How uncommon are CSF leaks? I had a septoplasty 5 days ago for a really bad deviated septum. I was curious about the fact that I haven't had any mucous type drainage, just thin water-like fluid out of just one nostril. So I googled it and CSF leaks kept popping up. I've been having horrible headaches at the base of my skull, accompanied with nausea and dizziness, upon rising and any time I'm upright. I just thought that was from sinus pressure from the surgery. But maybe not? I called to talk to the nurse, since I wont be in to get my splints out for a few days, and they were not interested in talking to me. Just told me to wait until I see the doctor, but I'm kind of concerned. Even if it isn't a CSF leak, these headaches are still horrible and unmanageable by any medication, even the hydrocodones I was given post-op aren't helping.View Thread
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