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Can Lidocaine Cause Constipation
I have been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis. Can a dsmo w/ lidocaine and sodium bicarbonate treatment cause constipation?
I have been using a lidocaine cream for an anal fissure. I haven't pooped in 3 days. Is the lidocaine causing my constipation?
NO, local only.: Doesn't have any systemic effectsGet a more detailed answer ›
Theoretically: Everything could. However, if you are asking about Lidocaine injected to induce local anesthesia, the swelling might be not only due to volume given but small bruise (hematoma) as well. Swelling can also be sign of inflammation or allergic reaction, with that broad question you might be better off discussing your specifics with the health professional. ...Read more
Rare but possible: Lidocaine is one type of local anesthetic or "numbing medicine". It is used for numbing skin, in nerve blocks, and in epidurals. It should not be directly injected into a large nerve because the nerve could be damaged. This is why ultrasound is often used to place nerve blocks, so that the local anesthetic is injected near, not in, the nerve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: No, the drugs are chemically distinct.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will tennis elbow cause pain on the upper part of the forearm & also behind the elbow? I got a lidocaine injection, @first i was worse but felt better
Very low probability: As with any drug, there is a therapeutic level and toxic level. For dental anesthetics there is a large difference in the amount of drug that is typically used for dental procedures and the toxic amount. If the anesthetic is inadvertently injected in an artery, there could be life threatening effects, but this is also extremely rare. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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