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Post Dural Puncture Headache
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 2 more doctor answers
Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more
Had a dural puncture during csection 2 yrs ago with spinal headache. Can this be causing my neurological problems today? Didn't have patch.
No: See a neurologist, duralumin punctures are not related to delayed onset neurological symyoms. ...Read more
Can dural puncture from spinal anesthetic for csection cause brain damage? Had the spinal headache for 2 weeks no blood patch. Symptoms were severe.
Dural puncture: Dural puncture cannot cause any brain damage unless there is very high CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) pressure inside the skull (increased icp - intracranial pressure), in which case the skull contents can herniate outside the skull through the foramen magnum (through which the spinal cord exits). This would be an emergency and if you are writing this, you dont have it ! ...Read more
I had a spinal tap three days ago. I developed a spinal headache, a numb right leg, & a knot at the puncture site. What kind of a recovery time am i looking at?
Eternal: Go back and have the hole in your dura sealed back up with a blood patch! you're leaking spinal fluid where you had the lumbar puncture and it won't heal itself. The fastest way to take care of it is to have blood drawn, repeat the spinal tap, and inject those platelets into the canal to seal up the puncture where you're leaking. Your headache will be gone very soon thereafter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a vibration/dizzy sensation in my head for a few days, I had a lumbar puncture a 2 weeks ago (with spinal headache[resolved]). Correlation?
I had a lumbar puncture done in an ER...I am now having severe spinal headache, I cant even sit up at all!! I vomit and have to lay back down. HELP?
Post-LP headache: First thing, lay down. Don't get up. Second, hydrate - water/Gatorade/Powerade. And third, caffeine and ibuprofen (per instructions)! If not better in 72-96 hours post-LP, would contact provider who performed LP for possible epidural 'blood patch.' Most post-LP headaches resolve with the above instructions. Laying down is most important. ...Read more
I had a lumbar puncture. Then I had a blood patch to fix the spinal headache from that. Now i have burps thay smell like feces. N?
I just had a blood patch done yesterday for a post spinal headache... My back is so sire I cant really even move. Should I go to my local ER?
Back pain : is common after a blood patch. You should call the professional that performed the blood patch and go to ER if you have any neurological symptoms ...Read more
Could i develop spinal headache 3 wks post lumbar suurgery. Positional pain x3 days and a runny nose, when should i become concerned about a csf leak?
Iatrogenic goes away: It can happen after any spinal tap, intentional or not, when needle penetrates the layers surrounding the spinal canal. Typically it is positional - worsens with sitting/ standing. Most of the headaches subside on their own, but beacuse it may take up to 10-14 days and in severe cases another injection is offered as a treatment, it is called 'blood patch'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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