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Is it possible to have emergency C-section without anesthesia?

Is it possible to have emergency C-section without anesthesia?

Difficult: It's possible but realistically there is always local anesthesia available along with other meds which can be given quickly to help in an emergency. Truly emergent c-sections have been done with nothing (bad idea...), with IV meds (ketamine, versed, etc), or local injection (lidocaine, marcaine...Doesn't really work well either). If anesthesia isn't available (rare) it is possible but painful. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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In case of an emergency c section, do I have the right to choose my anesthesia?

In case of an emergency c section, do I have the right to choose my anesthesia?

Great question: It depends on the true nature of the emergency. If you already have an epidural in place that is working well it can often be used during an emergency. However when time is of the essence, and the baby or mom are at risk, general anesthesia is the fastest way to get a distressed baby out and cared for. Please rely on the expertise of your obstetrician and anesthesiologist to make the best choice. ...Read more

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Am I fertile after emergency C-section delivery?

Am I fertile after emergency C-section delivery?

Probably: It is unusual for c-sections, emergency or otherwise to cause infertility. On occasion, they can cause scar tissue that results in infertility. ...Read more

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Do you have to wear support stockings after an emergency c-section?

Do you have to wear support stockings after an emergency c-section?

No: After a csection, the best way to prevent dangerous blood clots is to get up and move. During the csection we use devices on the legs to reduce clots that can be continued until the mom is moving. Generally we want our patients out of bed by the following morning. ...Read more

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Does an emergency c section weaken the cervix?

Does an emergency c section weaken the cervix?

No: No it won't unless a classical C/S was done and extended into the cervix or a transverse C/S also had a improperly repaired cervical tear. ...Read more

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How risky is an emergency c-section?

How risky is an emergency c-section?

Relatively safe: Like any other emergent surgery, a C-section carries a risk. However this is a very safe surgery and there are very few complications. ...Read more

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How dangerous can an emergency c-section be?

How dangerous can an emergency c-section be?

Depends.: Depending on the emergency (maternal vs. Fetal) stat cesareans can even be lethal. Despite increased risk for infection, fetal injury, hysterectomy and bleeding, stats are generally safe and have great outcomes. Cesarean section is the most commonly performed life-saving surgery in the us nowadays. So, if you or yours need one, rest assured that it is done for good reason and expect great outcome. ...Read more

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR AN NON EMERGENCY C-SECTION TO BEGIN AND END?

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR AN NON EMERGENCY C-SECTION TO BEGIN AND END?

Depends: The length of a surgery depends on many factors. The patients weight and size is one important factor. The number of previous c sections or other abdominal surgery is another. The speed and skill set of the surgeon is another factor. Each case is different. ...Read more

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How safe is emergency C-section at safe 31 weeks?

Emergency: The answer does not in any way matter. Emergency is emergency. That means there is no debate or discussion. It had to happen. Not sure why this is not obvious. ...Read more

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I had an emergency c-section; can my abdomen ever get flat or get feeling back in it?

I had an emergency c-section; can my abdomen ever get flat or get feeling back in it?

Yes!: During your stat c-section some nerve ending were transected and will take some time to get the feeling back, however a flat tummy after a c/s is certainly possible and the reason most stars opt for it. ...Read more

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After having an emergency c-section, will I be able to try delivering vaginally again?

After having an emergency c-section, will I be able to try delivering vaginally again?

Maybe not: It depends on the type of incision into the uterus, and the conditions under which the first cesarean section was found to be necessary. Vaginal birth after c/s (vbac) is becoming less common due to undiagnosed subsequent uterine rupture, complications, and liability issues.. ...Read more

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If I had an emergency c-section with my first child does that mean I will be at high risk with a second?

If I had an emergency c-section with my first child does that mean I will be at high risk with a second?

Need x C section: Depending upon the reason why you required c section. If there is something permanent like small pelvis then you will probably require always c sections. If there was fetal suffering or stress during the last moments of labor then it is probably a one time deal. Ask your ob. ...Read more

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Pain on left side above waist area since having emergency c section just over 8 weeks ago also still bleeding?

Pain on left side above waist area since having emergency c section just over 8 weeks ago also still bleeding?

Contact your OB MD: At 8 weeks post C/section recurring pain is not usually the case. Contact your treating OB MD for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Should I have ultrasound scan before emergency C-section due to bleeding? If so why?

Should I have ultrasound scan before emergency C-section due to bleeding? If so why?

NO!: If you are having an emergency C-section then that means something is very wrong. It would be wrong to stop and take the time to do an ultrasound. An emergency C-section means that the surgery needs to be done immediately to save the life of the mom and baby. ...Read more

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Iv had 2 kids and am 33 weeks first one was emergency C-section and second was reg C-section what's the chance of goin into labor for number 3?

Iv had 2 kids and am 33 weeks first one was emergency C-section and second was reg C-section what's the chance of goin into labor for number 3?

You'll definitely...: ...Go into labor at some point if no c/s is done first; but vbac (vaginal birth after caesarean) is less safe than a planned c/s so that's what will be offered. ...Read more

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I've been trying to get pregnant for months and it just not happening, I already have a 6 year old, who I had a emergency c - section with. Why?

I've been trying to get pregnant for months and it just not happening, I already have a 6 year old, who I had a emergency c - section with. Why?

See your OB: There is a chance that your trouble getting pregnant is related to the previous C-section. It also may be completely unrelated. Either way, your OB should be able to help you figure out what to do next if you're trying but not able to get pregnant again. There are many possibilities so start with your OB. ...Read more

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I took a home test on 12-10-13.I had a emergency c-section 8 months ago, I haven't had a normal cycle since. My last cycle was11-25-13.Am I prengnant?

Breastfeeding: You had a baby 8 months ago, are you still breastfeeding? This will definitely throw off your menstrual cycle. If not breastfeeding, then there could be other reasons for lack of period. Did you have massive blood loss at cesarean? This can lead to problems with pituitary. Sounds like if you're not breastfeeding, you should get checked by doctor to rule out anything serious. ...Read more