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My friend got CSF otorrhea. Why is that?

My friend got CSF otorrhea. Why is that?

Otitis? Trauma?: Complicated otitis can cause lesions in the inner/middle ear that erode through the brain coverings (meninges) threatening meningitis and encephalitis with serious or even lethal consequences. CSF otorrhea can alternatively be the result of tumors of trauma to the base of the skull and is a very serious condition - emergent medical care should be sought with ent, neurosurgery, and neurology. ...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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Hi i have a clear watery sticky discharge coming from inside my ear. my doctor said it wasnt a cfs leak but it was otitis externa. is she correct do y?

Hi i have a clear watery sticky discharge coming from inside my ear. my doctor said it wasnt a cfs leak but it was otitis externa. is she correct do y?

More than likely: CSF discharge from the ear is very unusual, unless you had trauma resulting in fracture of the skull. If treatment of infection does not resolve it, you may wish to see an ENT surgeon. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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So i was told my daughter has a dull eardrum what does this mean? Is she losing her hearing?

So i was told my daughter has a dull eardrum what does this mean? Is she losing her hearing?

Dull eardrum: A dull eardrum usually indicates there is a little fluid in the middle ear space. It does not always mean an associated infection. Ear drum usually is like plastic wrap - you can see through it. Dull ear drum looks more like waxed paper. There may be a little transient hearing decrease when fluid present in middle ear, but usually not permanent. Needs ongoing follow-up with doc to make sure better. ...Read more

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I had fluid in my ears when I was little it was treated but at 17 now could it cause me not to know what direction a sound is coming from ?

I had fluid in my ears when I was little it was treated but at 17 now could it cause me not to know what direction a sound is coming from ?

LongTime4FluidInTher: Knowing what direction from which a sound is coming is a function of the difference in times the sound reaches each ear. Fluid in one ear may muffle the sound on one side, but not the transmission time from there to the different parts of the brain that interpret sound direction. So the answer is yes, of course...I mean...no, of course not or better yet, in true scientific manner: probably not. ...Read more

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If my only sons blood type is a+ and my fiance is o+ what would mine have to be?

If my only sons blood type is a+ and my fiance is o+ what would mine have to be?

A or AB: Check this attachment-LINK that has an easy to follow ABO Blood type calculator. http://www.canadiancrc.com/paternity_determination_blood_type.aspx ...Read more

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My daughter has poor hearing due to a cold, we went to dr and she said her ear is shiny! What does that mean is it normal?

My daughter has poor hearing due to a cold, we went to dr and she said her ear is shiny! What does that mean is it normal?

Ear: When the doctor looks in the ear canal he should be able to see the reflection of 3 small bones through a transparent membrane. In the case of a severe cold fluid fills the middle ear and the bones may not be seen and can look cloudy and the bones are not well seen ...Read more

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I'm trying to understand fluid retention levels, BPM I think it's called. Can someone help (this is about my mom again) she says hers was 280 and is now 150. What does that mean is that good?

I'm trying to understand fluid retention levels, BPM I think it's called. Can someone help (this is about my mom again) she says hers was 280 and is now 150. What does that mean is that good?

BNP?: I think you might mean bnp. This is a test that can give you some idea of how much heart failure ( and related fluid retention ) is going on. However, the role of serial measurement of bnp in heart failure is not yet very solid. 150 sounds better than 280, but there is a lot of variability in the test ( i assume pg/ml) and significance depends on the time interval between the two tests. ...Read more

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I have a ruptured eardrum and my nose is gushing blood. Is that normal?

I have a ruptured eardrum and my nose is gushing blood. Is that normal?

Eardrum nose bleed: It is not normal to bleed from your nose. What caused the ruptured eardrum? Some one beat you up? Then blood nose may be "norma". ...Read more

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Today my doctor called me and said my potassium was low and so was my white blood cells just wondering is there anything to be worried about?

Today my doctor called me and said my potassium was low and so was my white blood cells just wondering is there anything to be worried about?

Yes: Lab values are key to today's medicine. For each test, the range is set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Low potassium may be just this, or result from diuretic treatment, an adrenal tumor that might be making you sick and could be easily removed, or lots of other things. Low WBC can be trivial or very serious. Get your questions answered and good luck ...Read more

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My question is for my husband he has very high blood pressure constant keeps a headache this morning he had a headache, nosebleed, blood pressure is 145/102 what does that mean?

My question is for my husband he has very high blood pressure constant keeps a headache this morning he had a headache, nosebleed, blood pressure is 145/102 what does that mean?

Not controlled!: He needs immediate medical attention! Even though his blood pressure numbers are not terribly concerning, though they are high, the fact that he is having these symptoms suggests urgency. Your doctor may just ask him to take some extra medication today, or she may want him to come in. Call the office now! Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I went to the Dr last week and he said there was a ton of fluid behind my right ear. Does this mean it's an ear infection? And if so what should I do

I went to the Dr last week and he said there was a ton of fluid behind my right ear. Does this mean it's an ear infection? And if so what should I do

Not usually: You can have fluid behind the eardrum without infection -- colds, allergies, and other things can cause this. It needs to be rechecked at some point to ensure it's resolving, but unless it does become infected, no treatment is necessary at this time. ...Read more

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So for the past 3 months I've been having this silky discharge coming from my vagina..Stinks bad! and my boyfriend said he feels something in his penis. What might it be? And is it dangerous? ]:

So for the past 3 months I've been having this silky discharge coming from my vagina..Stinks bad! and my boyfriend said he feels something in his penis. What might it be? And is it dangerous? ]:

Sounds like infection: Based on the fact that both of you have these symptoms it is very important that you both see doctors to get tested. I suspect you have both contracted a sexually transmitted disease which will need to be treated. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period of mumps? My friend has it and I'm worried I might get it now. He's been coughing and sneezing around me a lot.

What is the incubation period of mumps? My friend has it and I'm worried I might get it now. He's been coughing and sneezing around me a lot.

Mumps: According to the CDC, the average incubation period for mumps is 16 to 18 days, with a range of 12 to 25 days. Clinical Features. Mumps usually involves pain, tenderness, and swelling in one or both parotid salivary glands (cheek and jaw area). It is spread through direct contact with respiratory secretions or saliva or through fomites (foreign objects). Get immunized and stay away is best. ...Read more

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My friend got CSF otorrhea. Why is that?

Otitis? Trauma?: Complicated otitis can cause lesions in the inner/middle ear that erode through the brain coverings (meninges) threatening meningitis and encephalitis with serious or even lethal consequences. CSF otorrhea can alternatively be the result of tumors of trauma to the base of the skull and is a very serious condition - emergent medical care should be sought with ent, neurosurgery, and neurology. ...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