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hi was wondering about pain releif options for when i give birth, i had a microdiscectomy 2 years ago and have severe asthma. can i have an epidural after my surgery and will it affect my asthma?

hi was wondering about pain releif options for when i give birth, i had a microdiscectomy on my L5/S1 2 years ago and have severe asthma requiring intubation last year for 12 days. can i have epidural after my surgery and will it affect my asthma?

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Answer: Hi, You need ot have a check up with your midwife at the next visit and they can advise you about the epidural as it may cause some difficulty if there is scarring in this area. If your asthma is well controlled and you are taking your medication then it should cause no problems during labour. Best wishes, Alex.
Answered: 25 Oct 2010