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I had a lumbar puncture on wednesday night.Its now sunday and i still have the most intenese, incapacitating headache of my life! is this related?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: That is likely.

32% of people develop headaches after a lumbar puncture.
Even though most headaches occur within 24 to 48 hours it can take up to 12 days to present. For this severe a headache i would go to the emergency room.

In brief: That is likely.

32% of people develop headaches after a lumbar puncture.
Even though most headaches occur within 24 to 48 hours it can take up to 12 days to present. For this severe a headache i would go to the emergency room.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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