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no fluid from spinal tap
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no fluid from spinal tap

went for two spinal taps both with flourscopy unable to draw fluid my doctor wants me to go for a a third . I am very reluctant to do this .any suggestions on what i should do next.
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Thanks for using the forum. I am happy to address your questions, and my answer will be based on the information you provided here. Please make sure you recognize that this forum is for educational purposes only, and it does not substitute for a formal office visit with a doctor.

Without the ability to examine and obtain a history, I can not tell you what the exact cause of the symptoms is. However I will try to provide you with some useful information.

I am unclear as to why the fluid was not drawn with the fluoroscopy. A smaller needle or operator experience may improve outcome.

Why are you having the spinal tap? Why was no fluid removed with fluoro?

If your physician thinks the spinal tap is needed, it should be performed.

Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I hope you find the information I have provided useful, good luck.

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