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We found 9 questions associated with the 'Spinal Tap' topic.

How bad is a spinal tap or lumbar puncture?

Posted 15 Nov 2012 14 answers

Especially interested in anyone who wasn't sedated. I've been awake for my endoscopy and colonoscopy with sedation which everyone else doesn't remember. I'm scheduled for one and am told that I will be given some mild sedation. But I'm a bit nervous, especially since ...

Anyone have the most painful week of their life after a spinal tap?

Posted 15 Dec 2012 17 answers

Could the doctor doing the procedure have done something wrong? The doctor told me it was a more invasive procedure because they were checking the pressure. Within 15 minutes after putting my head up after lying down for hours, I had the worst pain EVER. It was worse than my severe migraines which ...

Is Norco a blood thinner?

Posted 7 Jan 2015 2 answers

I have to have a spinal tap and can't take blood thinner for 3 days.

How long does spinal tap take to heal?

Posted 13 Feb 2015 1 answer

I had a spinal tap Monday. It is Friday I have a spinal headache. The question I have is when the procedure is done are you supposed to lay flat 30mins before you get sent home so you can clot? I was sent home immediately after the procedure was completed. Please help I want to make sure I'm ...

Spinal tap headaches and when do they usually heal after the procedure is done?

Posted 26 May 2018 1 answer

So, I got it done Sunday and well, the pain sucked until wed when I went back in to get a blood patch, it stopped and a little over 30 hours the headache came back but it was bearable unlike the first time I mean I couldn’t stand without vomiting. This time it hurts but I can stand and not ...

Doctors try everything but doesn't know why I have headaches everyday some day are worse then othe?

Posted 26 Jun 2015 4 answers

MRI normal, CT Scan normal, blood work normal, X Rays normal, Spinal tap fluid normal

What happens if you move during a Spinal Tap?

Posted 4 Sep 2014 3 answers

I'm going to have a spinal tap done soon and i'm very scared of needles. I've been putting it off for a long time but i recently had to go to the ER with my arm getting weak and a unexpected bruise on my spine and headaches. So they really want me to get it done to figure out whats ...

Symptoms started.MRI showed 'spots' on the brain... Spinal tap was negative?

Posted 30 Dec 2014 1 answer

Still having issues... now who will believe me?

I have a question about Lumbar Punctures?

Posted 7 Nov 2015 1 answer

I have a 15 degree curve of my lower spine and a 30 degree rotation along with it. My dr wants to do a spinal tap is there anything I should ask him before hand bc he's thinking that it will go stright in like a normal persons will... is there also anything I need to do besides drink fluids ...

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