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Head injury, clear discharge from nose, head heaviness, nose tightness. Treatment?

hi i hit my head quiet hard yesterday at about 1pm off a beam and clear fluid ran out of my nose , later that day i went swimming and my early run at about 8am this morning and now i have a really really heavy head and my nose feels very tight, just wondering if their is anything to worry about due to the hit i took to my head?
Asked On : Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Because of the hit you might have suffered fracture in the skull bone and clear fluid which came out of nose could be cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF leak following injury indicates that your brain and its covering are now exposed to the external environment through a breach and infections may get an easy entry to the brain. You must visit a doctor to assess the whole extent of the injury. Sometimes such injuries may need surgery.
Good luck.
Answered: Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Altaf Hussain's  Response
Hello. Welcome to hcm.
Clear fluid after head injury is most commonly csf. It is not an emergency but ct scan is needed immedietly to rule out fracture or blood clot.
You should not have gone swimming as water enters the csf causing meningitis.
I advice you to immedietly visit ER and get ct scan done. Treatment is mostly supportive and rest unless complicated by infection or blood clot.
All the best
Answered: Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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Neurologist, Surgical Dr. Vineet Saggar's  Response
Dear Friend,

This is neurosurgical problem to be delt by a neurosurgeon nt neurologist . This is CSF rhinorrhea and requires hospiatlizatin and it can complicate into meningitis if allowed to persist. GET urself admittred under neurosurgeon
Answered: Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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