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What Happens If You Eat Before Epidural
Possible Cancel: If you were scheduled to be done with sedation it may be canceled or offered without sedation. The purpose of not eating/drinking for a specified period before the injection known as npo is to reduce the risk of vomiting and aspirating contents into the lungs while sedation. Aspiration can be deadly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My fiance had our baby about a year ago and she received epidural. Since then, every time it gets cold, shehas pain in spot she received it. Why does it happen?
Should get better!: Even a tiny "injury", such as a needle stick, is perceived by the body as a reason to mount a healing response, and this is accompanied by some minor inflammation. Your fiancee may still be feeling a little of this process. Cold tends to aggravate many kinds of pain. When it happens, she should use heat, massage, and Ibuprofen or naproxen. Unless there is severe pain or weakness, don't worry! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes absolutely: An epidural is a needle stick and needle sticks hurt. Uusually it hurts about the same as an I.V. But if i hit a bone(1 in 5) it may hurt or rmay not hurt more. U might get a bruise and it may hurt after like any bruise but there is no chacne of disc dammage which is what most mean by back injury. If i hit a nerve (1 in 1000) it hurts like a bang on your funny bone, usually resolves the same. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get an epidural: When I was on the obstetrical service in the 1970's and there was a popular movement for "natural childbirth" supposedly without any anesthetics, I did not see one out of about 150 women in labor who refused artificial help with the pain -- no matter how much they had boasted at the onset that they would need nothing. ...Read more
Beware!: ? if epidural can affect back. My cohort of 20 women had birthing epidurals & incurred chronic low back pain. Unifying dynamic: all w. post-birth unilateral sacroiliac joint disorder per Occupational Disability Guidelines & family members instructed, by med staff, to hyperextended legs into flexion & abduction during dorsal lithotomy position. Women blamed anesthesiologist's needle. SIJ ligaments? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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