Post-dural Puncture Headache

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  • Post-dural Puncture Headache
A young 23-year-old primipara giving birth naturally is requiring an epidural because of a severe pain. What laboratory tests will be required to perform the procedure?

Full blood count, glucose test

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You have just endangered the patient by epidural haematoma. Sole full blood count is not sufficient, we need to have a blood clotting test as well. A glucose test is not necessary.


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Blood clotting test, blood lipid tests

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You have endangered the patient by epidural hematoma. Just a blood clotting test is not enough, it is necessary to know a number of thrombocytes and therefore we need to have a full blood count too. Blood lipid tests are not necessary.


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Blood clotting test, full blood count

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Despite the fact that pregnancy is a procoagulant state, one of the most severe complications is an epidural haematoma, therefor we need to know coagulation state of the patient.


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Blood clotting test, glucose test

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Be aware! You need to know a coagulation state of the patient to avoid an epidural haematoma. Blood clotting test is not sufficient, you need to have a full blood count too. A glucose test is not necessary.


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