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What can I expect during myelogram? - Duplicate



  • I had one about three years ago.

    They pre you and put you on a table that tilts. Then they lay you on your stomach, put dye in and do the scan.

    They told me to Kay down and take it easy, only get up to use the bathroom. I did EVERYTHING I was told to, but I still had spinal fluid leak, which is why you end up with severe headaches. They're pretty intense, if you get them.

    I ended up getting a blood patch and was totally fine after that.

    Like everyone else suggested on your previous post, just do what they say. Take it really easy the day you get it done, or however long the doc says.

    The test is worth getting done to find out what's wrong, even with the chance of getting the headaches. You'll know if you have them. I get migraines and they far surpass a migraine. Just call the doc ASAP and they'll get you in for the blood patch. My family physician now schedules a blood patch when he schedules the myleogram, just to be on the safe side...

    Good luck!
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