Neurology Community
Second Blood Patch Risks
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Second Blood Patch Risks

Had a spinal tap done to look for bleeding, the next 6 days i had serious head aches. I could not stand or sit up with out  experiencing serious pain, doctor tried a caffeine iv that did nothing then so he called someone in to do a blood patch. The rest of the day i had no head ache but the next morning i had a minor one, it then turned into the same situation i was in before the blood patch. So My doctor told me to get another one. Is this the step i should take? any risks ill take getting a second blood patch? The only cause of the head ache is from the spinal tap leaking right? Im a 19 year old healthy male, i don't drink or smoke. No previous migraines or anything like that... Thank you for your time
Related Discussions
1093617_tn?1279305602
Thank you for your question. Although without being able to examine you I can not offer you the specific advice on diagnosis and treatment that you need, but I would try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern.

CSF leak or spinal headache usually resolves within few days or week as many of the causes of leak go away on their own after a few days. Complete bed rest or blood patches for several days are usually recommended. Other treatments include bed rest, hydration, sodium benzoate, caffeine and steroids. Therefore, it will be best to consult a neurologist to find out the nature of headache in order to start the appropriate treatment. Hope this helps.


Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1393294254
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
352007_tn?1372861481
Blank
LisaJF
1689801_tn?1333986916
Blank
Dagun
Iceland
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Joiedecour
Indianapolis, IN
5160872_tn?1385252394
Blank
MommyofNatTyZach