Apparition

1K Member
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
May 5, 2002
1,574
1
Visit site
Status
I have no clue about anesthesia (i'm not even in med school) but I have a general question that I had no luck googling. Does a local anaesthetic, such as lidocaine, reduce blood clotting. If used for a minor surgery, would the patient bleed for a longer period of time because of its use? Thanks!
 

Noyac

10+ Year Member
Jun 20, 2005
7,895
2,563
Status
Attending Physician
Apparition said:
I have no clue about anesthesia (i'm not even in med school) but I have a general question that I had no luck googling. Does a local anaesthetic, such as lidocaine, reduce blood clotting. If used for a minor surgery, would the patient bleed for a longer period of time because of its use? Thanks!

Not to my knowledge. At least not in the typical use of it.
 

davvid2700

Membership Revoked
Removed
10+ Year Member
Jul 31, 2005
348
0
42
Status
Apparition said:
I have no clue about anesthesia (i'm not even in med school) but I have a general question that I had no luck googling. Does a local anaesthetic, such as lidocaine, reduce blood clotting. If used for a minor surgery, would the patient bleed for a longer period of time because of its use? Thanks!
NO..