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are there sinuses in the back of your head

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Kager
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: The mastoids are sinuses, just behind your ear. There are also venous sinuses (different) in the back of your head as well, carrying blood.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possibly: Thickened lining of the maxillary sinus could mean inadequate drainage of your sinuses. The increased pressure can cause headaches. You need to be e ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Visit an EENT to: start. These conditions can be caused by LOTS of conditions, mostly medical I would think at first. If you get a clean bill of health, THEN we loo ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Get seen!: New headaches that affect vision can be very serious sometimes. Go to the ER now!
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Josephson
14 years experience Ophthalmology
To the ER: I assume if you had MR venography that shows narrowing to full occlusion you have already saught care. this can be related to a cavernous sinus throm ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Visit: Your doctor will have someone covering for urgent visits. If not, consider a visit to an urgent care center if its bad enough that you can't wait. Mak ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Several causes: The ear fullness is either referred from the maxillary sinuses, inflammation of the nasopharynx from the drainage or infection, or swelling of the eus ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Tucker
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It's possible: Tuberculosis can be a systemic disease meaning it may involve more than one system in your body. Lungs are usually primary but it may involve any orga ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Sinus headache: It is possible to have headaches from sinus congestion. You should try over-the-counter sinus relief remedies because the headache will improve once ... Read More
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