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A week ago, I was treated for a Dural AV Fistula. They went in through a groin artery and injected "glue" (Onyx) and I was sent home 2 days later. Everything is healing nicely, except for a mild but constant headache that I've had since the surgery. I know very little about recovery time or what to expect and I'm feeling stressed about this headache. Is this normal? Should I just be more patient? Should the headache concern me? I have a follow up appoint on jan 31st, but I'm VERY anxious to know if this headache is a normal part of the healing or not. Thank you. (I'm a 44 year old male)

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?

The headache gets worse when I lay down for awhile in one position (sleeping at night)

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

The doctors found the DAVF when they gave me an angiogram CT scan due to a sub-arachnid hemorrhage. The hemorrhage was not found to be from an aneurysm, but I went through 2 weeks of the worse head pain I've ever felt, as we waited (in the hospital) for the blood in my brain to "go away". I was told the hemorrage is not an immediate concern.

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Did you receive spinal or epidural anesthesia during surgery?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I'm not familiar with those terms, but I was put under general anesthetic.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Did I lose you?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I really hope I didn't lose you. I'm very interested in getting a response to this.
Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Thanks for the reply.

Sometimes headache is the side effect of the anesthesia and specially if you got an epidural that is injection in your back for pain control. This type of headache is temporary and goes in a week time. I would recommend you to take tylenol, lots of fluids and coffee for early relief.

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