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A 21-year-old female asked:

My partner went in to hospital with sudden severe headaches, 2 failed lumbar punctures, 1 sucessfull, showed blood in spinal fluid which lead to ct and mri scan, both clear, after lumbar puncture, can't urinate! pressure tested on bladder and detusor musc

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Lesion: Your neurologist is best one to explain results.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Unlikely butpossible: Although the risks of a lumbar puncture are very small they exist nevertheless. This includes possible permanent nerve injury including the rare potential for paralysis particularly in individuals with undetected coagulopathy.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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