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Doctor insights on: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

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How do I know if I have cerebrospinal fluid leak?

How do I know if I have cerebrospinal fluid leak?

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 ...Read more

Cerebrospinal Fluid (Definition)

The fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord provides an exchange pathway and balancing system for brain and spinal cord metabolism, besides a cushioning system for routine impacts of our ...Read more


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

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

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. ...Read more

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What causes spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaks?

See a neurologist: Possibly trauma, tumors or masses but it would be wise to seek out a neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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How can cerebrospinal fluid leaks affect the nervous system?

May cause headaches: Most spinal fluid issues of this sort follow lumbar punctures and can be fixed via a blood patch. Far less commonly, postural orthostatic headaches can be due to spontaneous damage within the neuraxis which can cause headaches and/or dizziness. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have post nasal drip or cerebrospinal fluid leak (csf)?

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 ENT who can send off this fluid to be tested for beta2-transferrin. The test can answer that question for you. May also order ct imaging. ...Read more

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Why is cerebrospinal fluid circulated throughout the body?

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Why is cerebrospinal fluid circulated throughout the body?

CSF: Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear colorless fluid produced in the choroid plexus in the brain, and acts as a cushion or a buffer for the brain & spinal cord. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cerebrospinal fluid?

Watery substance: The fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord provides an exchange pathway and balancing system for brain and spinal cord metabolism, besides a cushioning system for routine impacts of our day to day activities.. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to have blood in your cerebrospinal fluid?

Why is it bad to have blood in your cerebrospinal fluid?

Abnormal CSF: Normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is clear and colorless. Bloody CSF is abnormal. Possible causes include subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage or cerebral infarct. A traumatic spinal tap may also result in bloody CSF. ...Read more

Csf (Definition)

Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear colorless fluid produced in the choroid plexus in the brain, and acts as a cushion or a buffer for the ...Read more