html
http://bja.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/92/3/432
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q...&dopt=Abstract

Those are a few sites I found discussing anesthesia.

I just suspect that it could exacerbate or trigger what is already there. No indication of a cause and effect relationship.

Thanks for your feedback, Ellen.
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I have always wondered about anesthesia because I had a hysterectomy in May of 2002 and a biopsy of vocal cords in November 2002, and I started with slurring of speech two months after the Nov. surgery. When I was at Cleveland Clinic about six months after that for my throat problem and the doctor noticed my tongue, I heard him ask the assistant who had taken my history if I was put under for both those surgeries. And that visit was the beginning of what I am experiencing now. Cleveland Clinic sent me to a neurologist and all the testing began.


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