1st TM and need local anesthesia...Safe?
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|Thu, 08-19-2010 - 6:19pm|
Have a question and hoping someone out there has some experience in this area...
I am 7 1/2 weeks pregnant and just saw a dermatologist today to look at a suspicious mole. Sure enough she said it has to come off. At first she said she wanted to wait until I was 13 weeks due to the epinephrine in the local anesthetic, but then said she could use lidocaine without the epinephrine and do it sooner if I preferred.
I called my OB's office who thought lidocaine in first TM was ok, although I spoke to the nurse and not my OB, so unsure what she actually said. From what I've read online the data is conflicting. Some sources say lidocaine is ok anytime in pregnancy, others say only in 2nd and 3rd TM, and others say not all all!
I am nervous about the mole as my dad was just diagnosed with melanoma in situ, so I do want to get it off ASAP but do not want to do anything that might harm the baby. Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!