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Why am I having clear liquid from nose on tilting my head?

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Published At May 13, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I tilt my head or bend over and I have a clear liquid that comes out my nose. I get dizzy if I bend down and get up. I have major headaches a lot lately, and I am scared.


Welcome to icliniq.cim.

Collect the liquid in a clean container. Sit upright for an hour and then bend down, so that the liquid accumulates and comes down. Collect that. 1. Send the liquid for beta 2 transferrin examination, and sugar estimation. 2. Take a drop of liquid and put it on a handkerchief. If it stiffens the handkerchief then it is nasal fluid only. If it does not then it could be something else. Considering your history we are worried the fluid could be brain fluid or CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) as we call it. If it indeed is, then you need urgent attention to plug the site of CSF leak.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N
Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Otolaryngology (E.N.T)

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