A 22-year-old male asked:
Doctors - will i be fully conscious during lumbar puncture? can i refuse to be put down? the lp is being done for cjd spinal fluid testing. thank you
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Gaboranswered
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Lumbar puncture: Yes, ordinarily you would be fully conscious. An LP typically involves local anesthesia only.
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