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can an epidural cause paralysis

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
It : It is scary to think of that needle going into your back! but there are some things most people don't know about that might ease your concerns. Firs ... Read More
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience Anesthesiology
Extremely Rare: And even then, the more experienced the anesthesia provider, the less likely such a rare event will occur; 20-30 years can easily pass on a busy labor ... Read More
Dr. David Sherer
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Unlikely: In theory it is possible but exceedingly rare. Learn more at drdavidsherer.Com.

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Betts
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Epidural: You do not need a c-section because of cp. The epidural is not placed over the spinal cord but over the nerve roots. Your chance of anything bad hap ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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No: The epidural is an injection into the area around the sac of your spinal cord- not an artery or a vein. This is a routine procedure in the hands of a ... Read More
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
That is possible: And sometimes the medicine accidently goes into a vein, the veins aren't visualized, but the amount given for a labor epidural is small and is given i ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
38 years experience Anesthesiology
?: Its hard to answer this as not sure what you are referring to. One can place an epidural for major surgery such as for a c-section or hysterectomy wh ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: Botulism usually causes constipation as its first sign, but can also lead to decreased movement, muscle weakness, trouble swallowing, and weak cry, bu ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
14 years experience Neurology
See answer below: Botulinum neurotoxins essentially prevent the release of acetylcholine (neurotransmitter) in the synaptic cleft, thus preventing the trigger of muscle ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Stein
Dr. Ian Stein answered
20 years experience Neurology
Many: Botulism toxin is the best known.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
39 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lots of things: Many problems can cause facial paralysis. It can be congenital, from a tick bite, ear infection, tumor in the face or skull, brain tumor, stroke, mul ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not on own.: The degenerative disc changes are indicative of potential future problems, but could contribute to a spinal stenosis, or if protruded or ruptured, a n ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Bells Palsy Facial N: It is facial palsy caused by dysfunction of 7th cranial nerve called facial nerve.It is caused by an inflammation of facial nerve which in turn causes ... Read More

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