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How bad is a spinal tap or lumbar puncture?

Posted 15 Nov 2012 by sara12345 13 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 by sara12345 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 by rubymc_2 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 by mapperson31 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 ...

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

Posted 26 Jun 2015 by HannahBug 4 answers

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

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

Posted 26 May 2018 by angelzelaya94 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 ...

What happens if you move during a Spinal Tap?

Posted 4 Sep 2014 by Purple_Panda94 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 by dizzyblnd 1 answer

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

My fiance is in the hospital.. he is incoherent and delirious trying to fight everyone?

Posted 5 Mar 2017 by Concernedwife79 1 answer

He is not a violent person and this is not like him no one has an answer doesn't know if it is an infection CAT scan is coming back clear they will be doing an MRI and spinal tap tomorrow just looking for ideas what it could be. He is a type 1 and 1/2 diabetic and has been in kidney failure ...

White lesions on brain MRI, but spinal tap is negative for MS. I did have double vision for 3 month?

Posted 25 Apr 2017 by Tjeb 0 answers

I woke up with double vision the day after Christmas. Dr. said 6th nerve palsy. Palsy lasted 3 months and resolved itself. MRI shows white lesions on brain. Spinal tap shows negative for MS. I've had migraines for many years, never had MRI. Also found a brain tumor and pituitary cyst. The ...

What caused my 19 year old grand daughter to react to a dosage of xanax in the hospital?

Posted 11 Feb 2013 by kimmy1956 1 answer

I brought her in for vomiting. They ran blood work for infection. They performed a spinal tap to rule out meningitis. They gave her 1 mg of xanax for pain and her blood pressure dropped to 55 over 32 and they were beating on her chest to wake her up. They said she could have slipped into a coma or ...

I have a question about Lumbar Punctures?

Posted 7 Nov 2015 by jessa_aria_bell 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 ...

False spinal tap shown on MRI?

Posted 2 Mar 2016 0 answers

A friend of mine has been experiencing bouts of dizziness for months now and after seeing multiple doctors it is believed to be something involved with the inner-ear although it is still not completely certain. He went in for an MRI recently and the doctor said the MRI was showing that he at some ...

One day I randomly felt a pop by my left temple, and now have had a constant headache for years?

Posted 4 May 2018 by frankearnest 0 answers

White Male, early 20s, no drug abuse, sexual activity, or anything like that. The doctor says I have a cyst by my left temple/left eye, but it's 'non-causal.' I've done imaging and dye imaging, and many tests, but they don't actually see anything besides extra spinal fluid ...

Spine Lumbar / Spinal Tap Fractures?

Posted 7 Sep 2016 by Kirstywoo 0 answers

Hi There, My son was 2.5 weeks old and had a spinal tap. At 10 weeks old, he had an X-ray and it showed he had a fracture in his spine and also in his legs, but never showed any signs of being in pain and our doctor and midwife have also confirmed they never noticed any signs of fractures or ...

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