Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Includes Expert Content
Strange yellow liquid dripping from right nostril
avatar
SG1989 posted:
I woke up 3 days ago with a headache, stuffy nose, and sore throat. I assumed it was just a regular cold, because after all it is the season. Starting last night a watery yellow liquid starting dripping out of my right nostril semi-regularly. A little bit of medical back ground for you; 3 years ago I under went a transsphenoidal surgery to remove a tumor from my pituitary gland. This caused me to develop acromegaly. The surgery was a complete success, but on 2 occasions, both while sick, I have developed this strange dripping. Is it just a phase of this cold-like sickness, or could it somehow be that after 3 years, the incision site of my surgery has been comprimized and is letting cerebral-spinal fluid drip? If you need any more information I would be glad to give it to you. As it is the holidays my normal doctors, and specialists are on vacation.
Reply
 
avatar
Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
Unfortunately, there is really no way for me to know if you are leaking cerebral-spinal fluid or not....a brief posting is not the same as having a hands-on examination and a review of your medical records. I know this is a holiday weekend, but there is always somone ON CALL at your doctor's office, so it would be wise to initiate a all for patient-specific advice.


Helpful Tips

FAQ Tip #2: Tonsilliths and Cryptic TonsilsExpert
People are often puzzled by white accumulations in their tonsils. Some feel they have Strep, yet they do not really have a red, sore ... More
Was this Helpful?
18 of 26 found this helpful

Expert Blog

Focus on Flu

Find answers to your questions about seasonal flu issues and answers to your concerns about the flu season and H1N1...Read More

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.