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size of epidural needle

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Special bevel: An epidural needle is designed to enter what is considered the epidural space. There is a very slight curved bevel to allow the needle to enter this s ... Read More
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: They are long, hollow needles with a curved tip.
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Epidural needle: Generally its a 3.5 inch to 5inch needle. Generally speaking it can be 20g to 25g needle. Hard to say more since every doc uses different types of n ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Betts
33 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
22 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Needle would not cause degenerative disk disease.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Discuss with MD: How long ago was your delivery? It is common to have some back pain in the first few days after an epidural due to musculoligamentous trauma from the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
After arrival : An IV is placed shortly after arrival. If you want an epidural then yes a needle is required.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
? your question ?: You made a statement but did not ask a question.Please start over and give basic information and a specific question.The questions are not linked on t ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Talk to your OBGYN: Or a women's clinic, or midwife or doula to find support groups and reassurance. Try the hollywood birth ctr or amazing births ; beyond. Even long-dis ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
That is a very: dangerous situation called a total spinal, your blood pressure will drop and you won't be able to breathe. But there will be emergency equipment immed ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Epidural too far: That can be dangerous because it becomes a spinal anesthetic which requires much less medication. Low blood pressure and inability to ventilate can oc ... Read More

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