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What is the normal reference range of intracranial pressure

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 17 years experience
7-15 mmHg: The normal intracranial pressure in an adult lying on their side is 7-15 mmhg, although pain and lying in a tightly contracted position can drive this... Read More
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Think blood flow: The major concept in measuring brain pressure is to think about brain blood flow. The perfusion pressure is the comparison of intracranial pressure v... Read More

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Siddharth Joshi
Specializes in Hospital-based practice
Context Is Key.: It is important to know why you had the spinal tap in the first place to answer your question. Medicine is rife with what are called incidental findi... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Headache: Yes. About 20 percent of people have some headache. Drink some coffee that can help. If headache persists or fever notify your provider.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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Atypical reaction: Increased intracranial pressure is not a typical adverse side effect if this drug. Assuming it represents an unusual reaction, you should have been gi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lehrer
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Many things: Sounds like the problem is in the eye, not the brain. You need a complete eye exam to determine the cause.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Nesburn
Addiction Medicine 26 years experience
Probably: However, if you continue to have headaches you should see the ophthalmologist again for a repeat exam and visual field testing. The only way to defin... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Intracranial pressur: Intracranial pressure is measured typically by two ways. One is bur hole in the head with a catheter or monitor wire placed into the brain and attache... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Intracranial pressur: Reducing intracranial pressure is really based on what is causing the pressure. In some cases a spinal tap can be done, there are medications availabl... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Varies: This may vary depending on the rapidity of the increase in intracranial pressure (icp). In cases such as strokes or aneurysms or head trauma where the... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Intracranial pressur: The most common first symptom would be headaches and later confusion or lethargy.

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