Use Of Local Anesthesia For Sewing Wounds During 21 Weeks Of Pregnancy?
Hello, I’m Putri. Please explain, I’m now 21 weeks pregnant. When I cook, I get a knife wound and go straight to the doctor, the doctor said that the wound is quite deep and has to be stitched if I’m not afraid of infection later and will require me to be treated locally. What I want to ask, is that local anesthesia is safe for pregnant women and my fetus. Thanks. Explanation please.
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Generally in the treatment of hecting or stitching action on the skin, the doctor will use a local anesthetic injection containing a liquid called lidocaine ampoule. The anesthetic nature is only temporary, which will relieve pain but can still be felt against the sensation of touch.
According to the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency of the United States / FDA, lidokaine is included in the categorized drug B, which means that research using experimental animals does not indicate a risk to the fetus, but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women. So that its use is still likely to be safe during not being the age of early trimester of pregnancy, because during the early trimester of gestational age is the time most fetal organ formation processes occur.
Thus we can convey, hopefully our explanation helps you.