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Very ill after normal spinal tap and and follow up epidural blood patch. What could it be?
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Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Postdural puncture
This sounds like you had a postdural puncture headache, which is a headache that improves after lying down.
Bed rest, fluids and caffeine usually resolve the problem after several days, but sometimes a blood patch is needed to fix the issue.

In brief: Postdural puncture
This sounds like you had a postdural puncture headache, which is a headache that improves after lying down.
Bed rest, fluids and caffeine usually resolve the problem after several days, but sometimes a blood patch is needed to fix the issue.
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