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What Happens If You Eat Something With An 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
Depends.....: It ranges from nothing to headache, infection causing meningitis, encephalitis............... Most of the time nothing or headache treatable with tylenol.... Remember it is now lumbar puncture instead of epidural injection as far as medication is not injected ! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessary: General anesthesia is the administration of general anesthetic agents that make a person unconscious. It’s achieved with certain medicines that put you into a deep sleep. Just for your information, variety of the different drugs combination is available and the procedure relatively safe. An epidural is an anesthetic (lidocaine) delivered through a small tube into an epidural space. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What happens when you get an epidural what's are the steps i'm going to be in labor soon and need to know?
Pain Relief!: Your back will be cleansed & made numb with surface anesthesia, you'll feel mild pressure when the epidural medication and catheter are put in place, & your relief will take effect gradually over 10-20 minutes. The procedure will be explained in greater detail during early labor. Your OB may be able to put you in touch with an anesthesia provider within her/his practice locally. Have fun! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No one is allergic to all medications used in general anesthesia. Have a consultation with a physician anesthesiologist who can help you find out which medications are a problem for you and which ones aren't. The local anesthetics (numbing medications) used in epidurals should not be any problem for you. It's important to sort this out in case you ever need emergency surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens when you get a flu shot right after you have a epidural? I forgot i had to wait 2 weeks after the epidural and got it today, 6 days after epidural. What could i expect to happen?
Diminished response: If you had an epidural injection for pain mgmt then most likely you received a steroid. There will be some systemic adsorption of the steroid. Steroids will in general blunt the bodies immune response. Therefore you might expect some diminished response to the flu vaccine potentially. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello I had a baby in June I had received epidural now my back has been killing me last 5 months I never had back problems till this happened ?
Hard to say: We don't always have an explanation for this. I will see patients like you in my office and often get an MRI to look into it further and the studies often come back normal. We often don't know the cause; perhaps some subtle nerve injury or scar tissue. Thankfully it often does ultimately resolve. I would not hesitate to see a spine specialist to be evaluated. ...Read more
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