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I had papelleidema,I went for lumbar puncture, does it work for me to be normal ?

i'm 35 years female recently married,on feb 14th i got to know that i had papelleidema,i went for lumbar puncture,my pressure was 260,i 'm on medication now.does this treatment helps me to be normal
Asked On : Tue, 22 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
hello and welcome to healthcare magic!!
papilledema is a sign of increased intra cranial pressure if you have been put on medications to decrease the same after ascertaining the cause i think it will help you to lead a normal life just make sure you get yourself checked out regularly.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mohammed Tauseef's  Response
Hi, welcome to Healthcare Magic Forum.
Papilledema is an optic disc swelling that is secondary to elevated intracranial pressure. Have you got a CT or MRI Scan done? A lumbar puncture is performed following a normal MRI to assess the opening pressure of the CSF and to obtain CSF for analysis to rule out neoplastic and infectious etiologies. It may provide some therapeutic benefit, as the CSF pressure is reduced temporarily. Which medications are you on? Go to your Neurologist regularly and stick to your treatment plan.
Take care.
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