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Possible to have CSF leak 3wks post ESI. L4-L5. Bad headache/foggy/no fever/ nauseated/no vomiting.How long does the headache last?4-5 days already.

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Dr. Mariaelaina Sumas
Neurosurgery

In brief: Yes possible

Headache (HA) after epidural steroid injection (ESI) rarely occur this late but are possible.
Is HA worse when standing/sitting up & less/gone if lying down? Can be associated with nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or visual disturbances. Treatment includes being flat in bed for least 24 hrs, hydration, & analgesics. Since already 4-5 days, I would call physician who did ESI right away. Drink!!

In brief: Yes possible

Headache (HA) after epidural steroid injection (ESI) rarely occur this late but are possible.
Is HA worse when standing/sitting up & less/gone if lying down? Can be associated with nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or visual disturbances. Treatment includes being flat in bed for least 24 hrs, hydration, & analgesics. Since already 4-5 days, I would call physician who did ESI right away. Drink!!
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