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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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Weird dizziness between eyebrows, around nose and back of neck. Been getting worse. ENT says it's NOT sinuses. What is this?

Weird dizziness between eyebrows, around nose and back of neck. Been getting worse. ENT says it's NOT sinuses. What is this?

Dizziness not local: to one body part such as face or neck. You should either ask your ENT to give you an opinion as to what it IS or what you can do about it, since they are supposed to be experts in dizziness as well as sinuses. With your multiple sinus and labyrinthine conditions and nausea, you may need referral to a neurotologist. Also see for ideas great site dizziness-and-balance.com Good luck! ...Read more

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Discomfort of facial sinuses 3-4 days. No temp, not feeling unwell. Pan subsided then 4-5 weeks of thick green phlegm back of throat. None from nose.

Discomfort of facial sinuses 3-4 days. No temp, not feeling unwell. Pan subsided then 4-5 weeks of thick green phlegm back of throat. None from nose.

Probable sinusitis : U probably have a sinus infection. Left untreated there may be residual inflammation and predisposition to relapses. U ought to be seen by an ENT MD for definitive examination and treatment; if no antibiotics warranted, consider non pharmacological cleansing such as netti pot /saline rinses. ...Read more

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I have dry crusty nose and sinuses and a dry scratchy throat. My throat is red but there is a black spot in the back of my throat behind my tonsils an?

I have dry crusty nose and sinuses and a dry scratchy throat. My throat is red but there is a black spot in the back of my throat behind my tonsils an?

Get in to see a Dr.: Infections are either viral related and/or bacterial in nature. You should see a dr. To get a good clinical exam and determine what best course of treatment is right for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was sick for the last two weeks, sinuses felt packed and I felt drained. Now sinuses are ok but I still have this bad throat soreness like a ball in the back of my throat behind my nose. I've tried a neti pot, mucinex, Zyrtec and Flonase. I don't know w

I was sick for the last two weeks, sinuses felt packed and I felt drained. Now sinuses are ok but I still have this bad throat soreness like a ball in the back of my throat behind my nose. I've tried a neti pot, mucinex, Zyrtec and Flonase. I don't know w

A bit more time..: Not sure whether your main complaint was congestion (inability to breathe through the nose) or facial pain/pressure. I's not uncommon for a true sinusitis to take 3 weeks or even more to clear. Saline nasal rinse is always a good choice but if symptoms persist (or worsen) may be time to see your doctor or an ENT. ...Read more

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Im having a pressure sensation on a small part of the right side of the top of my head. Not painful. My sinuses are backed up, could it be the cause?

Im having a pressure sensation on a small part of the right side of the top of my head. Not painful. My sinuses are backed up, could it be the cause?

Headache: It could be a sinus headache. Try some sudafed and some afrin (oxymetazoline) for only a couple of days. You can get addicted to the afrin (oxymetazoline) if you use it for more than three days. You may have allergies as well. Try an over the counter antihistimine like claritin. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does swallowing mucus empty your sinuses or back them up? Think i got food stuck there tonight (felt it in my nose) and hope swallowing gets rid of it

Does swallowing mucus empty your sinuses or back them up? Think i got food stuck there tonight (felt it in my nose) and hope swallowing gets rid of it

Post-nasal drip: Post-nasal drip is the sensation that nasal mucous is dripping down the back of your throat. Inside your nose, mucous is being constantly producted and is swept backward to the throat by microscopic hair cells called cilia. The over-production of mucous can occur due to allergy, irritant sensitivity or sinus infections. An examination by a physician might be needed to separate these possibilities. ...Read more