Dull head ache and drip in throat and maybe right nose csf leak? Head Trama but not serious I still can swallow the drip so maybe phlem?

Phlegm is sticky. Phlegm is "snot", CSF is salt water. Some people describe CSF as having a slight metallic taste. It is salty and not slimy or sticky. If you lean forward and water drips out of your nose, and it isn't sticky or slimy, you may have a CSF leak. Generally, patients with CSF leak notice a headache, worse with sitting up and better lying down. If you have these symptoms, go see a doctor!

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Have had headache, head pressure, tinnitus neck pain, blurry vision and tachycardia for three weeks. What could this be from? CSF leak?

Intractable migraine. In CSF leak the headache is worse when you sit up and improves when you lie down. Visit ER. Many clinicians consider parenteral administration of DHE 45, (dihydroergotamine) ketamine, lidocaine, other agents to be a very safe and reasonable treatment for intractable migraine. Good luck. Read more...

CSF leak? Docs checked nothing, hit head then & just I have a drip in throat and ear is a little weird but all were checked and nothing weeks of drip

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CSF Leak. CSF leak is a serious matter. You need to be evaluated by a surgeon (a neurosurgeon or skull base surgeon) who is experienced with this problem. You are at risk of infection (meningitis) with CSF leak. sometimes, there is a meningocele at the site of the leak and therefore a neurosurgeon would be the ideal surgeon to handle your problem. If you get fever and headaches go to ER. Read more...
Cerebrospinal fluid. Unlikely CSF leak. Sometimes there can be a fracture at the base of the skull which leads to a cerebrospinal fluid leak through the nose, in the back of the throat, or from the ear canal. Usually there is a bruise over the eye (raccoon sign) or behind the ear (battle sign). When there is a spinal fluid leak, the fluid is clear and it usually comes out consistently from the same nostril. Read more...

Can you have no nose drip but ear fluid and drip in throat to have a CSF leak?

Yes. If the source of your leak is the temporal bone, then you might have fullness in the ear and likely a salty taste. But please see an ent. You will not be able to answer whether you have a CSF leak over healthtap. You will need further testing. Read more...
Possibly Yes. Symptoms of CSF leaks include watery drainage from generally one side nose or ear. Since these leaks can be spontaneous or traumatic,with potential complications, a thorough assessment with history, physical exam and imaging studies is warranted. Read more...

After 2nd lumbar injection, I've had bouts of clear liquid pouring from my nose, bad headaches & a constant salty taste - can this be a CSF leak?

A spinal headache... Signs of a spinal headache from a LP or lumbar injection usually start with a roaring headache from a lying to sitting/standing position., then improves with lying down. If your headache worsens with upright position, that is characteristic of a CSF leak headache. Go see your doc for a "blood patch" to fix it....You can also try caffeine drinks. Read more...