...I had my DD 6 weeks ago and had an epidural, I have recently been having back pains at the point where I had the epidural, it is a dull ache that feels like they have left the tube in my back and now Im worried they havent removed it properly and have left some still inside I also get pains up my back to my neck, has anyone else experienced this?
Didn't want to read and run hun. I haven't experienced this, but one of my old managers had a lot of problems from her epidural. I don't know what the normal process is in Ireland, but here we usually have a 6-week postpartum visit to the obstetrician/gynecologist to make sure there are no lingering problems. I would ring your doctor/nurse/midwife and tell her your problems and see what he/she recommends. If, by chance, there is something still in there, it will most likely need to be removed. Good luck hun
I wouldnt think there could be anything left from the tube. I have the same problem though im constantly having back problems and my left thigh is still numb from it and the damn thing never even helped with my ontractions cause i felt everything. Its just a side effect i guess.
thanks... ps i have a numb thigh on my right hand side and there is a cold sensation on my left shoulder blade i hope it goes away soon ... i hope you get relief too ... your baby is so cute by the way x
I had an epidural and have had no pains or problems since birth. Have you considered that the aching is from holding your lo or hunching your shoulders while holding her.
The end of the epi cath is blue, so they know that it all comes out. The nurse showed me mine, but I'm sure they didnt leave anything inside of you. Anyway, try taking a Tylenol for the pain, see of that helps
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