Spinal Anesthesia

Spinal anesthesia or spinal block is the injection given in and around the spine to numb part of your body during surgery. It is the preferred method for anesthesia below the umbilicus and lower extremities.

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What could be the reason for my back pain after three months of delivery?

Query: Hello doctor,It has been three months since my delivery, but I still have a severe back pain. The doctor told me there could be an infection in the uterus. So, I took tablets for it, but I did not recover. Is there any other reason for having a back pain after delivery?  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have missed mentioning if it was a normal vaginal delivery or a caesarean section. If it was a normal delivery, there is a remote possibility that the retained products within the uterus lead to an infection, in which case they have to be removed. Nowadays, this ...  Read Full »

Even after having a spinal block for C-section, I was able to feel everything. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a spinal block during C-section. But, I was able to feel the surgeon performing the surgery, and it was so painful. So they gave me general anesthesia, and I was intubated. I did feel some numbness in my lower body when they administered the spinal block, but I was still able to f...  Read Full »


Dr. Sukhdev Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. Sometimes, it is possible that even after giving spinal anesthesia the effect of the anesthesia is partial, it means at some parts the effect is present and some parts it is not. There may be so many reasons contributing to it, for example, the...  Read Full »

I am afraid of doing uterine septum removal under general anesthesia. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38 year old female, who weighs 200 lbs and I am 5.4 feet tall. I have to get a uterine septum removed, and I am terrified of going under general anesthesia. I never had any surgeries in the past. My cholesterol levels are slightly raised, and I have Raynaud's disease. I get panic a...  Read Full »


Dr. Kiran Kumar Kolla Gopalkrishna

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail. Please be free of tension. I understand your concerns, but there is no need to panic. Your anesthetist will do a pre-anesthesia workup before the scheduled surgery. ECG (electrocardiography) and echocardiogram are needed as you are ob...  Read Full »

Can bladder prolapse surgery cause death?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a stage 1 to 2 bladder prolapse. I would like to get the surgery but I am suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. I am terrified about getting the surgery. In my mind, it got fixed that if I go there I will die from that surgery. It is said that it will be done through the v...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and understand the concerns. Vaginal surgery for the bladder repair is safe and there are no major risks associated with it. Complications like bladder injury can occur, which is not at all life-threatening and can be surgically managed...  Read Full »

Which is the recommended anesthesia for uterine polyp removal, spinal or epidural?

Query: Hello doctor, My gynecologist removed most of a polyp in her office with a local anesthetic and NSAID shot. However bits are still attached to the uterine wall because she was afraid of puncturing wall if I move. I had a colonoscopy with Propofol and had only had a bit of dizziness when I stood u...  Read Full »


Dr. Sukhdev Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your query, your surgery can be done under spinal or epidural anesthesia. It is a much safer option than general anesthesia. You will be pain-free for hours after surgery. You will be absolutely awake during surgery and will not be able to move your legs ev...  Read Full »

How do Adderall and anesthesia interact?

Query: Hi doctor,My female friend, who is 28 years old, is on Adderall for ADD and scheduled for hip surgery. Should she stop Adderall before surgery? Is there adverse interaction with anesthesia and Adderall. She had a long-term (eight months) adverse reaction to general anesthesia after surgery on the ot...  Read Full »


Dr. Amandeep Singh Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your friend need not stop Adderall (combination of Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine) to get anesthesia. Secondly, the only side effect that may happen is resistant hypotension due to catecholamines depletion. That can be taken care of by the anesthetist. Postoperative ...  Read Full »

For fibula fracture in a nervous person, should I ask for twilight nerve block or general anesthesia?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to know what procedure is better for a nervous person? Twilight with nerve block or general anesthesia?  Read Full »


Dr. Padala Balarama Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fibula is lower leg bone for that usually they will give anesthesia called spinal anesthesia in which injection is given to your spine at your lower back, that is simple, and pain free surgery can be done and only your two legs will have anesthesia another full body ...  Read Full »

Can an epidural anesthesia cause headache with shivering?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend, 32 years old, seven years back during delivery time epidural anesthesia was given. After that, have got a headache now. It is a chronic headache like a migraine, no other complication, no hematoma, and all rigor and shivering present. What is the diagnosis?  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I would like to say that the epidural analgesia taken seven years back is definitely not the reason for her chronic headache. As she is having chills and rigors, check her temperature, and headache along with that suggests some acute viral fever. Kindly...  Read Full »

How to manage post spinal headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old. Four days ago, I had a C-section to deliver my baby. I had a spinal anesthesia and they also tried to put in an epidural catheter, but they could not. They just kept poking at me and eventually gave up. They told me that I had a difficult spine since I have a bit of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you know, there were multiple punctures and that lead to meningeal irritation. I mean to say that chest to chin thing is indicative of meningeal irritation and it does not mean you have meningitis. Although, a high index of suspicion should be kept and ask you...  Read Full »

I have a pain near the tailbone after a blood patch was performed. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a spinal tap done two weeks ago, and a blood patch three days later. The blood patch worked but, I still get headaches and do not feel well at all. I have a swollen bump on my tailbone that hurts. I saw my doctor who did not seem too sure about it but, said there did not seem to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vansh Priya

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You most probably experienced a post dural puncture headache (PDPH), for which you were administered an epidural blood patch.Your signs and symptoms are more suggestive of a meningeal irritation due to some infection. I would suggest you consult a neurophysician for the...  Read Full »

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