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What can be causes of severe back pain and nausea for 6 days since blood patch?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 19 years experience
Epidural blood patch: is a procedure in which autologous blood is injected epidurally at or near the site of prior LP, epidural, spinal. It works by sealing the cerebrospinal fluid leak & by dural tamponade resultant from volume replacement. Pressure from the latter mechanism uncommonly causes transient back pain and paresthesia, usually a good sign. Fever may be seen too. Dr should be informed rig
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Last updated Mar 13, 2018


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