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Yes: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is a curable condition. The source of the fluid leak must first be identified, usually by mri, ct or a special nuclear scan. The treatment of this is usually by surgical repair of the leak. Many times this surgery can be performed through the nose, if possible. Untreated CSF leaks can lead to meningitis. ...Read more
Leak: They are not usually relatedGet a more detailed answer ›
Thin water type flu: Fluid that will just keep coming out, will not stop, usually thin and clear, can sometimes be greenish if baby had a meconium bm in utero but if you are concerned u may be leaking please call your OB right now, because if i was your doc i would send u to l&d if there was any concern about leaking af. ...Read more
CSF leak following labor epidural. Blood patch resolved spinal headache, but now have other concerns(pressure at base of skull, lightheaded, no appetite).What tests to determine if CSF leak continues?
Not any: MRI can occasionally pick up continuing leak. Usually based on symptoms. If you have continuing positional headache that makes the diagnosis of CSF leak. Sometimes it takes a few days for CSF pressures to stabilize and to feel normal: especially after having a baby with all the disruptions in sleep, your physiology etc that that brings ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chiari malformation. Decompressed 2012, CSF leak surgery 2012, vp shunt 2013. Carpal tunnel result of chiari? Only small relief after surgeries
No relationship: Compression of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel has no relationship to the chiari malformation. Patients with chiari i malformation may have syringomyelia, which can cause neck and arm symptoms. However, carpal tunnel syndrome is very specific to the nerve at the wrist. Your neurosurgeon can help distinguish between the two conditions, and explain why you still have symptoms. ...Read more
Based on setting: During pregnancy, it is not unusual to see "debris" in the amniotic fluid during ultrasound. This is likely related to vernix - a cheesy substane produced by the baby. On the other hand, bloody amniotic fluid that is actually seen can be normal, or it can be a sign of a complication called placental abruption. In either case, this should be clarified by the ob/gyn involved. ...Read more
A hole: The bag of water is held together by amniotic membranes that have less integrity than an overfilled water balloon. Sometimes, they develop a "hole" and leak and re-seal, and sometimes they don't. Either way you need to tell your OB MD of this development as fetus' can get infected and die if the membranes are truly compromised. ...Read more
Does a constant pinkish-reddish fluid coming from recent lumbar surgery wound indicate a CSF leak or something else?
Possibly: If your post surgical wound is leaking you should inform your surgeon and see them as soon as possible. It could be CSF leak or infection. ...Read more
Sores on legs: Hello. Thank you for asking this question. Diabetes is diagnosed with a blood test. While there may be signs and symptoms associated with it, the diagnosis is based on blood sugar levels. Sores leaking clear fluid may arise for many reasons. If you have swelling in your legs and poor blood flow, there may be an underlying illness that should be investigated. ...Read more