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High protein levels from spinal tap Clopton™ 2 kids; Tulsa, OK, United States 3237 posts
15th Dec '12

Just curious as to what that could possibly mean. I'm afraid to "google" anything and get really freaked out. I don't think my hormones can handle what google has to say right now.



Let's just say that a "friend" of mine hasn't been feeling well for awhile. Had a spinal tap today at the ER and is being referred to a neurologist first thing Monday morning.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
15th Dec '12

High levels are seen in many conditions including bacterial and fungal meningitis, multiple sclerosis, tumors, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and traumatic tap.

Clopton™ 2 kids; Tulsa, OK, United States 3237 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" High levels are seen in many conditions including bacterial and fungal meningitis, multiple sclerosis, tumors, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and traumatic tap."


I'm sorry but I am incredibly retarded when it comes to anything in the medical field. Is any of that life threatening? Could it be treated? Is it long term?

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting Clopton
Clopton™ 2 kids; Tulsa, OK, United States 3237 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" Some of them are life threatening, some aren't. Some can be treated, some can't. Some are long term, some aren't. You're not going to know much until you know why the levels are elevated."


That's what I figured. We won't find out anything until we see the neurologist on Monday. I'm very impatient and just hate the waiting game and not knowing. Thank you.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting Clopton
Clopton™ 2 kids; Tulsa, OK, United States 3237 posts
16th Dec '12
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" If it's any comfort, something like meningitis would have other markers indicated, and he wouldn't be waiting to see someone Monday."


Yeah I guess they tested for meningitis at the hospital and it came up negative. Can't wait until Monday!