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Can spinal fluid drain through ears?

I had a HT and did not get seen until 1 year post my fall. I was unconscious, do not know how long. My brain felt as if it were slashing against my skull. I had a test and nothing showed up. I still have dizziness, and don't feel well.
my ear now drains. Is that possible spinal fluid??? I have Ins. now and will be contacting Dr. ASAP. I had all the sighns of a concusion. my ears do not ring but itch
Tue, 20 Sep 2016
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Hi,it is possible that CSF can drain through ears after head injury.
It occurs in temporal bone fractures and is called CSF otorrhoea .
Advised to consult neurosurgeon.
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