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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Possible: It is possible, though the most common cause is sinus congestion caused by allergy or URI
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Good question: Why would you suspect a CSF leak? Trauma? History of recurrent meningitis? Recent surgery? These leaks aren't very common. That said, you can see an E ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Pilonidal cyst: hi~ leaking CSF from a pilonidal cyst removal? Was the Surgeon a licensed First World practitioner? If this was CSF you have to go right thru the sac ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
CSF: Usually you would require trauma first. A simple way is check the liquid draining from the right nostril. CSF contains glucose, as nasal drainage does ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Carcione
33 years experience Neurology
CSF leak: Clear, bloody, or pus from the nose or ear with signs of infection (fever) and stiff neck or headache - if you suspect a leak, strongly suggest being ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kamran Parsa
13 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends. : That depends what on the cause and location of the csf leak. I am available for consultation if you need to discuss further.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
?traumatic head inj.: Most common cause of leaking spinal fluid in your age group is trauma. If you have injured the base of the skull at the cribriform plate, you might e ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Mittal
16 years experience Neurology
Csf leak: In the setting of CSF leak, you want to avoid anything that can increase the intracranial pressure like coughing, sneezing, and ejaculation.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kamran Parsa
13 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends. : If the leak is exposed to the outside environment or to cavities that have bacteria sitting there, then yes you are and will need the leak treated imm ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
It happens rarely: Spontaneous CSF leaks requiring repair occur in 1-2 per million people/yr (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25111523), many of these patients turn ... Read More
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