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Can chronic sinusitis cause digestive diseases such as pain in stomach, bloating, acid refulx?what are the diagonsis can confirm chronic sinusitis?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Chronic sinusitis: Signs and symptoms of chronic sinusitis are similar to acute sinusitis, except they last longer and often cause more significant fatigue. Fever isn't a common sign of chronic sinusitis, as it may be with acute sinusitis. Gi symptoms seldom occur and this is probably due to something else. Diagnosis is often on a clinical basis but may require ct scanning for extent of disease.
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Chronic Sinusitis: Hello, yes chronic sinusitis can be linked with gerd, stomach pain and bloating from swallowing infected post nasal drainage or possibly from a food allergy link. A ct scan is the gold standard to correctly diagnose sinus disease however a careful history and examination is most important. See your ENT doctor for confirmation.

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