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Difference between sinus and fistula

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 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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Consult your MD: Both require surgical attention
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Dr. William Winget
Dentistry 19 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
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Still Infected: You still have an infection there somewhere (pus is your indicator). Change your Oral Surgeon to somebody with time experience. They need to find th... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 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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Dr. Frederick Nahm
Neurology 27 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
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 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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Dr. Anthony Cusano
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Congestion: Sinus membranes swell and secrete mucous which fills the sinus. This creates the same scenareo as an abscess.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Not easy: Sinus problem is a vague term and may mean headache, pressure, or congestion. Allergies often cause nasal congestion and congestion in the sinuses a... Read More

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