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Question by allie
Submitted on 5/3/2004
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i have heard that getting a tattoo on ur lower back makes a woman not be able to get a epideral when she is pregnant..is this true?


Answer by Juicy R.N.
Submitted on 6/1/2004
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It is true that you can not get an epiderial in your lower back if that is were the tattoo is located. In these cases the tattoo has to be in the lower almost an inch from your but not to get it

 

Answer by DD34
Submitted on 7/2/2004
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no, its not true that you can not get a epideral on your back because my boyfriends sister in law got an epideral and she has a lower back tatoo.

 

Answer by leanne
Submitted on 8/28/2004
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I'm all most in my 8th month and I was told the odds of me getting an epideral is low because some doctors won't give you one if they have to go through the tattoo to do it. So in my case I was told no, I can't have one?? But I haven't read any facts to why this is yet?

 

Answer by TheMoparWench
Submitted on 9/26/2004
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Of course that's NOT true!!! I have had three children since having a full back piece done ( from the neck all the way down to the butt crack ) and I have had an epidural with all of them.

 

Answer by Kay Kay
Submitted on 11/12/2004
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I have a lower back tattoo and I have had two kids since then and with both pregnancies I have gotten the epidural. It does not affect it at all.

 

Answer by K
Submitted on 4/1/2005
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i do not no

 

Answer by Kris
Submitted on 5/26/2005
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I have had a tattoo on my lower back for 5 years.  I just had a baby a year and a half ago and I had an epideral.  Nothing was ever said about my tattoo

 

Answer by micah
Submitted on 8/7/2005
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that is stupid as if u carnt get an epideral just because uve got a tattoo on ur lower bk a tattoo doesnt affect ne thing like that .

 

Answer by bevis
Submitted on 9/28/2005
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**censored** i hope its not true

 

Answer by Chelsey
Submitted on 11/6/2005
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It is not true that you can't get an epidural.  I have had two kids, and two epidurals and I have a very obvious tattoo on my lower back.  

 

Answer by shelly
Submitted on 1/26/2006
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yes, it is true that you can not get an epiderial in your lower back if you have a tattoo because I have one there and when I went to get an epideral and it didnt work and messed my back up.

 

Answer by Jell
Submitted on 2/2/2006
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I'm a nurse and i have a lower back tattoo and i have had a little girl and i was able to have an epideral shot and my tattoo is 2 centemeters from my but.

 

Answer by xokreexo
Submitted on 2/15/2006
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hey
umm  where is the most painful part of your body  to get a tattoo?

 

Answer by Haleybug
Submitted on 6/14/2007
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No, it isn't true. Most pregnant women who have lower back tattoos can receive epidurals. The exception would be if the tattoo covers a large area and is still "fresh" meaning the involved skin is still healing. Actually, very few studies have looked at the risks of epidurals in women with lower back tattoos. But there is no conclusive evidence of any adverse effects, such an increased risk of an infection.

Most anesthesiologists will give an epidural block to a woman with a lower back tattoo. However, they may try to avoid placing the needle through the tattoo to avoid a small scar that may disfigure the tattoo. If possible, the anesthesiologist will choose nontattooed skin through which to insert the needle.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your ability to get an epidural due to a back tattoo, consult your doctor.



 

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