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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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Myelogram shows 3mm spinal cord compression with flattening of the ventral surface. Can this cause R arm pain, headaches & constant dizziness?

Myelogram shows 3mm spinal cord compression with flattening of the ventral surface. Can this cause R arm pain, headaches & constant dizziness?

Yes: Hello. Your findings can be the cause of your complaints. To assess further, I would recommend a full consultation. If interested we can set up a time to fully address your concerns. ...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 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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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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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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Ruptured ovarian cyst. Does it cause bloating, weight gain, headache and dizziness? How long do the the symptoms last? Does it cause abdominal spasm

Ruptured ovarian cyst. Does it cause bloating, weight gain, headache and dizziness? How long do the the symptoms last? Does it cause abdominal spasm

Not sure one can: pin the symptoms on ruptured ovarian cyst, but pregnancy will cause those symptoms. Check the pregnancy test. If negative, check it again in 1 week. Besides pain, ruptured ovarian cysts can cause some minor weight gain but should not be significant. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can having a myelogram cause a miscarriage, even if you didn't know you were pregnant?

Can having a myelogram cause a miscarriage, even if you didn't know you were pregnant?

Unlikely: By myelogram I am assuming you mean that contrast was injected into your spine prior to obtaining spinal x-rays and/or ct. Since the contrast should not have any direct effect on your spinal nerves, the myelogram would be unlikely to cause a miscarriage. ...Read more

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I hurt my back 1 year ago 4 months ago had a ct/myelogram done shows lat herniation at L5 what can happen if left to long untreated pain is bad now ?

Continued pain: If you are having severe pain of one year duration, you may want to discuss your case with a spine surgeon. If you decide to simply live with it, i would expect that your pain may continue. I hope that you are at least trying to maximize all of the available conservative treatment options. Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long do cluster headaches last?

How long do cluster headaches last?

Unknown: Remmison are known to occur. Some patients spontaneously abort for ever. ...Read more

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How long will headaches last from lustral.Thanks?

How long will headaches last from lustral.Thanks?

Lustral: Same as zoloft (sertraline). If you started recently and headaches persist beyond 2 weeks report to your provider. If you are withdrawing form this drug there are a number of side effects along with headaches. ...Read more

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The start of diebeties how long does ur headache last.?

The start of diebeties how long does ur headache last.?

Diabetes & Headache?: Why mixing the two issues. Diabetes rarely sudden, develops over time, usually decades, only typically/eventually "diagnosed" & called "start", "borderline", etc. Both DM & headaches=unhealthy, dysfunctional behaviors; better to focus on/understand issues involved, what drives & how to optimally resolve & prevent recurrence. Unfortunately, such focus & high quality assistance difficult to find. ...Read more

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How long do a normal headaches last?

How long do a normal headaches last?

Varies: A tension type headache, whiich is the most common type of headache, may last several hours if you do not take medication whereas a migraine headache is typically 4-72 hours with out medication. ...Read more

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How long do post concessional headaches last?

How long do post concessional headaches last?

Post concussive : After a concussion it is not unusual to have some persistent headache, dizziness, vertigo or general malaise. So long as the symptoms are getting better slowly, I wouldn't worry too much. If increased activity worsens the symptoms, slow down and see if doing a little less helps improve your symptoms. It may take 4-6 weeks to get back to normal. If you are getting worse, go see your doctor!! ...Read more

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