Doctor insights on:
How Long Can A Lumbar Puncture Headache Last
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
Days: Varies, but often can take a few days to completely go away. If the headaches are increasing or accompanied by other symptoms (stiffness, fever, neck pain, etc) you should see the physician that did the spinal sampling. It takes a bit of time to restore the volume of fluid drawn during that time headache (alone) are not uncommon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post LP Headache: Post lumbar puncture/spinal tap headaches last until the tiny hole in the dura seals. This can be years but is usually a day or 3. Typically, the cure is to lay flat for 24 hours to keep the pressure low and allow the tiny hole in the dura to heal which it almost always does. Lots of caffeine is helpful too. You may want to call your dr and ask about a blood patch. ...Read more
Relax!: Simply said, your expectations and advice from others, regardless of how well they mean, can put a ton of stress and tension on you. A lumbar puncture is a fairly painless procedure. Staying as still as you can during and then laying down after are the two main things you should do. Otherwise, in experienced hands, the procedure is safe and fairly painless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Epid. Blood Patch: You should first contact the facility and department in which the lumbar puncture was performed and inform them of your symptoms. Most will advise you to venture into the emergency room for further evaluation and counseling regarding treatment of a "Post Dural Puncture Headache." Conservative medical management should be explained to you,as well as the process and risks involved in placing a patch ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
After a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage, how long does a patiently typically get over motor apraxia? And photophobia? How can I best accelerate recovery
Not related: Look for other causes. An acetylated steroid should not cause bloating. ...Read more
Just got a lumbar puncture, how long should I plan to be laying down, and how long will my lower back be sore?
Had an esi lumbar steroid injection...Over a week later and still getting severe nights sweats...Is this common, how long will it last?
Yes: Unfortunately this is a known side effect. Hopefully it will pass in a few weeks at the most. Once the steroid is out of your body it will be gone. If you need a repeat injection ask your doctor to switch the steroid, sometimes this helps or consider non-steroidal injections, although this may give you less relief and will need repeat injections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
75% better 3 months: Most people get better between 2 to 12 weeks from the onset of their extremity pain. This is about 75% without any surgery & does not depend on any one type of treatment or any at all. The rest get better up to one year with about 10% needing surgery with appropriately indicated surgeries doing well 90% as long as they are non smokers, not obese & not diabetic. Those in shape do best in all ! ...Read more
Yes: Typhoid fever, is caused by a bacterial disease, transmitted by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium salmonella some symptoms of typhoid include fatigue, headache, backache, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. Fever lasts about 10-14 days. Body temperature typically rises in the evening and drops in the morning. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- How long does a lumbar puncture headache last?
- Lumbar puncture headache treatment
- How can a lumbar puncture diagnose multiple sclerosis?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How long can stress headaches last?
- How long can a concussion headache last?
- How long can a headache last after a concussion?
- How long can a sinus infection headache last?
- Talk to a neurologist online