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What is fever during labor

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Infection: The obstetrician will react accordingly. This could signal an intrauterine infection. The pediatrician will also evaluate once baby is born.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Chorio, epidural.: Chorioamnionitis (intrauterine infection) or central hyperthermia from epidural anesthesia are the two likely culprits. Other rare possibilities: pyel... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Yes and No: The symptom of fever and the pathology report of inflammation makes chorioamionitis a likely diagnosis. This should not lead to infertility. Hope all ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: Epidural or para cervical block are most common along with a pudental block. Iv pain medication could also be considered.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Up to you: You can try to do it naturally, use intravenous narcotics, or get an epidural.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Miller
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Pain: Stadol is an antagonist to most other normal pain meds. It has gone out of favor in most pain situations. It can cause delirium and poor pain control
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamran Saraf
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Great!: Intrathecal block is also called a spinal block. Typically an Anesthesiologist would insert an epidural catheter to give medication around your spine... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Ulmer
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Reaction to pain: Some people vomit when they are experiencing pain. It can occur with labor. It does not happen with everyone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Not rare.: It is fairly common to have persistent low back pain after epidural.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
In utero infection.: Chorioamnionitis (intraamniotic infection) can be the etiology. Alternative causes: maternal fever not from infection but from epidural, drug effects ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 21 years experience
Almost never: It is very rare to have any long term side effects from your epidural if you are otherwise healthy. Women who are at increased risk for bleeding are ... Read More

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