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Spinal Vs Epidural Anesthesia C Section
Please write strongest pain medication, complete drug plan for post C-section pain. I chose C-section with general anesthesia. I don't want spinal or epidural?
Analgesia: It would not be practical to provide you with rx plan for postop analgaesia without knowing your medical history. You have tied your anesthesiologist's hands by declining spinal/epidural. Both techniques can have opiate adjuvants which diminishes motor blockade whilst maintains sensory blockade. Elective general anesthesia for delivery is dangerous and as an anesthesiologist i wouldn't do that. ...Read more
The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more
Sole feet after my surgery,is there any relation between sole pain and c-section using spinal anesthesia?
Relatively, yes: Once a patient is put to sleep with general anesthesia, the OB surgeon has a finite(short) period of time to remove the baby prior to it being affected by the anesthesia drugs and being delivered in a flaccid state. Epidural anesthesia is "safer" as the patient is awake even though this modality carries some risks as well. ...Read more
For extreme nervous patients undergoing a c section, is general anesthesia better or taking a light sedative? Can sedative be given before spinal?
C-section : Safety is a priority and regional anesthesia is safer for c-sections. Patient can be sedated with versed if it is nessasary. General anesthesia is rarely done, mostly for emergencies , for failed regionals or debilitated patients, who can not cooperate. Effects of sedatives can be reversed in newborn in rare situations where it becomes nessasary. ...Read more
My 37 year old mother has a pain in the lower back including a part of the waist , had a caesarean section with spinal anesthesia 9 months ago ?
C section 2 mnths ago.spinal anesthesia and voltarene injections in left thigh.since then numbness in skin and pain when press the area.inflamation ?
In good hands: In the hands of a good anesthesiologist, they are very similar and one will not be any worse than the other. If you know you are having a c-section ahead of time, ask to talk to the anesthesiologist about your options and risk/benefit of different options before the scheduled surgery. ...Read more
Having a c section can't have an epidural or any thing that punctures the spin like a spinal block what is the next best pain med I can have?
Talk to your OB MD: Your present treating OB MD should mandatorily be consulted, and he/she can discuss all the options available to your specific medical condition as it exists. ...Read more
spinal a needle injects medicine into spinal canal to numb you and is then removed. Epidural a catheter is placed in a space between the spinal canal and an outer layer (not into the canal). Medicine is injected into it to numb you. It can be left in place after your surgery to help with pain control.
Both carry some risk/benefits so be sure to discuss with your OB and Anesthesia Specialist ...Read more
Hello I had a c section 3 yrs ago. I have back pain and feet are numb and painful could the spinal epidural cause this this late after my c section?
Whati to expect during c-section?Its my 2nd, im 37weeks pregnant &im nervous this time.My 1st was epidurial anesthesia, felt breathless that time, wtd?
Caesarian: If this is a planned c/s, request a spinal. If you don't have allergy to morphine, request morphine in your spinal. Yes, expect dome breathless moments, especially with exterior inaction of the uterus. If your anaesthesiologist prop you up on 2 pillows, you will have less chance of feeling bresthless. ...Read more
Depends: Usually, spinal anesthetic is better for C-section because a full term woman has airway risks when trying to place a breathing tube for general anesthesia. Both spinal and general can drop blood pressure and put stress on the heart. If the heart disease involves a large hole (like vsd), you would need a thorough cardiac medical eval. Good luck. Hopefully all turns up well. ...Read more
C-section delivery (spinal anaesthesia ) one month ago.. Experiencing leg pain while standing n walking mainly on the joints.Is it normal? seek help!
Regional anesthesia: Regional: a general term for nerve blocks of the extremities head and torso. An epidural is a type of regional anesthesia that is used for numbing the lower body from the umbilicus down. A nerve block is a specific nerve(or nerves being numbed. An interscalene nerve block is used to numb one arm for example. But an ISB is a type of regional anesthesia. ...Read more
Will having lipomas in lower back affect an epidural or spinal block given before having a csection?
Not unless multiple: A couple of lipomas of small size should not be an issue. Multiple and/or large tumors blocking access to your midline can prevent the anesthesiologist from accessing your spinal canal. ...Read more
Any part of spine: An epidural can be given anywhere along the full length of the spine. In the neck and upper spine, it is often used for pain management. An epidural can be placed in the mid-back for pain relief after chest or abdominal surgery. Epidurals are often placed in the lower back for labor pain, c-sections, or orthopedic surgery on the legs. So it depends on the need. ...Read more
What to expect for epidural anesthesia needle is pushed too far and the epidural anesthesia is injected into the area containing the CSF fluid and nerves?
That is a very: dangerous situation called a total spinal, your blood pressure will drop and you won't be able to breathe. But there will be emergency equipment immediately available and you should be 'saved' and just have to wait until it wears off. You will get a spinal headache afterwards ...Read more
Epidural anesthesia needle is pushed too far and the epidural anesthesia is injected into the area containing the CSF fluid and nerves, can you tell me more?
Epidurals can help!: Definitely helps more than it hurts! epidurals can be wonderful to help with labor pain and provide safe anesthesia for c-sections. Epidural steroids can help a lot with back pain. Epidurals can also be great for orthopedic procedures on the hips or knees. The anesthesiologist will numb up the area well, so it should hurt very little to have an epidural put in. Definitely worth it! ...Read more
Location...: Spinal anesthesia- local anesthesia is administered a a single shot in the subarachnoid space into the spinal fluid. It has rapid onset, provides profound surgical anesthesia and causes loss of muscle control below the blok level. Epidural- local anes is administered in the epidural space outside of the membrane which contains the spinal fluid through a catheter slower, but titrateable. ...Read more
It ranges from nothing to headache, infection causing meningitis, encephalitis...............
Most of the time nothing or headache treatable with tylenol (acetaminophen)....
Remember it is now lumbar puncture instead of epidural injection as far as medication is not injected ! ...Read more
Level?: Most frequent complication is spinal headache which can be treated with epidural blood patch. If the epidural placement is above lumbar level, although very low risk, spinal cord can be penetrated, which can cause neuro deficit. If epidural catheter placed and migrates to spinal space severe hypotension or complete spinal can occur and it can require control of the airway until spinal wears off. ...Read more
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