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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Spinal Tap or: Lumbar puncture is a medical procedure to remove cerebrospinal fluid from your spine so that it can be evaluated in a lab.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Lidocaine : No medicine is injected in the spinal canal in a diagnostic spinal tap. Small amounts of anesthetic are injected in the soft tissues to control local ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Spinal tap pain: Sometimes patients have a "spinal headache" following lumbar puncture ("spinal tap") because a small amount of fluid continues to leak from the site. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Something else: That is very unusual for a small puncture from a spinal tap to cause long lasting pain. There are usually other causes in the low back that can produc ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
Maybe: Headache is common after a spinal tap, and is classically worse with sitting or standing up and better with lying down. While post-tap headache usual ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
33 years experience Neurosurgery
No: but if may provide very useful information in the analysis of spinal fluid
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Lumbar puncture: The most common cause for a spinal tap is to get spinal fluid to analyze for infection and in some cases to look for tumor cells if that is suspected. ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
spinal headache: Usually, the headache gets better over the first few days. Try staying flat as much as you can. If the headache doesn't get better over a few days, yo ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Cm or mm of CSF: CSF pressure is measured in mm or cm of CSF as there is no mercury in the measuring tube.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It is not common: But it is possible, check with your doctor how did the spinal tap.

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