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I had CSF leak repair ten months ago. Yesterday when I bent down, there was a sudden gush of fluid again from the same left nostril. Why is it happening again?.

By Anonymous August 26, 2016 - 8:48am
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I had few hours continuos journey by road. Is it because of shaking continuously because of bad road?.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to us with this medical emergency. Please contact your physician as soon as you read this reply. Be prepared to get to the emergency room of your local hospital.

It sounds like another leak because of failure of the surgical repair.

A CSF leak results from a hole or tear in the dura, the outermost layer of the meninges. Causes of the hole or tear can include head injury and brain or sinus surgery. CSF leaks may also occur after lumbar puncture, also called a spinal tap or spinal anesthesia. Spontaneous CSF leaks can also occur for no known reason.

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a watery fluid that circulates through the brain’s ventricles (cavities or hollow spaces) and around the surface of the brain and spinal cord. A CSF leak is a condition that occurs when the CSF leaks through a defect in the dura or the skull and out through the nose or ear.


August 26, 2016 - 9:24am
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