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How often are serious injuries caused by epidural during childbirth?

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Epidurals are

Extremely safe. With proper patient selection the risk of serious complications is extremely low.

In brief: Epidurals are

Extremely safe. With proper patient selection the risk of serious complications is extremely low.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very rare

The main concerns with epidural placement during pregnancy are bleeding, infection and the possibility of a headache.
By a serious injury i take it you mean nerve or spinal damage. Here the location of the epidural below the termination of the spinal cord makes it virtually impossible to damage this organ.

In brief: Very rare

The main concerns with epidural placement during pregnancy are bleeding, infection and the possibility of a headache.
By a serious injury i take it you mean nerve or spinal damage. Here the location of the epidural below the termination of the spinal cord makes it virtually impossible to damage this organ.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Very rare

You very rarely hear about a serious complication during epidural it is a very safe anesthesia technique.

In brief: Very rare

You very rarely hear about a serious complication during epidural it is a very safe anesthesia technique.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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