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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
49 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Bad sinus disease if left untreated can cause intracranial infection or even brain abcess. The infection erodes through the bone and covering of the ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Yash
46 years experience Dentistry
No direct connection: There is not direct connection between sinuses and spinal fluid. They are proximal to one another but separate. An infection from teeth can get into ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
43 years experience Dentistry
Unlikely: General body infections usually cannot invade the cerebral spinal fluid. The sinus is not "connected" in a way to the csf.
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Dr. Lawrence Grodin
38 years experience Dentistry
No spinal connect: There is no connection between sinus and spinal fluid. Your poor wisdom tooth extraction may cause a sinus infection if it was an upper tooth, but not ... Read More
Dr. Iman Naseri
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes & No: A sinus infection may result, though rarely, from a bad tooth infection/surgery on the upper teeth only. This is because the roots of the upper teeth ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Considine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Any doctor involved with medical treatment and workup involving the spine and brain. Often neurologists and er physicians do this to rule out spinal m ... Read More
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
MDs/DOs: Virtually all mds/dos can order this test, but not all can do it. Typically is done by a neurologist, surgeons/medical residents...
Dr. Matt Malkin
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Multiple: The ordering doctor is usually er, internal med/peds, oncology, neurology or neurosurgery for workups. Depending on institution, all of them may perfo ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
When : When you say your feet were "always" cold and painful, this has been a lifelong problem, or it developed recently? I ask, because your answer makes a ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Orthostatic headache: Orthostatic headache is a medical condition in which a patient develops a headache while vertical and the headache is relieved when horizontal. Not al ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
CSF cell count: Many conditions cause changes in white blood cell count in the CSF. Normally, these are infections, especially viral infections. There are some cond ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Not necessarily: Ebv is very common, and many younger pts experience infectious mononucleosis, but very few go on to develop an autoimmune condition of any type. Assu ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
I have never: heard that. Ask your neurologist to tell you more
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: This is terribly wrong since there should be no direct connection.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Where is the leak?: Spinal fluid leak can cause severe headaches and infection can reach the brain through the site of leakage, what makes you think that you have spinal ... Read More
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