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How long after a general anaesthetic is it safe to take a long

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How long after a general anaesthetic is it safe to take a long haul flight ?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Nomi replied 7 years ago.
Hi,
It is always recommended not to travel after 48 hrs of the general anesthesia .Some doctors recommend not to travel by air craft after 72 hrs.But it also depends how long you took anesthesia ,age of patient and duration for which you took it.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
So 4 weeks after should be okay for a lady aged 60 with high blood pressure - under medication ?
Expert:  Dr. Nomi replied 7 years ago.
Yes that is absolutely fine to travel by air after 4 weeks for a lady of age 60 years.
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