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How long does an epidural anesthetic last?
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
On what medications were used.

In brief: It depends
On what medications were used.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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Dr. David Katz
Neurology
In brief: Epidural anesthetic
It depends on why it was given.
If for childbirth, the epidural lasts a few hours at most once it is removed. If for back pain or a pinched nerve, an epidural anesthetic also contains a steroid so the effect on pain can last months.

In brief: Epidural anesthetic
It depends on why it was given.
If for childbirth, the epidural lasts a few hours at most once it is removed. If for back pain or a pinched nerve, an epidural anesthetic also contains a steroid so the effect on pain can last months.
Dr. David Katz
Dr. David Katz
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