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Is my shunt working
KayDeb posted:
I had a lp shunt placed in November 2010. Last week they went in and flushed the shunt and cleaned it. I am now hurting real bad, the pain medicine is not working and I was wondering if maybe the shunt is malfunctioning and if it is how do I know and what should I do.
Thank you.
Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:

I hope by now you have sought medical help with your pain. I'm so sorry to hear you are experiencing this.
You need to consult your doctor and make sure you share your symptoms and all your concerns. Let us know how you are doing please.

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