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I HAVE HYDROCEPOLUS, WATER ON THE BRAIN....I WISH TO HAVE A…

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I HAVE HYDROCEPOLUS, WATER ON...
I HAVE HYDROCEPOLUS, WATER ON THE BRAIN....I WISH TO HAVE A SHUNT PUT IN, BUT THE NEUROLGIST I WENT TO SAID NO HE WANTS TO CONTINUE TO DO SPINAL TAPS. MY REGULAR SAID I NEED TO HAVE TH E SHUNT NOW SO I WILL NOT BECOME DISABLED. IS THE SPINAL TAPS ONE AFTER THE OTHER A CURE????? THANK YOU
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Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. Spinal taps one after the other cannot cure anything. It just relieves the pressure. You should get another opinion from a second neurologist/neurosurgeon who is in a better position to give advice on this matter than a GP.

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