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difference between sinus and fistula

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Need examination: See a dentist and have an examination to find out where the source of your infection is. It could be a tooth, it could be sinus, but whatever it is y ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Consult your MD: Both require surgical attention
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Dr. William Winget
18 years experience in Dentistry
Infection present: Neutrophils or certain white blood cells are the first line of defense against infection. This makes up most of the pus you see. You most likely sti ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tooth first: I would agree with your dentist who thinks your problem is tooth related and suggested endodontic evaluation. I am assuming a clinical exam was perfo ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Nahm
26 years experience in Neurology
POTs and Syncope: There is growing recognition of this condition. Pots is a situation where there is an inappropriate heart rate increase to low blood pressure, but ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Fistula vs shunt: Basically, fistulas are natural occurring, abnormal communications between structures (e.g. Between the trachea & the esophagus or between the bladder ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Cusano
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis shunts.: A shunt is a term for the connection that shunts blood from an artery to a vein, bypassing the microscopic network in the tissues that normally connec ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience in Cardiology
Mechanisms vary: Bradycardia simply means slow heart beat. Sinus bradycardia refers to a specific cause for the slow heart beat which is sluggishness of the natural p ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Congestion: Sinus membranes swell and secrete mucous which fills the sinus. This creates the same scenareo as an abscess.

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