A 28-year-old female asked:
will i be obligated by a neurologist for a spinal tap for migraines? will be my first time going and don't want spinal tap done. scared.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Carrie Cannon answered
32 years experience Family Medicine
Migraine headaches: No, there is no reason to perform a lumbar puncture on your first visit or any visit unless you might have meningitis with a stiff neck and fever, nausea, and vomiting, spontaneous brain hemorrhage, multiple myeloma, or MS. I think you are safe probably for more than one visit to the neurologist.
Answered on Oct 14, 2016
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