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What are some common side effects of anesthesia after surgery?

Common side effects of anesthesia after surgery include drowsiness, nausea and vomiting. Most people have no side effects following anesthesia. For those that do the symptoms usually go away quickly. The doctor who manages the anesthesia should be able to help treat any of the side effects with other medications.

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