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How can I prepare for a lumbar puncture?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Relax!

Simply said, your expectations and advice from others, regardless of how well they mean, can put a ton of stress and tension on you.
A lumbar puncture is a fairly painless procedure. Staying as still as you can during and then laying down after are the two main things you should do. Otherwise, in experienced hands, the procedure is safe and fairly painless.

In brief: Relax!

Simply said, your expectations and advice from others, regardless of how well they mean, can put a ton of stress and tension on you.
A lumbar puncture is a fairly painless procedure. Staying as still as you can during and then laying down after are the two main things you should do. Otherwise, in experienced hands, the procedure is safe and fairly painless.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Leonard Grossman
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: You don't

You don't need to prepare for lumbar puncture.
Good luck from nyc.

In brief: You don't

You don't need to prepare for lumbar puncture.
Good luck from nyc.
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Dr. Leonard Grossman
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