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Can you eat before a spinal tap?

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You may eat a light breakfast the morning of the test.

SOURCES:

Johns Hopkins Medicine. “Prepare for a Procedure: Lumbar Puncture.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society. “Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF).”

Mayo Clinic. “Migraine: Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 29, 2018

SOURCES:

Johns Hopkins Medicine. “Prepare for a Procedure: Lumbar Puncture.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society. “Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF).”

Mayo Clinic. “Migraine: Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 29, 2018

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