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Corticosteriods and Surgery Questions

I am scheduled to have surgery tomorrow. I had a lumbar facet block 6/28. I was told by a surgery nurse that she wasn’t sure if my doctor will continue with this surgery because of the corticosteroid injection.

Does anyone know or has anyone ever had this problem?

I did not have an epidural. I only had a nerve block.

The surgery nurse is correct the bleeding risk is high. whether its been enough time is a judgement call.