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Epidural anesthesia is one of the most popular ways to relieve pain during labor. A needle is inserted into the region that surrounds the spinal cord in the lower back. is threaded through the needle into the epidural space to block pain in that particular region.
I truly wish you the best of luck. I am not at all trying to scare you TRUST ME. I have one daughter, whom I was in labor with for 33 1/2 hours,thanks to the epidural. When I did feel the pain, I just thought to myself........ almost ever woman in the world does it, "I can do it", and the pain does …
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Birthing classes are an alternative method. They give you lots of breathing techniques and alternatives not found with an epidural. Laboring in water is another tool to use since the pain is so much less when you're submerged. Some hospitals even allow you to give birth in the water, which would hel…
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Because you are very lucky! All women are different. Some dilate to higher numbers and 100% effaced and don't feel a thing. Just luck of the draw. It doesn't mean anything is wrong or that the labor will be better or worse in later stages. It just means that you are having a very easy labor up to no…
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Some people experience pain with an epidural. I personally did not have any. The anesthesiologist numbs the site before placing the epidural catheter.Everyone's different, but I did feel it. My anesthesiologist didn't numb the area beforehand, though. They had me sit on the edge of the bed, bend ove…
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After delivery, your back may be sore from the injection for a few days. However, an epidural does not cause long-term back pain. Source: http://www.lifelinetomodernmedicine.com/ArticlePage.aspx?ID=878fabbc-dd11-45d8-8524-fa7831b485a5&LandingID=fc6eb1da-98e4-43c7-bb9f-09c17e2a005d
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Each database will have documentation and the maximum number of schemas will be listed in the documentation--specific to that software product.
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A form of anesthesia where medication is administered through a catheter placed in the patient's back that lessens labor pain (analgesic) or provides pain relief for a Cesarean delivery (anesthetic). Source: http://www.lifelinetomodernmedicine.com/ArticlePage.aspx?ID=7da43bd0-0b97-4bdd-b21f-b73924…
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Recovery Time For Epidural Recovery time for an epidural is about three to four hours.
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yes birth etremily hurts some people even die from birth .But most people survive birth only if something is wrong or your not feeling good or something bad you may not survive birth but if you are having children or pregnant you will be fine just pray to god .
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Yes. Just stand in the shower, and let the water run down your back.
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tattoo and blood donation You can give blood BEFORE a tattoo but the Red Cross has a restriction on blood donation AFTER a tattoo. I am not sure if it if one year or three years. **It was a year, but they recently changed it to 6 months. But I've never heard of anything saying you can't give blood…
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The recording and interpretation of graphic records of the electrical activity of contracting muscles.
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Each woman's labor is unique … The amount of pain a woman feels during labor may differ from that felt by another woman. Pain depends on many factors, such as the size and position of the baby and the strength of contractions. Some women take classes to learn breathing and relaxation techniques …
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There are many reasons you may receive an epidural injection including back injuries. If you need to fly after receiving one you should contact your doctor for specific instructions. In general, you can fly a few days after receiving the injection.
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Serious complications from an epidural procedure are extremely rare. The biggest risk that faces most patients is that the epidural will not work as effectively as desired. The anesthesiologists can administer more medication or make other adjustments in such cases. Source: http://www.lifelinetomo…
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Answer The spinal cord is surrounded by an extension of three layers of covering ("Dura") from the skull. The space outside of this "covering" of three layers is named the epidural area, "epi" meaning 'over' or 'above'... Epidural fat means fat outside the dura, and is reported on MRI's & CT'…
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Yes. you will likely be hearing both yours and the babies. depending on the angle you point the Doppler at.
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Research on this shows that there is little if any risk of miscarriage due to caffeine at daily intakes of less than 200 mg caffeine. That equals about 1-2 cups of coffee daily, depending on your brew. Much more than that, however, and the risk does start to increase.
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The Miracle Of Life. Very graphic, too.
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The physical damage stroke causes to the brain can have a wide range of effects. These will depend on the type of stroke and its severity, the part of the brain affected, the extent of brain damage and how quickly other brain cells take over the function of the damaged and dead ones. Around a third …
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Women do not have to wait until they are dilated to a certain level before they can ask for, or receive, an epidural. According to the ASA's (American Society of Anesthesiologists) current guidelines, "patients in early labor should be offered the option of receiving neuraxial analgesia (spinal or e…
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Although Most Women Have Epidurals With No Problems, There Are Some Potential Side Effects They Should Be Aware of When Choosing This As a Pain Relief Method: Sometimes, an epidural can cause your blood pressure to decrease; this may occasionally cause your baby's heart rate to slow. To decrease t…
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No. The medication is assimilated (absorbed) by the body. The amount of time it takes to absorb depends on the type of medication being administered. The amount of relief provided depends not only on the type of medication, but the amount, and the condition being treated. Do not forget about in…
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Not sure but if you are on a drip in your back with the epidural the line into your back is quite surprisingly long and kind of like fishing line. Having seen that, I would suggest not looking at the length of the needle!!
