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How can the epidural during pregnancy affect an epileptic person?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Epidural vs. Spinal: Complications such as infection and bleeding are rare but possible with both spinal and epidural anesthesia. If these complications occur in an epileptic person, there is a chance the seizure threshold will be lowered thereby increasing the likelihood of a seizure. In obstetrics, epidural anesthesia has a long record of safety for labor & c-section. Discuss with neurologist & anesthesiologist.
Answered on Sep 22, 2013
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