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Difference between sinus and fistula

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
All imaging results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Ta... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
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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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
Consult your MD: Both require surgical attention
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Dr. William Winget
Dentistry 20 years experience
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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 43 years experience
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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Nahm
Neurology 28 years experience
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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
A "sinus tract" and a fistula are synonymous with respect to the MRI results reported after "perianal abscess" surgery. Consult your surgeon who perf... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
"Perianal sinus tract" and "fistula" are synonymous, and are difficult to treat surgically, with poor healing usually the cause given the location. B... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Cusano
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
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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