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What are the risks of epidural anesthesia?

The epidural anesthetic, which is injected between two vertebrae in the lower back, numbs the lower body . Hence, it is used in operations, among others, of the hip and knee, and, in a lower dose -analgesia-, during childbirth.

Although it can cause mild neurological problems, fever and headache , only one in 23,000 people suffers a serious injury due to spinal or epidural anesthesia, according to a British study. Among women in labor, the figure is one in 80,000.

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