A 38-year-old member asked:
How long does an epidural anesthetic last?
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Neurology 33 years experience
Epidural anesthetic: It depends on why it was given. If for childbirth, the epidural lasts a few hours at most once it is removed. If for back pain or a pinched nerve, an epidural anesthetic also contains a steroid so the effect on pain can last months.
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Anesthesiology 29 years experience
It depends: On what medications were used.
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Last updated Nov 19, 2012
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