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Did I have a botched spinal tap? Headache.

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
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In brief: Maybe

Headache is common after a spinal tap, and is classically worse with sitting or standing up and better with lying down.
While post-tap headache usually improves with time, fluids, and caffeine, it sometimes requires a procedure known as a blood patch to make it go away.

In brief: Maybe

Headache is common after a spinal tap, and is classically worse with sitting or standing up and better with lying down.
While post-tap headache usually improves with time, fluids, and caffeine, it sometimes requires a procedure known as a blood patch to make it go away.
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Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Common reaction

Very common after lumbar puncture.
Should go away but it is not a bad idea to go back to your doctor and get re-evaluated.

In brief: Common reaction

Very common after lumbar puncture.
Should go away but it is not a bad idea to go back to your doctor and get re-evaluated.
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