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Posted: 8/19/2005 1:42:59 PM EDT
Right ear hasn't been right for the past couple weeks. Last few days it's started to "ooze" a little clear fluid.

Have a flight physical scheduled for this Tuesday, and can take care of it then, but my ear is starting to bug me a little more (headache), and the clear fluid that seeps out (not a lot, but just enough to keep the inside of my ear wet) is also starting to make me wonder.

My first thought was that my brains were seeping out, but those have since long departed my body. Do I have a busted eardrum, excess wax up in there, or are my stomach fluids starting to seep out of my skull?

Thanks.

vmax84
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:44:24 PM EDT
Probably an ear infection.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:44:49 PM EDT
Brain Butter

Sgatr15
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:45:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 1:52:02 PM EDT by GabbasaurusRex]
The next time your boyfriend wants you to take a money shot, make sure the lights are on.

<­BR>



Sorry, I couldn't resist.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:46:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 1:47:35 PM EDT by J_Smith]

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
The next time your boyfriend wants to to take a money shot, make sure the lights are on.





Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:49:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
The next time your boyfriend wants to to take a money shot, make sure the lights are on.



Sorry, I couldn't resist.






Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:49:31 PM EDT
I'm going with ear infection, but...

Have you had any recent head trauma?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:51:47 PM EDT
ear infection
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:53:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:53:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
The next time your boyfriend wants to to take a money shot, make sure the lights are on.



Sorry, I couldn't resist.










Ouch. That didn't help me feel any better!!

No head trauma that I can remember , but we are always the last to know.

How do I clear up an ear infection? Hydrogen peroxide?

vmax84
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:54:45 PM EDT
If you'd recently experienced any severe head trauma I'd be concerned. As it is, I'd strike it up to excess fluid buildup, an ear infection, added problems due to a sinus infection or a combination thereof.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:58:08 PM EDT
Haven't had a cold in a long time, either. Feel really good except for the problem with my ear. Doesn't seem to affect my flying, but we never go above 9000 feet or so, anyway.

I don't even know if I've ever had an ear infection. Never had this type of problem before.

vmax84
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:59:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
I'm going with ear infection, but...

Have you had any recent head trauma?



Yuck...cerebro-spinal fluid?

Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:59:27 PM EDT
Check with your doc pretty ASAP, as we had a guy in recently with clear fluid draining from his ear and it was cerebrospinal fluid leaking from his brain.

No shit. We injected radioactive tracer into his spinal cord in the lumbar spine area and imaged him 6 hours later, and the ear drainage contained the tracer meaning his headaches were being caused by the CSF that "floats" and shelters the brain in the skull was leaking through his ear.

Could be an ear infection, but it would be generally painful, but if the ear is asymptomatic and just drains clear fluid (especially the "clear" part) I would get checked for a CSF leak.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:05:21 PM EDT
Shit...............Sarge was right........it is brain butter.

vmax84
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:06:06 PM EDT
I knew a woman who was hit by a car, and had cerebro-spinal fluid oozing from her ear till a second trip to the doctor.

She actually kept a tiny vial of the stuff in her office, and always warned us if she made a bad decision, to remember that she was running a quart low.

Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:07:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 2:07:47 PM EDT by MachinegunManiac]
Cerebro-spinal fluid. Taste it. If it's sweet it's most likely CSF.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:08:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 2:08:49 PM EDT by Gunner1X]
Time to visit Dr. Scooter The Assclown
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:08:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 2:10:08 PM EDT by TexasEd]
That just happened to me recently. Had major earache. Thought I was going to die...then suddenly it got much better...and started leaking clear fluid.

Turned out according to the ENT that my eardrum had ruptured.

Had to fly in a few days and doc said that if it didn't clear before then that he would lance it to keep if from tearing on the flight.

It didn't get better so I figured that I needed do get it done. (Doc was ex airforce doc and said he had dealt with this a lot so I figured he knew what he was doing)

So I had him lance it...much better...started improving immediately.

Then a week later I got the bill. $1200 freaking dollars for a three minute procedure!! Even with insurance I had to pay over $250.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:09:50 PM EDT
Your brain is leaking.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:15:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vmax84:
Shit...............Sarge was right........it is brain butter.

vmax84



Well, IMHO thats better than the "Baby Butter" suggested earlier in the thread...............Udog
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:19:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
The next time your boyfriend wants you to take a money shot, make sure the lights are on.



Damn, this one is cruel!
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:23:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
The next time your boyfriend wants you to take a money shot, make sure the lights are on.

<­BR>



Sorry, I couldn't resist.



been there, done that?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:25:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
The next time your boyfriend wants you to take a money shot, make sure the lights are on.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.



been there, done that?


Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:29:47 PM EDT
Sounds like your ear is clogged and you have an ear infection. Go see your doctor.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:31:52 PM EDT
garlic drops and pills
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:36:11 PM EDT
Go see a Doc / ER
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:37:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
The next time your boyfriend wants you to take a money shot, make sure the lights are on.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.



been there, done that?





hey, I used the smiley devil!
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:41:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:



hey, I used the smiley devil!


Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:43:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
The next time your boyfriend wants you to take a money shot, make sure the lights are on.


Sorry, I couldn't resist.



been there, done that?



Link Posted: 8/19/2005 3:37:39 PM EDT
Thanks...........I'm going to see my family Doc tomorrow. Hope all this doesn't get in the way of tonights' pie.

vmax84
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 3:42:04 PM EDT
Any chance you were in Star Trek, The Wrath Of Kahn?

I'd get it checked out myself ASAP.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 3:47:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vmax84:
Thanks...........I'm going to see my family Doc tomorrow. Hope all this doesn't get in the way of tonights' pie.

vmax84



What? Com'on your a Man arnt you? A Coma wouldnt get in the way of pie. Just remember your balance may be off a tad so go slow
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 3:48:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fxntime:
Any chance you were in Star Trek, The Wrath Of Kahn?

I'd get it checked out myself ASAP.




Yeah, I remember that scene...............gross as hell.

vmax84
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 3:51:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By underdog75:

Originally Posted By vmax84:
Thanks...........I'm going to see my family Doc tomorrow. Hope all this doesn't get in the way of tonights' pie.

vmax84



What? Com'on your a Man arnt you? A Coma wouldnt get in the way of pie. Just remember your balance may be off a tad so go slow



Yeah, I've always had the best luck by taking one's time. The paybacks are incredible.

vmax84
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