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I had a lumbar puncture 3 days ago.If it got infected would i know by now?And how would i know if it was?Thank you for your wisdom and care

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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
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In brief: Erythema

All lumbar punctures have a small risk of causing infection.
The skin at the site of puncture can be infected which may present as redness, pain, swelling and or foul smelling discharge. Rarely, lumbar punctures can cause meningitis which may present as headache, stiff neck, blurry vision, fever or severe back pain.

In brief: Erythema

All lumbar punctures have a small risk of causing infection.
The skin at the site of puncture can be infected which may present as redness, pain, swelling and or foul smelling discharge. Rarely, lumbar punctures can cause meningitis which may present as headache, stiff neck, blurry vision, fever or severe back pain.
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