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How long would a post lumber puncture headache last for?

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How long would a post lumber puncture headache last for?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
Hello from JustAnswer.
I am sorry that you are having a headache after a lumbar puncture.
The headache that occurs after a lumbar puncture can vary from a single day to as much as 7 days. Most people have shorter headaches, usually only a day or less, but someone with a more severe headache has a chance that it may last up to 7 days.
If I can provide any further information, please let me know.