MRI Results, scared

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   Posted 8/29/2012 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I just got my MRI results and they said I have fluid in my brain and behind my right optic nerve. Has anyone else have experience with this? They said I will most likely need a spinal tab which really scares me. Are they painful? What is it like?

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   Posted 8/29/2012 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
They can be uncomfortable but are rarely very painful. They're a very frequent way of checking for intracranial problems. The lumbar puncture (as they're often called) will give your doctors a better idea about the source of your problem and most likely lead them to a good way to treat it.

Best wishes and try to relax, knowing that this problem is out of your hands for now.

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