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(Fox News)   Got a sniffly nose? It could be BRAIN FLUID LEAKING OUT OF YOUR NOSTRILS   (foxnews.com) divider line 71
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2012-12-04 03:16:23 PM
I had that happen to me once. The fluid was clear and it was very warm. It only happened once and there didn't seem to be an obvious trigger.

When it happened I actually thought to myself "Did that come out of my brain?"

It feels very strange when it happens. You can tell the fluid isn't come from your sinuses.
 
2012-12-04 03:48:15 PM

Lord Dimwit: mysticcat: Diogenes: mysticcat: I've seen several cases of this in my career. It's not that hard to diagnose. All of the patients had positional rhinorrhea and could reproduce it for me on the spot. It's a great party trick, too.

What can cause it?

Typically trauma, which can be distant and not thought of as severe. Otherwise, its classified as "spontaneous" from connective tissue defects +/- intercranial hypertension.

...wouldn't that be a massive infection vector for the brain? How are these people not walking around with severe encephalitis?


I'm gonna guess it's not as much of a risk if, like in the case of the woman in the article, the cracks are small enough. If the fluid exits the cracks at a high enough pressure, nothing would be able to get in the other way and the lesions might act as a one-way valve. Of course, if they didn't close up fully after the leak stopped, there's your massive infection vector.
 
2012-12-04 04:00:34 PM
At one point I had spinal fluid leaking out my back through an incision. If you're ever wondering if you have spinal fluid coming out somewhere it's not supposed to, blow your nose/dab it and let it dry. if there's really thin red rings around your snot/mystery fluid, you've got some issues you should have checked out.
 
2012-12-04 04:11:43 PM
Been there, done that. Fractured my skull when I was 2 and apparently leaked CSF all over my grandfather. Whoops!


/CSB? Maybe cooler if I could remember it...
 
2012-12-04 04:22:49 PM
If you are ever wondering if the fluid leaking out of a loved one's (or a stranger's) nose is brain goo, just lick it. If it tastes sweet, it is brain goo. That's because brain goo is high in glucose. If it's is salty or unflavored, then it is just salt.

That's how the Army tought me to identify if the fluid from ears or nose is brain goo or not in the Combat Lifesaver course. of course you could just watch them for symptoms of a head injury, but tasting is the quickest way.

Also you can check to see if someone has a possible back injury by shoving your hand down their pants. If they have a boner, then priapism (boner) is a sign of spinal injury. Of course you can just look, but the hands on way lets you be sure. Also this doesn't work for females. Also females don't like it when your shove your hand down their pants when they slip on the stairs, to check for back injuries.
 
2012-12-04 04:59:29 PM

mysticcat: I've seen several cases of this in my career. It's not that hard to diagnose. All of the patients had positional rhinorrhea and could reproduce it for me on the spot. It's a great party trick, too.


Then there are a few doctors who need to explain their incompetence.

For four months, doctors believed one Arizona woman's running nose was allergies.
...
After she visited several doctors, UA surgeons finally discovered two small cracks in the back of Aragon's sphenoid sinus...
 
2012-12-04 05:03:39 PM

EnormousGreenRageMonster: Been there, done that. Fractured my skull when I was 2 and apparently leaked CSF all over my grandfather. Whoops!
/CSB? Maybe cooler if I could remember it...


You probably shortened your parents' lives by a few years with that incident. And now you're all stupid too, since all your smart baby fluid leaked out--that shiat is full of stem cells that turn into IQ points.

I am too a doctor.
 
2012-12-04 05:27:46 PM
St_Francis_P:
Chances are if you watch Fox News, you don't have much of a brain to worry about.

brantgoose:
Brain leakage is a common affliction of Fox news viewers.

barefoot in the head:
Brain fluid?

(Fox)

Ah.


Oh good grief.
ABC
Yahoo
HuffPo
 
2012-12-04 05:29:34 PM
Looks like you blew a seal.
 
2012-12-04 05:41:26 PM

ladyfortuna: I always liked Robert Patrick as an addition though, which puts me in a minority.


The only one of his I really liked was a one-off where he's immune to the monster of the week because he has so little imagination that he simply doesn't believe the hallucinations caused by the monster.

It was a nice lampshade of his character.
 
2012-12-04 05:43:16 PM

Beeblebrox: Looks like you blew a seal.


Oh, no, that's just ice cream.
 
2012-12-04 05:43:23 PM
 
2012-12-04 05:47:23 PM
Wow. I thought it was just a weird thing my sinus does every now and then.
 
2012-12-04 05:54:54 PM

MythDragon: Also you can check to see if someone has a possible back injury by shoving your hand down their pants. If they have a boner, then priapism (boner) is a sign of spinal injury. Of course you can just look, but the hands on way lets you be sure. Also this doesn't work for females. Also females don't like it when your shove your hand down their pants when they slip on the stairs, to check for back injuries.


Female medics may have a high rate of false positives on this test.
 
2012-12-04 06:20:05 PM
I nicked my nostril this morning while shaving.
 
2012-12-04 08:03:15 PM
I bet there's a bunch of libbies in the politcs tab who will have puddles on the floor when they bend over for the Obamacare tax bump in January.
 
2012-12-04 09:12:46 PM
Heh, the line about bacteria crawling through the brain made me want to watch Parasites Lost tonight.
 
2012-12-04 09:43:16 PM
I'm back. Miss me?

Just wanted to ask: did anybody do the "brain drain" joke yet?
 
2012-12-05 12:40:02 AM

Cat F Cat F: At one point I had spinal fluid leaking out my back through an incision. If you're ever wondering if you have spinal fluid coming out somewhere it's not supposed to, blow your nose/dab it and let it dry. if there's really thin red rings around your snot/mystery fluid, you've got some issues you should have checked out.


Thin red things? Like, fabric strings? I wonder if there's a name for those...
 
2012-12-05 02:42:38 AM
Got a sniffly nose? It could be BRAIN FLUID LEAKING OUT OF YOUR NOSTRILS

Well that WOULD explain the politics tab...
 
2012-12-05 10:56:36 PM
YouPeopleAreCrazy:
barefoot in the head:
Brain fluid?

(Fox)

Ah.

Oh good grief.
ABC
Yahoo
HuffPo


Well, sorry.

Brain fluid?

(Modern mentality)

Ah.

FTFNobody.
 
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