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is it dangerous for me to have an epidural during my hernia surgery

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Epidural anesthesia can be an option for some patients having surgery. Your anesthesiologist can work with your surgeon to help you decide the best ch ... Read More
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Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
Not worse than GA: Epidural can be placed for post-op pain control if big sx, good if sensitive to opioids, or used as primary anesthetic during. Risks of placement: hea ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
No: Epidural anesthesia is a safe and effective technique. However, it does come with risks. But these risks are generally low. Your anesthesiologists sho ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Other symptoms: How bad is the back pain? Some soreness at site of epidural normal for several days to a week. If pain 5/10 or higher, or if he also has headache, sus ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Sounds like: The surgeon was worried enough about that possibility to inform you that mesh could not correct the entire defect at the time of your repair.
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Dr. Andres Katz
48 years experience Vascular Surgery
Most likely: There are new techniques to bridge the defect, depends on individual cases. Get a second opinion
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Its possible: Recurrence risk or a new separate hernia developing depends on the size of your hernia before the repair in july, and the results you have achieved. Y ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Needs work up: may be related to medications, blood pressure or other conditions.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
Usually: The abdomen and site of the hernia have to be exposed to fix the hernia. The breasts and genital organs can usually remain covered. Feel free to dis ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Fix the hernia only: Diastasis recti is a thinning of the midline fascia between the "six pack" muscles, which results in a bulge developing in the upper abdomen with cont ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Unknown : It is common to have a variety of aches and pains after an operation that come and go. These are likely due to the operation itself, wound healing, po ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
46 years experience Breast Surgery
Not dangerous: The chances are that you are OK. The hernia repair surgery usually withstands sneezing. However since your surgery was recent, if you are having sympt ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
32 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Femoral hernis surgery is not significantly differnt from a regular inguinal henia surgery. Tampons will not affect your recovery and should be fine t ... Read More
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