Postpartum Sensory Neurological Deficits, Obstetrics

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  • Assess for associated ‘Red Flags’ (see guideline) at any time postpartum
  • Sensory symptoms only, at 48 hours postpartum
           follow-up after 3 days by Obstetric/Foundation doctor/GP
  • Persisting sensory symptoms after 5 days postpartum arrange for Neurological referral
  • Inform Anaesthetist if patient has had peripartum epidural/spinal analgesia/anaesthesia
  • Meticulous documentation of events

NOTE: this guideline is hosted on the NHSGGC Obstetrics & Gynaecology Handbook website. Clicking on the link below will open the guideline in a new window.


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