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Epidural analgesia, sometimes called an epidural block, causes some loss of feeling in the lower areas of your body, yet you remain awake and alert. An epidural block may be given soon after your contractions start, or later as your labor progresses. An epidural block with more or stronger medicatio…
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Women do not have to wait until they are dilated to a certain level before they can ask for, or receive, an epidural. According to the ASA's current guidelines, "patients in early labor should be offered the option of receiving neuraxial analgesia (spinal or epidural) when the service is available, …
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Epidural analgesia, sometimes called an epidural block, causes some loss of feeling in the lower areas of your body, yet you remain awake and alert. An epidural block may be given soon after your contractions start, or later as your labor progresses. An epidural block with more or stronger medicatio…
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The Sixth Month By the end of the sixth month, the fetus is over a foot long and weights close to two pounds. The fetus becomes even more coordinated in movement such as pedaling its feet and pushing them against the uterine wall as possibly a practice to walking. It has developed quite a strong…
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Epidurals are used for pain management during labor. Epidural analgesia, sometimes called an epidural block, causes some loss of feeling in the lower areas of your body, yet you remain awake and alert. An epidural block may be given soon after your contractions start, or later as your labor progre…
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Anesthesiologists of Greater Orlando charged us $5000. Our Insurance would only cover $2000 towards our pregnancy which of course was exhausted from just the OB's bill. So after a "discounted price" for United Healthcare Golden Rule they gave a $2000 discount so final bill is $3000 that I'm going to…
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After delivery, your back may be sore from the injection for a few days. However, an epidural does not cause long-term back pain. Source: http://www.lifelinetomodernmedicine.com/ArticlePage.aspx?ID=878fabbc-dd11-45d8-8524-fa7831b485a5&LandingID=fc6eb1da-98e4-43c7-bb9f-09c17e2a005d
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An epidural block is given in the lower back into a small area (the epidural space) below the spinal cord. You will be asked to sit or lie on your side with your back curved outward and to stay this way until the procedure is completed. You can move when it's done, but you may not be allowed to walk…
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not at all, they give a local first so you cant feel a thingalso slightly distracted by pain elsewhere in the body!!
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Although Most Women Have Epidurals With No Problems, There Are Some Potential Side Effects They Should Be Aware of When Choosing This As a Pain Relief Method: Sometimes, an epidural can cause your blood pressure to decrease; this may occasionally cause your baby's heart rate to slow. To decrease t…
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There is no credible evidence to show that epidurals (or other pain management procedures) slow labor. Since epidurals are more frequently used in "difficult" labors versus relatively easy labors, some have tried to infer that epidurals, therefore, cause difficult labors. This is not an accurate int…
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There is no evidence that lower back tattoos cause harm in this situation. Initiating an epidural through the ink of a lower back tattoo will not cause ink to enter the blood stream or the spinal canal, or cause further complications for the mother or baby. Source: http://www.lifelinetomodernmedic…
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When they are born at the same time they are called quintuplets.
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There is no evidence that lower back tattoos cause harm in this situation. Initiating an epidural through the ink of a lower back tattoo will not cause ink to enter the blood stream or the spinal canal, or cause further complications for the mother or baby. Source: http://www.lifelinetomodernmedic…
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Like all medical procedures, with epidural analgesia, each individual responds differently to medication and sometimes not enough medication is delivered to the right spot. These instances are rare and even when they do occur, an anesthesiologist can make adjustments. Source: http://www.lifelineto…
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After delivery, your back may be sore from the injection for a few days. However, an epidural does not cause long-term back pain. Source: http://www.lifelinetomodernmedicine.com/ArticlePage.aspx?ID=878fabbc-dd11-45d8-8524-fa7831b485a5&LandingID=fc6eb1da-98e4-43c7-bb9f-09c17e2a005d
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Although most women have epidurals with no problems, there are some potential side effects they should be aware of when choosing this as a pain relief method: Sometimes, an epidural can cause your blood pressure to decrease; this may occasionally cause your baby's heart rate to slow. To decrease t…
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Although most women have epidurals with no problems, there are some potential side effects they should be aware of when choosing this as a pain relief method: - Sometimes, an epidural can cause your blood pressure to decrease; this may occasionally cause your baby's heart rate to slow. To decrease …
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Women do not have to wait until they are dilated to a certain level before they can ask for, or receive, an epidural. According to the ASA's current guidelines, "patients in early labor should be offered the option of receiving neuraxial analgesia (spinal or epidural) when the service is available, …
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Epidural analgesia, sometimes called an epidural block, causes some loss of feeling in the lower areas of your body, yet you remain awake and alert. An epidural block may be given soon after your contractions start, or later as your labor progresses. An epidural block with more or stronger medicatio…
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Epidural Analgesia - Epidural analgesia, sometimes called an epidural block, causes some loss of feeling in the lower areas of your body, yet you remain awake and alert. An epidural block may be given soon after your contractions start, or later as your labor progresses. An epidural block with more …
