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Well how's this for a scary thought waking up during surgery.
It happens do as many as one in 500 patients according to data from studies across the globe but now further data suggest that most of those people who wake up.
Don't think it's a very big deal.
A professor -- Oxford university in the UK reviews those studies and he claims that most people who wake up during surgery -- -- -- so called third state of consciousness.
He says there -- somewhat aware of the conversations going on around them while under anesthesia but.
They may not be able to feel the knife on their skin and that they still don't feel pain from that.
Professor says that could be why -- could be why only one in 151000 people who wake up under the knife actually bother to tell their doctors about it.
Doctors treat our paparazzi joins us now he's an eye surgeon who will hereby go as doctor -- since we can't really pronounce the rest -- an introductory you've actually had a patient wake up on you right.
I have had a picture -- upon me on a few times and it's -- experience of course because as a surgeon the last thing that you want is for somebody to be.
Moving out of the microscope.
To cause that you know any untoward complications.
Or struck coughing -- or any of that.
But it's interesting because.
Sometimes and nurses and the doctors in the operating room.
Completely overlook that the patient might be awakened and you'd be amazed at the kind of conversations that happen.
About what's going on -- things that are completely -- related that all of a sudden you hear.
Contribute to the conversation and that come -- the real shock.
You know make it fun of these patients are you doctor.
When I was in residency.
Highway is helping a doctor.
On a pretty complicated case.
And things were not going well.
And the doctor I won't use of four letter words I'll just paraphrase -- You know -- -- shoot and that patient heard that and he goes oh my god is everything okay right.
And -- so nobody really knew that the patient was awake but.
The reality is is that you know they're different levels of and it's easy of course.
PL can sometimes metabolize and medication much faster some -- and it's always a fine balance between.
Getting rid of the sensation vs getting rid of the pain and part of the problem is is when you use muscle relaxant.
And you paralyze some of the muscles you know.
They can't really react but they're still feeling the pain so it's it's very hard to know.
And that's all freaked me out as you know not so much worried about the pain and maybe the knife cut and so forth you don't freaks me out the most is waking up and being -- dated that you just can't move and having -- breathing tube.
-- -- -- not really knowing about it I mean for a guy whose whose claustrophobic.
I you know that would be be awful.
That is the scariest part and in fact when you ask people who end up.
Remembering some of that fear or when -- going on to have some of this post traumatic component of that.
They will tell you that it is a horrible feeling.
Q know that you're you know you're -- to want to react.
But the body is just not responding because.
All of the muscles have been paralyzed -- its a really an extraordinary experience but as you -- earlier.
Not lot of people actually share that experience.
You know they they as they remember some of the conversation but it's sort of an out of body out of mind experience.
That's really hovering above the operating table.
Little sub conscious trauma doctors treat her putter -- -- doctor.
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