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I have been dealing with a wide range of symptoms associated

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I have been dealing with a wide range of symptoms associated with post concussion syndrome after falling several feet onto my head 2 years ago. Mostly headaches, neck issues, pressure around my eyes, objective pulsitile tinnitus, spasmed muscles, loss of energy. I use a wide range of therapies to counter the effects: ice packs, massage, PT, diet, lifestyle . . . and manage at a degraded state of wellness and function. When symptoms mount if I engage in an strenuous activity a clear fluid occasionally leaks into my outer ear and causes an annoying sensation until I dab it with a cotton swab, usually just enough to dampen the swab. I suspect CSF. I have had MRI, MRA, MRV and CT to no avail. I work to keep a healthy immune system
JA: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?
Customer: Nausea yes, headache intermittent depending on therapy.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I'm 62 years old healthy lifestyle all my adult life
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

this may be a CSF leak out of your ear

you can have a special spinal tap and nuclear medicine study to check of the fluid coming out of your ear is due to CSF fluid.

it is called a CSF leak scan or Cisternogram

I hope your brain MRI scans have been in closed MRI scanners and with IV contrast for better image quality.