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What Is The Difference Between A Lumbar Puncture And A Myelogram
A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several ...Read more
Myelogram CT with a lumbar puncture 7ds and 2bld patch later it was CSF leak. Myelo showed dual cerv & lumb stenosis. Is it poss CSF crashed my syst?
What is the difference between spinal anethesia (for csection) and a lumbar puncture (for CSF testing)? Is one more painful than the other?
I'm having lots of poison in my lower left back 4 weeks after a lumbar puncture. I've had a bulged disk in the past but it was on the right side.
R/O SPINAL TRAUMA: After a lumbar puncture, which may be done to evaluate for meningitis, encephalitis or MS. You may suffer from a severe spinal headache and/or pain at the puncture site. If this is the case you need to call your doctor and it may be remedied by a blood patch. If it was a difficult LP you may have a spinal cord hematoma. Either way you need a full exam blood work and a follow up MRI. ...Read more
I had a lumbar puncture 7 hours ago and now I'm having somewhat severe back pain and I feel foggy. Is this normal?
Any headache?: #1 adverse effect of lumbar puncture is post-procedure headache, which is treated with lying flat and drinking lots of water besides the pain meds. Back pain where the LP was done, if persistent beyond 48 hrs, may indicate infection, but more likely nerve involvement during the procedure. Mental lethargy should not happen unless you had meningitis. Was meningitis what LP was done for? ...Read more
What should normal inter crainal pressure be during my last lumbar puncture my beginning pressure was 38 I was just wondering i also ha e iih?
Positional: In the side-lying position intracranial pressure as measured during lumbar puncture should be between 100 and 150 cm of water pressure. If pressure is measured while sitting upright, pressure level in fluid column should extend to base of skull (foramen magnum) but numerically will exceed 150. The rest of your question is unclear. Are you asking about a post-spinal headache? ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with papilledima taking Acetazolamide and have done the lumbar puncture once. I'm afraid of losing my eyesight. Will tat happen?
Not likely: With aggressive treatment it is unlikely that you will lose your eyesight but it may not return to baseline prior to the attack. ...Read more
As often as needed: To diagnose or treat a patient illeness. ...Read more
LP complications: When spinal tap is done, if difficult, you might have local external bruising, swelling, and tenderness. Rarely, a local infection could occur. Typically, the usual reactions dissipate within a day or two. If symptoms are worsening, contact your doctor. ...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 more
Depends on duration:
This depends on the duration of the post LP headache. If you have a headache when upright, that improves when lying flat following an LP that has been present for several days, you should call the doctor and explain your symptoms. Treatment is usually very effective in terminating symptoms in several hours.
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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
Depends on question: Possibly, depending on why the LP is being done. Some tests require comparing the concentration of chemicals in the blood to that in the csf. Also, sometimes people need to make sure their blood is clotting properly before doing the lp, to reduce the risk of bleeding. ...Read more
Possible: They could have hit nerves or caused some bleeding. ...Read more
Herniation risk: When you remove spinal fluid during a lp, you lower spinal column pressure. If you have something in or around your brain that's increasing pressure within the skull (including blood), this could cause the brain to "herniate"-- to squeeze into places it doesn't belong to go from a high pressure area to a low pressure area. Herniation can be fatal, which is why we don't take the risk. ...Read more
Yes: The lumbar puncture procedure can cause some locals back pain. The back pain should not last for more than 2-3 days after the procedure. It should not cause severe back pain. Talk to your doctor if you develop any headaches, numbness/tingling/weakness in the low extremities, severe back pain, or any difficulty with bowel or bladder function. ...Read more
Usually inflammation: I have had a number of individuals develop lumbosacral plexopathy symptoms throughout the years, I have put them all on a course of steroids and they all improved. I don't think it's traumatic, I think it's inflammatory, perhaps due to some blood in the region irritating the nerve trunk, roots and plexi. ...Read more
No real difference: Unless the pt has poor blood clotting for some reason, see no contra-indication or unusual risk. Lp usually is quite safe, but could introduce systemic infectioin into the spinal fluid space, could cause bleeding if venous plexus penetrated, post-lp headache most common side effect. ...Read more
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