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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Few days: Usually stop after few days, lay down that will help if the headache got bad go back to see your doctor.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Duration: It can last from two days to rarely a month, cured immediately most of the time with an epidural blood patch.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Solomon
36 years experience Neurology
Post LP Headache: Post lumbar puncture/spinal tap headaches last until the tiny hole in the dura seals. This can be years but is usually a day or 3. Typically, the cu ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: The lumbar puncture procedure can cause some local back pain. The back pain should not last for more than 2-3 days after the procedure. It should not ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please let your : Doctor know. 32% of people develop headaches after lumbar punctures.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Commonly:: A headache is a common side effect of a lumbar puncture. One-third of people will develop a headache, usually within 24–48 hours of having the procedu ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Same thing, different names.
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Remove a bandaid: I would give it about 12 hours and then remove it - there should NOT be any fluid or blood leaking once you remove the bandaid. IF so - you need to ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Many people with lumbar punctures have persistent pain around the puncture site for quite some time. The stinging pain may simply be lumbar spasms as ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you have a: Specific question about the procedure or symptoms afterwards then please clarify and re-ask the question.

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