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A 20-year-old female asked:

Csec 4 days ago, spinal epi, been having a horrible headache & bad neck pain, what can relieve this fast, taking percocet & aspirin only helps incison?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Spinal tap headache: You may have spinal tap ha. Most spinal headaches resolve on their own with no treatment. However, spinal headaches lasting 24 hours or more may need treatment. Call your gyn if the headache gets worse when you sit up or stand.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Contact Your OB: If your c/s was done under spinal anesthesia there is a good chance you are leaking spinal fluid from the insertion point. Placement of a blood patch in the same area will often stop the leak & the headaches that go with it. Your OB can arrange this for you.
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Headache: You have a post dural puncture headache. Drink fluids and do not strain. If this does not help see the anesthesiologist for a possible blood patch.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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