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Why does a myelagram cause headaches and how long does this last?

Why does a myelagram cause headaches and how long does this last?

CSF leak: Like an lp, a myelogram involves introducing a needle into the fluid-filled sac that contains the spinal cord. If the hole created by the needle does not close, spinal fluid can leak out and cause a headache that is worse with standing and better with lying down. If this describes your headache, try lots of fluids and caffeine. If this fails, a procedure called a blood patch can plug the hole. ...Read more

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Myelogram (Definition)

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


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I had a severe reaction to the contrast dye used in a myelogram.I am having hallucinations and brain zap headaches & seizures. Will they ever stop?

I had a severe reaction to the contrast dye used in a myelogram.I am having hallucinations and brain zap headaches & seizures. Will they ever stop?

See your doctor: You should discuss your side effects with the doctor who ordered the procedure and the radiologist. They may have suggestions for you to reduce the symptoms. Try to rest. A short term trial of antipsychotic medication may help until the symptoms resolve. I see that you are also on depakote. You may need to have your dose increased. ...Read more

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I have had a very bad headache and terrible neck ache for three days since my myelogram . I have been lying flat on my back, taking tylenol (acetaminophen) , etc. .?

I have had a very bad headache and terrible neck ache for three days since my myelogram . I have been lying flat on my back, taking tylenol (acetaminophen) , etc. .?

Call your doctor: Having the headache for about a day is normal but 3 days is too long. Drink a lot of fluids for starters and continue the bed rest. Call your physician right away (even though its a weekend). ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to do a myelogram?

How long does it usually take to do a myelogram?

About 2 hours: Most myelograms are performed in a radiology facility by a radiologist trained in interventional procedures. The procedure may involve a tilting radiology table, in order to investigate the flow of the injected dye. This procedure often includes a post-myelogram ct scan, allowing the radiologist to obtain information similar to that of a MRI scan. ...Read more

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How long does a lhc heart myelogram take?

How long does a lhc heart myelogram take?

Cardiac cath: You must mean left heart cath angiogram, not myelogram. Usually takes about 20 minutes and is an outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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How long are test and rest periods for a myelogram?

How long are test and rest periods for a myelogram?

Varies, a few hours: It depends on your body size, the space between the spinal bones (vertebrae), but usually once the needle is in and spinal fluid flows, it is fairly quick. Dye is injected and the needle removed. The table is tilted to make the dye move around and pictures taken. Then a ct is typically fast (10 minutes). Observation is about an hour after that. ...Read more

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Hv bronchitis 8 wks developed into sinusitis. Headache + press behind eyes. How long will this last? Does it cause any vision loss? Tkg.Tylenol (acetaminophen) pain

Hv bronchitis 8 wks developed into sinusitis. Headache + press behind eyes. How long will this last? Does it cause any vision loss? Tkg.Tylenol (acetaminophen) pain

Aggressive treatment: 8 weeks of bronchitis and now sinusitis tells me that you have upper and lower respiratory systems infected or inflamed. There needs to be culture of your sputum, lab, chest and sinus xrays. Prolonged antibiotics are indicated IF there is infection. Ancillary treatments are inhalers, decongestants , maybe steroids and lots of hydration. Vision loss is rare . Please see your physician ASAP. ...Read more

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I've had 2 recent ear surgeries. Im having pain from my temple area down into my jaw. Dr said its irritation of the temporal muscle how long will this last? Does this usually cause headaches?

I've had 2 recent ear surgeries. Im having pain from my temple area down into my jaw. Dr said its irritation of the temporal muscle how long will this last? Does this usually cause headaches?

Yes: Unfortunately, area near ear canals into jaw is small w nerves running thru it. So w surgery there is local swelling, compression, irritation, and pain. This is separate from pain your md is describing, which also happens. It is b/c of how your head ; mouth needed to be in position for the surgeries (unconscious for you, but it happened to the muscles). Lasts diff amount for all. U r on right meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

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