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What are the side effects of a lumbar puncture?

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Dr. James Cullington
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Head ache ,infection

Spinal headache can be severe requiring bed rest and sometimes a blood clot patch over puncture site and infection is potentially very rare but also dangerous.

In brief: Head ache ,infection

Spinal headache can be severe requiring bed rest and sometimes a blood clot patch over puncture site and infection is potentially very rare but also dangerous.
Dr. James Cullington
Dr. James Cullington
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology

In brief: Headache, bleeding

The most common side effect of a lumbar puncture is headache due to the drop in cerebrospinal fluid pressure.
This normally resolves in a few days with fluids and rest, but sometimes requires a second procedure called a blood patch before it resolves. Lp can also cause bleeding and infection, although these are much more rare.

In brief: Headache, bleeding

The most common side effect of a lumbar puncture is headache due to the drop in cerebrospinal fluid pressure.
This normally resolves in a few days with fluids and rest, but sometimes requires a second procedure called a blood patch before it resolves. Lp can also cause bleeding and infection, although these are much more rare.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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