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I recently had an ablation under general anesthetic and when

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I recently had an ablation under general anesthetic and when I was coming out I had severe cramping in my abdomen and asked for a bed pan. Not long after I had what I would call projectile diarrhea which most would call explosive diarrhea. I have had a few generals in my day and never anything like this. Is that a remarkable reaction to anesthesia?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
sorry about your reaction to the anesthesia.
sometimes this can happen.
if the diarrhea continues, you need to get your stools checked for infection like C diff infection.
often times antibiotics are used before or during these procedures
and can cause C diff infections of the bowels which can cause prolonged diarrhea.
if it was a one time event and the diarrhea has not continued, that is a good sign.
I would not stress if your diarrhea has not continued.
have you followed up with your surgeon after the procedure?