Hi, I was wondering whether there was any inherent risk in undergoing a general anaesthetic and unrelated surgeries whilst having ES?
I haven’t even got to the stage of getting diagnosed with ES yet and suspect that as well as having the classic symptoms, I also might have some very mild vascular symptoms too.
I haven’t decided whether I’m going to pursue the lengthy journey of getting diagnosed yet, but I am due to have an unrelated cosmetic procedure around my eyes that requires a general anaesthetic.
I’ve heard there’s somewhat of a risk of blood clots with general anaesthesia, so I’m wondering whether there’s any risk of going under if I have mild vascular compression?
Obviously anyone having ES surgery has to go under, so I would’ve thought the answer was no, but it’s not even something I can really ask my surgeon about. I haven’t even had a diagnosis and it opens up a whole can of worms, and you can bet there’s no way they’ll have heard of eagles. On the flip side, I do feel I should disclose those sort of concerns.
Any advice? Thanks.