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A 38-year-old female asked:

After 2nd lumbar injection, i've had bouts of clear liquid pouring from my nose, bad headaches & a constant salty taste - can this be a csf leak?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
A spinal headache...: Signs of a spinal headache from a LP or lumbar injection usually start with a roaring headache from a lying to sitting/standing position., then improves with lying down. If your headache worsens with upright position, that is characteristic of a CSF leak headache. Go see your doc for a "blood patch" to fix it....You can also try caffeine drinks.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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