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Headache: After your epidural or spinal anesthetic  
Abstract:  This handout covers what patients need to know if they have a severe headache after having an epidural or spinal anesthetic for labor pain or a Cesarean section. The reason for a dural puncture headache is explained, and possible treatments and their side effects are discussed.
Author: Anesthesiology Clinical Services
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2002, April 1, 2009
UWMC Availability:  Anesthesiology Clinical Services; Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
General Topics:  Pregnancy, Childbirth, & Infant Care; Patient Care Procedures & Instructions
Specific Subject(s):  Side Effects; Pain; Headaches; Epidural Anesthesia; Childbirth; Anesthesia
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Women; Partner; Patient
Format: Booklet
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
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Health Online Citation #3564

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