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Why won't the doctor put me out for a lumbar puncture?
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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Risks
Putting someone out (ie.
Anesthetising them) carries some risk. Lumbar punctures are usually well tolerated with just using some local anesthetic (numbing medicine).

In brief: Risks
Putting someone out (ie.
Anesthetising them) carries some risk. Lumbar punctures are usually well tolerated with just using some local anesthetic (numbing medicine).
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Generally not requir
This is not typically necessary.
Perhaps you could ask for IV sedation prior to the procedure if excessively anxious. Furthermore, general anesthesia may cause vasodilation which is undesireable for an lp.

In brief: Generally not requir
This is not typically necessary.
Perhaps you could ask for IV sedation prior to the procedure if excessively anxious. Furthermore, general anesthesia may cause vasodilation which is undesireable for an lp.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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