Regional Anesthesia Complications
Regional Anesthesia Risk Factors
Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have anesthesia, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Pain and tenderness around the injection site
- Bruising, infection, or bleeding of the injection site
- Decrease in blood pressure
- Nerve damage
- Medicine mistakenly injected into a vein or artery
- Damage to organs
Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- Current or past health problems
- Taking medicines, supplements, herbal remedies, or blood thinners
- Drinking alcohol
- Using recreational drugs
- History of adverse reactions to anesthesia
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.