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Will I feel any pain if I have an epidural?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

The best epidurals are when the patient is not experiencing pain but is still able to push effectively.
The anesthesia provider will work with you to get your pain under control, but the amount of pain relief can vary from person to person. Sometimes patients are not pain free. Sometimes patients are so numb they can not push very well.

In brief: No

The best epidurals are when the patient is not experiencing pain but is still able to push effectively.
The anesthesia provider will work with you to get your pain under control, but the amount of pain relief can vary from person to person. Sometimes patients are not pain free. Sometimes patients are so numb they can not push very well.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Julian Goldman
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery or delivery?

If you are asking about an epidural for surgery, you should not feel pain.
The epidural needle and/or catheter will be injected with local anesthetic before surgery. More local anesthetic and/or narcotic will be given if needed. If you are asking about epidural for childbirth, you will probably feel some pain as the medication is adjusted to balance pain relief with the ability to feel and push.

In brief: Surgery or delivery?

If you are asking about an epidural for surgery, you should not feel pain.
The epidural needle and/or catheter will be injected with local anesthetic before surgery. More local anesthetic and/or narcotic will be given if needed. If you are asking about epidural for childbirth, you will probably feel some pain as the medication is adjusted to balance pain relief with the ability to feel and push.
Dr. Julian Goldman
Dr. Julian Goldman
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: If the

Epidural is running well, you should be comfortable.
If you aren't, ask your anesthesiologist to make adjusements until you are satisfied.

In brief: If the

Epidural is running well, you should be comfortable.
If you aren't, ask your anesthesiologist to make adjusements until you are satisfied.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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