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Epidural Anesthesia

 
 
     
 
 

 
 
Other topics: Anesthesia and Pain Management
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Keywords

Epidural Anesthesia, operation, surgery, bmbody

Overview *

If you are having surgery, your doctor will give you a drug called an anesthetic. Anesthetics reduce or prevent pain. Epidural anesthesia, which is sometimes used during childbirth, is a type of regional anesthesia. There are four main types.

Local: numbs one small area of the body. You stay awake and alert.

Conscious or intravenous (IV) sedation: uses a mild sedative to relax you and pain medicine to relieve pain. You stay awake but may not remember the procedure afterwards.

Regional anesthesia: blocks pain in an area of the body, such an arm or leg.

General anesthesia: affects your whole body. You go to sleep and feel nothing. You have no memory of the procedure afterwards.

The type of anesthesia your doctor chooses depends on many factors. These include the procedure you are having and your current health.

 
 

In-Depth

Introduction | Anatomy
The Procedure | Risks
Summary

 
 

Multimedia

This patient education program explains epidural anesthesia used in certain types of operations for patients who may be in a position to make the decision of whether or not to have it. Included are the following sections: Anatomy, Procedure, and Risks & Complications.

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Last reviewed: 12/17/2008

 
     
 

.Selected topic overviews were adapted from Medlineplus, the National Library of Medicine *

 
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