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Doctor insights on: Spinal Fluid Leak

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I have spinal fluid leaking, what can happen to me?

I have spinal fluid leaking, what can happen to me?

Where is the leak?: Spinal fluid leak can cause severe headaches and infection can reach the brain through the site of leakage, what makes you think that you have spinal fluid leak? ...Read more

Csf (Definition)

CSF is also known as Cerebrospinal fluid. 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


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I was wondering is a spinal fluid leak after surgery the fault of the surgeons?

Not necessarily: Did you have spinal anesthesia? Did a surgeon operate on you brain or spinal cord? What did you have surgery for? Infrequently a spinal fluid leak can develop spontaneously. ...Read more

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Is it true that a spinal fluid leak after surgery is the surgeons fault?

No: Spinal fluid leaks are unfortunately one of the many risks of spine surgery and is not typically considered to be the fault of a surgeon. The important thing is that one is diagnosed and properly treated. ...Read more

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Can a cranial spinal fluid leak be caused by a papilledema or swelling of the optic nerve?

Different items: Papilledema is a sign of increased intracranial pressure of any etiology, and can be due to tumor, hydrocephalus, brain hemorrhage, infections. Swelling of the optic nerve can be due to optic neuritis or other inflammatory problems. Spinal fluid leaks can be due to trauma over skull such as cribiform plate fracture. If severe trauma, perhaps all could occur together. ...Read more

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Woke up with a headache, pain gets worse when I stand up. This type of headache happens maybe 10-15 times/year, type of migraine or spinal fluid leak?

Woke up with a headache, pain gets worse when I stand up. This type of headache happens maybe 10-15 times/year, type of migraine or spinal fluid leak?

Orthostatic headache: Orthostatic headache is a medical condition in which a patient develops a headache while vertical and the headache is relieved when horizontal. Not all orthostatic headaches are due to CSF leaks. See a headache specialist for evaluation, tests and management. ...Read more

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I had an epidural, my spinal fluids were leaking, now three years later i continuously have this pinching sensation in my spine. What is this?

I had an epidural, my spinal fluids were leaking, now three years later i continuously have this pinching sensation in my spine. What is this?

Unrelated: Spinal fluid leak after injection is sealed and healed. Your pain is related to the original problem. So refer back to your treating doc for recommendations. ...Read more

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What are the causes for leaking spinal fluid?

See below: Spinal fluid may leak following a spinal tap, surgery or trauma to the head and sometimes without known cause. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001068.htm. ...Read more

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Could a person really leak brain and/or spinal fluid?

Yes: Leaks from the nose or ear are fairly common after head trauma or surgical mishaps. They are often missed until a clever physician tests the fluid for glucose using a reagent test strip. Spinal fluid leaks after a lumbar puncture are troublesome. ...Read more

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Might it be that a person really leak brain and/or spinal fluid?

Might it be that a person really leak brain and/or spinal fluid?

Yes: Most commonly happens after spinal tap. Usually resolves by itself. ...Read more