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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 long should i wait for using slimming belts after C-section i had emergency C-section 2 month ago?

How long should i wait for using slimming belts after C-section i had emergency C-section 2 month ago?

Should be ok: it take 6-8 weeks for the muscle to reach final healing stage after that any activity like exercize or wearing the slim belts is ok ...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