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Is it true if you're bleeding in brain it can then leak down and come out your nose and never stop?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not Exactly

You can have a bleed into your head and you can also have a tear in the dura around the brain which can leak out your nose.
This is a very rare and unusual situation. It is also true that this can be very difficult to fix when you have leakage of cerebrospinal fluid out your nose. You should go to an emergency room immediately if this should happen.

In brief: Not Exactly

You can have a bleed into your head and you can also have a tear in the dura around the brain which can leak out your nose.
This is a very rare and unusual situation. It is also true that this can be very difficult to fix when you have leakage of cerebrospinal fluid out your nose. You should go to an emergency room immediately if this should happen.
Dr. Seth Zeidman
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Dr. Mark Loury
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nearly impossible

This would require a defect in the bone separating the nasal roof, ethmoid sinus, frontal sinus, or sphenoid from the cranial cavity.
The only time I have seen this is from self inflicted gunshot wounds or massive craniofacial trauma. For an intracranial bleed to create enough pressure to spontaneously leak into the nose would have killed the person before blood became apparent.

In brief: Nearly impossible

This would require a defect in the bone separating the nasal roof, ethmoid sinus, frontal sinus, or sphenoid from the cranial cavity.
The only time I have seen this is from self inflicted gunshot wounds or massive craniofacial trauma. For an intracranial bleed to create enough pressure to spontaneously leak into the nose would have killed the person before blood became apparent.
Dr. Mark Loury
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