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Time of the month during injection

I will be getting my epidural injection in little over a week, and according to my birth control, I will be ovulating. Will this interfere with my procedure at all? Does anyone have any experience with this? Will the pain be increased? Thank you for your time.


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    Being aware of your ovulation, are you planning to become pregnant?

    If you are, please notify doctor so he has all information in order to treat you accordingly.
    Let doctor or his nurse know your concern that you will be ovulating, and doctor can best assess, guide and or reassure you.
    You have time before your scheduled injection.

    Sounds like this is your first epidural?
    Everyone is different re any pain they do or do not feel.

    I've had several. The injections for my thoracic area were not effective. They did cause me discomfort while on the table, but not enough where I needed to stop the procedure.
    From what I've researched, it's not common to have that discomfort, but...

    For the injections lumbar area to relieve leg to foot pains..they were effective and I did not have any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
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  • Hello thank you for the reply. No I'm not planning on becoming pregnant just on birth control right now and was wondering if it would conflict with it or anything. It is my first time getting an epidural, I will be getting a caudal injection in about a week and a half. I understand that it my affect my cycle after the injection so I should prepare for that.
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