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Epidural Hysterectomy

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Hi everyone!

I am going to have to have a epidural(spinal block) hysterectomy. I am really worried, can someone who has had one give me some reassurance as to how it feels being awake. I would also like to know if you feel any better after it?

I would really appreciate it

thanks

sue
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replied September 28th, 2004
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Just curious as to why you are not being put out. Otherwise there is no reason for you to be awake. Do you feel better afterwards that is a good question. I would also like to know why you are having one done in the first place. Far to many times this procedure is being done and not needed . Keep me posted.
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replied September 29th, 2004
The reason I am not having a general is that my mother died through allergy to it. The reason I am having it is due to some small cysts being found that seem to be harmless, I dont know of any treament for them, do you?

Thanks

sue
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replied November 12th, 2004
Epidural Hysterectomy
Hi, im 39, I have 4 kids..I have been having problems with alot of bladder infections and frequent fullness of the bladder, very uncomfortable and annoying!! I found out that my uterus/vagina is laying basically on my bladder, thats why im having uncomfortable fullness 24/7...My og/gyn is fabulous, hes been a Dr. For over 25 years, and has delivered all 4 of my kids..I trust his opinion more than other dr's I had or have..Hes doing a epidural partial on me, he does those with epidural..I had a epidural with 1 of my pregnancies, and it was great..I didnt feel a thing, which was good, she was 9lbs 6 oz...I didnt feel anything, he had to cut me and I felt nothing, didnt know she was out...Lol..So I doubt u will feel anything with epidural, if you could feel it, they wouldnt do them like that...I had an emergency c-section 4 years ago, and I didnt like the mask or the not knowing if my baby was gonna be ok when I woke up..Soo, im glad I will be awake for partial...Jamie
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replied March 13th, 2009
In the same boat..epidural hysterectomy
I am more than likely going to have a total hysterectomy. Will find out today at doctors appt. I had previously told her that i was afraid of gen anethesia, being a 2 pack a day smoker...so she said we could do an epidural...After reading lots of online info, i am nervous about the "epi"..Maybe i should just cross my fingers and do a general...Or do they have some kind of not quite asleep anethsia??..I dont like the idea of a needle/catheter into my spine, and being numb for hours afterwards..SO i am really scared
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replied March 16th, 2011
I have had 3 epidurals, and I will say, I would rather have the epidural than general anesthesia. I see this was posted some time ago, so I hope you made it through ok.
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replied March 26th, 2011
i am 65 and nead hystercetomy can i haveepeduril
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