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Do you have sinuses in the back of your head of base of your skull?

Do you have sinuses in the back of your head of base of your skull?

Yes: The mastoids are sinuses, just behind your ear. There are also venous sinuses (different) in the back of your head as well, carrying blood. ...Read more

Sinuses (Definition)

Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more


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I have thickening of maxillary sinuses, I have headaches(mostly in the back of my head) for 13 days. Are they related?

I have thickening of maxillary sinuses, I have headaches(mostly in the back of my head) for 13 days. Are they related?

Possibly: Thickened lining of the maxillary sinus could mean inadequate drainage of your sinuses. The increased pressure can cause headaches. You need to be evaluated by an ENT doctor and possibly have a ct scan done for a complete diagnosis. ...Read more

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Warm liquid sensation in back of head, sinuses, head issue, anxiety... I'm not sure what to think ?

Warm liquid sensation in back of head, sinuses, head issue, anxiety... I'm not sure what to think ?

Visit an EENT to: start. These conditions can be caused by LOTS of conditions, mostly medical I would think at first. If you get a clean bill of health, THEN we look more at anxiety, conversion reactions, and the like. Might need a head CT. ...Read more

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Eye sight degraded,MR venography shows narrowing to full occlusion of transverse and sigmoid sinuses,feeling headache in left back of head?

Eye sight degraded,MR venography shows narrowing to full occlusion of transverse and sigmoid sinuses,feeling headache in left back of head?

To the ER: I assume if you had MR venography that shows narrowing to full occlusion you have already saught care. this can be related to a cavernous sinus thrombosis which is severe vision threatening condition. please make sure you follow all the guidelines set out by your physicians. Good luck ...Read more

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Sinuses congested & HA x5 days OTC don't seem to help. Pressure.behind Rt eye and sharp/pressure pain back of head Rt side. Dr out of office all week?

Sinuses congested & HA x5 days OTC don't seem to help. Pressure.behind Rt eye and sharp/pressure pain back of head Rt side. 
Dr out of office all week?

Visit: Your doctor will have someone covering for urgent visits. If not, consider a visit to an urgent care center if its bad enough that you can't wait. Make sure there is some decongestants in the OTC meds your taking in the mean time. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why is it every time my sinuses get cloged my ear hurts and when i cough the back of my head hurts? What can I do to alliveate the ear pain/pressure?

Why is it every time my sinuses get cloged my ear hurts and when i cough the back of my head hurts? What can I do to alliveate the ear pain/pressure?

Several causes: The ear fullness is either referred from the maxillary sinuses, inflammation of the nasopharynx from the drainage or infection, or swelling of the eustachian tubes. The headache is either from transient blood pressure increases during the cough causing swelling of the sinus linings or temporary distension of the veins inside the skull which are very sensitive (cough headache). ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of primary tuberculosis in sinuses? I have many terrible symptoms that point to TB or something like tb. My symptoms started in my sinuses, now in the back of my neck, back of head, spine, muscles and now starting in my joints. When

Have you ever heard of primary tuberculosis in sinuses?  I have many terrible symptoms that point to TB or something like tb.  My symptoms started in my sinuses, now in the back of my neck, back of head, spine, muscles and now starting in my joints.  When

It's possible: Tuberculosis can be a systemic disease meaning it may involve more than one system in your body. Lungs are usually primary but it may involve any organ or tissue. Some of your symptoms, if you truly have tb, sound like it may involve the central nervous system, i.e. Brain, spinal cord. Sinus involvement is questionable. My suggestion is get an examination to evaluate the nature of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been having headaches for a few days around my temples, eyes, and the back of my head. It may be sinuses cause I have a stuffy nose and throat h?

 I've been having headaches for a few days around my temples, eyes, and the back of my head. It may be sinuses cause I have a stuffy nose and throat h?

Yes: It sounds like it could be sinuses. Use salien wash to flush out your nose with a neti pot and also ibuprofen for the headache. Seek the advice of your doctor to evaluate for antibiotics. ...Read more

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