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How long did your back hurt after giving labor and reciving an epidural?

My daughter will be 3 weeks thursday and my back is still sore as hell where i received my epidural. Did anyone else experience this?

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Asked by indysownlilbit at 10:33 PM on Oct. 13, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Mine was not sore at all.

    My friend still gets random back pains and it is 2 years later.

    I think its just depends.... Sorry to hear that!

    Answer by sassy_brizzy at 10:36 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • yep i had soreness til about 5 or 6 weeks and sometimes i will still feel a little sharp pain in that spot and its been 12 will prob start to get better soon : ) Ibuprofen helped.

    Answer by mamagee1218 at 10:38 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I was a little sore for a few days. I had a reaction from the tape and broke out and that itched and bothered me more than the soreness. Hope you are feeling well soon.

    Answer by GingerMom33 at 10:40 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Mine was never sore but my friend still gets occasional minor aches even after 13 years. It all depends on where they inject it and if they hit a nerve or tendon or something.

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 10:50 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I don't recall having pain from the epidural. I also had magnesium through an IV and my arm hurt for a week or two afterward.

    Answer by happytexasCM at 10:52 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Been 2 yrs and no random back pain but don't you dare touch back tthere! OMG never hurt before. Tho .

    Answer by stepho345 at 10:54 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • my sil is pushing forty and she still has back pains. her youngest is 18. i have back pains to begin with so i never got the needle.

    Answer by noel1978 at 11:08 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • yes in fact i still have back pains some women can have the pain for the rest of their lives

    Answer by AmberThiele at 11:23 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I felt a little bruise-like soreness for a little while, but it was gone by my 6 week checkup.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 12:47 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • I wasn't sore at all, I'm sorry.

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 10:35 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

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