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Can you damage your brain from blowing your nose

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Highly improbable: It is possible to have brain (encephalocele) or the intracranial membranes (meningocele) or a combination of the two prolapse from the cranial cavity ... Read More

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
No, you cannot: Cause an aneurysm to from by blowing your nose. However, straining, for example when having a bowel movement, increases your blood pressure, and coul ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
No: Unrelated issues.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Unless: There is a communication between the nasal cavity and brain cavity this should not be a problem. Such communications are typically the result of prior ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
No tumor: The brain is encased in the cranial vault and can not result in bleeding from the nostril. The mucosa of the nose can induce bleeding. The nasal c ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe: In some cases, migraine headaches can involve changes in cerebral blood flow. Interestingly, treating a type of chronic sinus disease known as vasomot ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fernando Miranda
Specializes in Neurology
Possible: There are sinuses separated from brain by a bone wall. It is possible that if the bone is fractured, the brain may be involved. So, the answer is whi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
No: Any fragments remaking should be looked at by an oral surgeon for evaluation of removal.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
46 years experience Neurosurgery
No: There is no evidence that a head injury causes a brain tumor.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Brain injuries & MRI: Some brain injuries show on MRI, like contusion, bleeding, etc. Not all injuries show on an MRI. Concussion may appear as no injury on MRI.

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