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An epidural block is given in the lower back into a small area (the epidural space) below the spinal cord. You will be asked to sit or lie on your side with your back curved outward and to stay this way until the procedure is completed. You can move when it's done, but you may not be allowed to walk…
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arteries, veins, connective tissue, lymphatics, semi loose fat
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Some anesthesiologists have speculated that placing an epidural during labor through a lower back tattoo may be dangerous. The theory is that if you place the epidural needle through the ink, the dye in the skin may enter the epidural space and cause infection or damage. Other doctors offer the advi…
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An epidural block is given in the lower back into a small area (the epidural space) below the spinal cord. You will be asked to sit or lie on your side with your back curved outward and to stay this way until the procedure is completed. You can move when it's done, but you may not be allowed to walk…
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Although most women have epidurals with no problems, there are some potential side effects they should be aware of when choosing this as a pain relief method: - Sometimes, an epidural can cause your blood pressure to decrease; this may occasionally cause your baby's heart rate to slow. To decrease…
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An epidural block is given in the lower back into a small area (the epidural space) below the spinal cord. You will be asked to sit or lie on your side with your back curved outward and to stay this way until the procedure is completed. You can move when it's done, but you may not be allowed to walk…
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There is no evidence that lower back tattoos cause harm in this situation. Initiating an epidural through the ink of a lower back tattoo will not cause ink to enter the blood stream or the spinal canal, or cause further complications for the mother or baby. Source: http://www.lifelinetomodernmedic…
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Yes it does I gave birth to twins and at the moment I am having contractions and 3cm dilated but it is breached and it is to late for c section so will have to push
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It makes you higher risk of having a caesarean section and occasionally during a caesarean section, if there are complications, you need a general anaesthetic, where you are completely put to sleep. When under general anaesthetic, you have no gag reflex and could be sick and choke on it and die, but…
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An epidural block is given in the lower back into a small area (the epidural space) below the spinal cord. You will be asked to sit or lie on your side with your back curved outward and to stay this way until the procedure is completed. You can move when it's done, but you may not be allowed to walk…
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An epidural block is given in the lower back into a small area (the epidural space) below the spinal cord. You will be asked to sit or lie on your side with your back curved outward and to stay this way until the procedure is completed. You can move when it's done, but you may not be allowed to walk…
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During labor. Epidural analgesia, sometimes called an epidural block, causes some loss of feeling in the lower areas of your body, yet you remain awake and alert. An epidural block may be given soon after your contractions start, or later as your labor progresses. An epidural block with more or str…
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Epidural analgesia, sometimes called an epidural block, causes some loss of feeling in the lower areas of your body, yet you remain awake and alert. An epidural block may be given soon after your contractions start, or later as your labor progresses. An epidural block with more or stronger medicatio…
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Although most women have epidurals with no problems, there are some potential side effects they should be aware of when choosing this as a pain relief method: - Sometimes, an epidural can cause your blood pressure to decrease; this may occasionally cause your baby's heart rate to slow. To decr…
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For most patients, the only painful part of the epidural procedure is the numbing of the lower back before the epidural is placed, which does cause a momentary stinging or burning sensation. The insertion of the epidural itself is usually felt as just pressure. In the hours and days following delive…
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There are several pain management options available in most facilities. Each has advantages and disadvantages. Some, such as receiving medications through an intravenous catheter, can be administered by a labor nurse. Others, such as the basic types of anesthesia used during the labor and deliver…
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Dr. John Bonica
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In humans the epidural space contains lymphatics, spinal nerve roots, loose fatty tissue, small arteries, and a network of large, thin-walled blood vessels called the epidural venous plexus.
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Serious complications from an epidural procedure are extremely rare. The biggest risk that faces most patients is that the epidural will not work as effectively as desired. The anesthesiologists can administer more medication or make other adjustments in such cases. Source: http://www.lifelinetomo…
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About 1 week or at least 4 days
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After delivery, your back may be sore from the injection for a few days. However, an epidural does not cause long-term back pain. Source: http://www.lifelinetomodernmedicine.com/ArticlePage.aspx?ID=878fabbc-dd11-45d8-8524-fa7831b485a5&LandingID=fc6eb1da-98e4-43c7-bb9f-09c17e2a005d
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An epidural block is given in the lower back into a small area (the epidural space) below the spinal cord. You will be asked to sit or lie on your side with your back curved outward and to stay this way until the procedure is completed. You can move when it's done, but you may not be allowed to walk…
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Epidural analgesia, sometimes called an epidural block, causes some loss of feeling in the lower areas of your body, yet you remain awake and alert. An epidural block may be given soon after your contractions start, or later as your labor progresses. An epidural block with more or stronger medicatio…
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It is called a fetus.
