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Lumbar Puncture

Lumbar Puncture - Symptoms

Lumbar Puncture - How to prevent?

Lumbar Puncture - Diagnosis

Lumbar Puncture - Preparing for surgery

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Can I eat or drink or take my medications before this procedure?

  • Fasting is not necessary. You may continue taking your medications as directed.

How do I prepare for this test?

  • Try to relax. During and before the procedure, you should try to breathe slowly and deeply. You should not hold your breath, strain, move, or talk. You will be "coached" during the procedure by your doctor.

Lumbar Puncture - Post-surgery care

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