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Woman With Runny Nose Was Actually Leaking Brain Fluid!

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Wow, who else is gonna have nightmares after this, and panic every time they catch a cold??

LOLz! This poor woman! She nearly DIED because doctors wouldn't believe her it was MORE than allergies!

It's true — she had the clear, tasteless liquid running out of her nose whenever she'd bend over. This happened for more than four months, and still doctors said it was allergies.

Here's how Aundrea Aragon described it (grab your barf bags):

"It wasn't even dripping, it was pouring out of my nose. If I looked down or bent over, it would literally pour out of the left side of my nose. I had no control at all."

UGH.

As it turns out, she was right to worry: Her brain was leaking cerebrospinal fluid through two cracks in the back of her sphenoid sinus, and it could have killed her.

The danger wasn't the loss of fluid, though — we're always making brain fluid. The problem was there was an opening between the cleanest part of the body and the dirtiest… and infections are very easy to catch.

To fix it, they used to have to move the brain around, which is dangerous and painful, especially in recovery. Now, they go the endoscopic route through the nose and patch it that way. It sounds a thousand times better than the former method.

Still, we won't sleep for weeks!

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