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Epidural analgesia, sometimes called an epidural block, causes some loss of feeling in the lower areas of your body, yet you remain awake and alert. An epidural block may be given soon after your contractions start, or later as your labor progresses. An epidural block with more or stronger medicatio…
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Two examples of routine maintenance that should be carried out on your computer
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The anesthesiologist will numb the area where the epidural or spinal is administered so there is very little pain associated with it. What most patients feel is pressure. That can be uncomfortable for some, but most find the relief it provides far outweighs any discomfort. Source: http://www.…
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yes you can have and epidural if you are induced- Christina ballesteros
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An epidural block is given in the lower back into a small area (the epidural space) below the spinal cord. You will be asked to sit or lie on your side with your back curved outward and to stay this way until the procedure is completed. You can move when it's done, but you may not be allowed to walk…
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There are several pain management options available in most facilities. Each has advantages and disadvantages. Some, such as receiving medications through an intravenous catheter, can be administered by a labor nurse. Others, such as the basic types of anesthesia used during the labor and delivery p…
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Women do not have to wait until they are dilated to a certain level before they can ask for, or receive, an epidural. According to the ASA's current guidelines, "patients in early labor should be offered the option of receiving neuraxial analgesia (spinal or epidural) when the service is available, …
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An epidural block is given in the lower back into a small area (the epidural space) below the spinal cord. You will be asked to sit or lie on your side with your back curved outward and to stay this way until the procedure is completed. You can move when it's done, but you may not be allowed to walk…
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Although Most Women Have Epidurals With No Problems, There Are Some Potential Side Effects They Should Be Aware of When Choosing This As a Pain Relief Method: Sometimes, an epidural can cause your blood pressure to decrease; this may occasionally cause your baby's heart rate to slow. To decrease t…
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yes not always, but shouldn't have odor.
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After delivery, your back may be sore from the injection for a few days. However, an epidural does not cause long-term back pain. Source: http://www.lifelinetomodernmedicine.com/ArticlePage.aspx?ID=878fabbc-dd11-45d8-8524-fa7831b485a5&LandingID=fc6eb1da-98e4-43c7-bb9f-09c17e2a005d
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There is no set time after an epidural that you deliver. There are many factors that go into delivery. It depends on how dialated you are when you receive the epidural Also, how fast and strong your contractions are. You can be in labor for quite a while after you get your epidural. The joy is that …
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Anepidural is time released meds and it can last as long as your anesthesiologist sets it to, from a few hours to a few days. I had complications with my C-Section, and they left my epidural in for almost 3 days. That is rare, but it was easier to deliver my meds that way since it was already in pla…
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Your skull is like a Box. You can only "fit" so much into it. When you introduce blood due to an injury (trauma), the blood has no where to go so this causes pressure on the brain and eventually you DIE! Your brain is covered with various tissue to protect and nourish it. In addition to the skull yo…
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Only if a disk is herniated as a result of the stenosis - there's no other reason for an epidural or facet injection. Epidurals are local steroid injections in the area of the affected disk (the pain is as bad as the disk pain and takes a few days to subside). Facet injections are targeted injecti…
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You get stronger, but you act liek a jerk and ur balls shrink
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Not usually, steroidal injections do not typically cause hair loss. Below is a link to a list of medications that are known and have been reported by their manufacturers to cause hair loss.
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1930's by Dr. Bonica
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At this point in time it not Known what the cause of arthritis is there fore this question still does not have an answer. However I failed to find any mention of cartilage damage as a result of epidurals.
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Most hospitals and private clinics in South Africa offer the use of epidurals during childbirth
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No, The risks of bleeding into the epidural space and causing decrease blood supply to your spinal cord by mechanical compression is to great.
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There are several pain management options available in most facilities. Each has advantages and disadvantages. Some, such as receiving medications through an intravenous catheter, can be administered by a labor nurse. Others, such as the basic types of anesthesia used during the labor and deliver…
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No... If it had pethidine or codiene I would be dead because I'm severely allergic to both. And amoxycillin is an antibiotic - they inject that seperately.
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In the spine, the epidural space (also known as "extradural space" or "peridural space") is the outermost part of the spinal canal. It is the space within the canal (formed by the surrounding vertebrae) lying outside the dura mater (which encloses the arachnoid mater, subarachnoid space, the cerebro…
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In the spine ; The outermost part of the spinal canal .
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can you fly after a spinal epidural
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very rare but possible yes
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