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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Question: You need to discuss with the provider performing the procedure prior.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
See below: A spinal tap headache is due to CSF leaking thru the puncture site in the dura following a spinal tap. Normally the puncture closes following the tap ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
12 years experience Anesthesiology
Postdural puncture: This sounds like you had a postdural puncture headache, which is a headache that improves after lying down. Bed rest, fluids and caffeine usually res ... Read More
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Must be 17 YO 2 post: Refer your questions back to your pediatrician, until you're 17 years old. At that time, you can post questions. Look forward to seeing you then.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Vits and harmonies : Check your bit B, Vit D levels. Check Iron levels and also check a full thyroid panel as well as your hormones
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A 53-year-old female asked:
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Dr. A V answered
17 years experience Neurology
MS: The CSF (spinal tap) will show elevated levels of immunoglobulins (oligoclonal bands and igg). The blood test will be to not only check for other dise ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Most to least common: Reasons usually are pelvic imbalance and core weakening, psoas muscle spasm, scar tissue formation around the cord and nerve roots causing pain syndro ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Spinal tap: A spinal tap (lumbar puncture) will not trigger the flu or fibromyalgia. Additional imaging tests and blood work may provide answers to the flu-like s ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Patch did'nt work: The blood patch usually stop the headaches immediately. If it did not, you might need a second one.
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