Epidural with IV Sedation for Tummy, is that safe? What am I going to feel?
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Epidural with IV Sedation for Tummy, is that safe?
Regards, Dr Kemil Issa
Thank you for your question. Yes, it can be done but with the epidural you accept additional risks of injury to nerve, blood vessels, headaches, backaches, epidural infection, epidural hematoma, and paralysis. In addition, time for placement and possible difficulty in placement as well as recovery time are considerations. Of course your medical history will also influence the viability of the epidural.
With regards to what you might feel, there can be a great deal of variability in epidurals resulting in a range from incomplete blocks, in which you might feel a portion of the procedure, to a prolonged block that might not resolve for an extended period of time. Hope this helps. Best of luck.
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