I had a 2nd trimester miscarriage the day that I had a mole removed at my dermatologist. They used Epinephrine and Xylocaine and when we received the autopsy report it revealed that my baby was perfectly normal and healthy without chromosonal issues prior to him dieing in my womb that day. Has anyone experienced this or known anyone who has? I researched on the web and found many warnings about pregnant women receiving Lidocaine from the dentist but not what they gave me. The Epinephrine was used to clot my blood and the Xylocaine to numb the area. I know the medical community doesn't know everything and they reassured me this medication would not reach my baby but I think they may have been wrong on this one. Any feedback would be appreciated, I would like to gather feedback so that I can warn others if this seems to be the issue.
Epinephrine Pregnancy Warnings
Epinephrine has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of teratogenicity when epinephrine was given in doses approximately 25 times the usual recommended human dose (on a per kg basis). There are no reports of teratogenicity in humans. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Epinephrine is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.
This happened to me as well. I had a basal cell carcinoma removed at 15 weeks and 3 days later I was told my baby did not have a heart beat. I had an induction to deliver my tiny baby. The saddest experience of my life. I told my dermatologist what happened....She doubts that the two are related, but my baby was perfectly healthy on two prior ultrasounds....I am having the placenta studied and a biopsy performed. I just want answers. I hope you are doing ok. Have you had a successful pregnancy since your miscarriage?
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