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What is the normal reference range of intracranial pressure

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
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

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A 19-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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lehrer
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Many things: Sounds like the problem is in the eye, not the brain. You need a complete eye exam to determine the cause.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Nesburn
25 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Intracranial pressur: The most common first symptom would be headaches and later confusion or lethargy.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Complex: Look up Cushing Reflex. As blood pressure rises in an attempt to perfuse injured brain, baroreceptors in the aortic arch detect the high pressure and ... Read More
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