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I have had nerve route block and an epidural. I have to have a lumbar puncture (to check for MS) is the pain approx the same for these procedures?

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In brief: Similar

A lumbar puncture is quite similar in sensation to a venipuncture for blood testing, just a puncture to get spinal fluid.

In brief: Similar

A lumbar puncture is quite similar in sensation to a venipuncture for blood testing, just a puncture to get spinal fluid.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Harinder Gill
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Headache

A LP can induce a headache as a side effect,otherwise I expect the two are similar in discomfort.

In brief: Headache

A LP can induce a headache as a side effect,otherwise I expect the two are similar in discomfort.
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