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fluid in maxillary sinus

A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus fluid: It is possible. However, sinus fluid can predispose the patient to recurrent infection.
Dr. Olivia Liao
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Fluid in maxillary sinus is not always infection.
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Patient age ?: The maxillary sinus cavities become evident by 6 mo of age and may retain fluid until a year of age before natural drainage will clear it. Fluid found ... Read More

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
False positive?: There are certain pitfalls associated with sinus x-ray which must be kept in mind while interpreting the image. Postoperative changes such as after th ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Contact: Contact the Surgeon that did your procedure for advice as to how to proceed.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Much more likely : that your chronic inflammation of the sinus has blocked drainage & caused mucus to be retained in your maxillary sinuses. Seek evaluation by an EN ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It usually means: there is sinusitis. Talk to your doctor, you might need antibiotics or other treatment.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Sinusitis: this seems like she has chronic sinusitis I would advise that she see an ear, nose and throat specialist
A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
34 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Sinus infection : Fluid levels on Ct scan of the sinuses is an indication of a sinus infection. You doctor likely will prescribe an antibiotic.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Inflammation: Of the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of your nose and above your upper teeth. These sinuses have openings to your nose to allow drainag ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Pinhead: The osteomeatal unit is the size of a pinhead. The course mucus takes to clear this pathway is rather circuitous and is dependent upon healthy mucosa ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Sinusitis: Inflammation in the sinus. It can be related to infection or not.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
51 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Allergy/infection: Could be allergy and / or infection. Best to see your otlaryngologist for evaluation.

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