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A 38-year-old female asked:

clear drainage from nose. allergies & use nasal spray. recent hysterectomy. brain tumor surgery 2+yrs ago.should i panic?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
About what?: you don't need to panic, you have reasons for the clear drainage, I don't know where exactly was your brain tumor, but surgery causing CSF leak 2 years later is kind of a remote possibility and it needs to be anatomically related to the nasal passages, if the condition persists check neurosurgery / ENT, treatment anyways is generally conservative
Dr. Christopher Kager
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Neurosurgeon: You should be checked out by your neurosurgeon just to make sure it is not a CSF leak from your surgery. Any signs of meningitis should make you go to the ER.

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