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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Will recent intake of 5 mg Cialis cause complications in spinal anesthesia?

Query: Dear doctor,I am undergoing a spinal anesthesia on the 11th for an inguinal hernia condition that I have. However, during a party with friends, I accidentally took a 5 mg Cialis tablet. I have heard that this may create complications in anesthesia. I am really tensed whether to go ahead with the sur...  Read Full »


Dr. Karthic Natarajan Babu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query regarding the spinal anesthesia. The Cialis tablet should not have any effect for the procedure on the 11th. Usually the drug effect lasts for only for 36 to 40 hours. Even spinal anaesthesia guidelines is for stoppage of such drugs for 24 hours pri...  Read Full »

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