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Nausea after epidural

04/09/2009

Question:

I just had my second epidural for back/leg pain. Last time I was fine, this time I have nausea all the time. Is this normal?

Answer:

It is rare to get nausea just from an epidural steroid injection. Sometimes, medication given for sedation during the procedure or for pain relief after the procedure may cause the nausea.

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Response by:

Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University