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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do i know if i have a cerebrospinal fluid leak?

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Dr. Kenneth Liu
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Talk to your doctor.: A CSF leak can be manifested in various ways. Typically, patients will complain of a postural headache (headache that worsens with standing, improves with lying down). Sometimes, clear fluid can be seen dripping from one's nose or they can taste a salty fluid in the back of their throat. Sometimes, nausea and/or double vision can develop. A CSF leak can place you at risk for meningitis.
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Cerebrospinal fluid: A CSF leak is usually manifested by a salty taste in the back of throat or a watery discharge from the nose not related to a cold or infection

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A 49-year-old male asked:

What do I do if I think I have cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak?

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Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
CSF leak: You will need to see a neurosurgeon who can guide some very sophisticated testing and imaging to determine the presence of a leak - this will then allow for targeted treatment options for you.

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