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Why is my nose is still bleeding after 72 hours after my sinus surgery.

Why is my nose is still bleeding after 72 hours after my sinus surgery.

Call your surgeon: or go to the same hospital you had the surgery done, you need to be examined, or advised by the same surgeon/ his team, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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What would it mean if my mpv is low and my platelets and leukocytes are high? Couldn't finish sinus surgery because of bleeding too much.

What would it mean if my mpv is low and my platelets and leukocytes are high? Couldn't finish sinus surgery because of bleeding too much.

More info needed: In people with bleeding, more info is needed. Is there a history of easy bruising or bleeding? A family history? Medications such as Aspirin or a non-steroidal? Liver disease? Kidney disease? The remainder of the complete blood count is important. There are many causes of high platelets, and many causes of increased bleeding. Please provide additional information. ...Read more

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I've had an endoscopic sinus surgery, and I have had sex from the second day after it. Is it so harmful? Or it just cause bleeding from sinuses?

I've had an endoscopic sinus surgery, and I have had sex from the second day after it. Is it so harmful? Or it just cause bleeding from sinuses?

Probably should wait: After my patients have nasal or sinus surgery i always recommend waiting one week to do anything that will raise their blood pressure. That includes vigorous exercise and having sexual relations. There are few things worse than engaging in sexual activity and having a major nosebleed allover one's partner. ...Read more

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Have sinus surgery tomorrow. What can I expect?

Have sinus surgery tomorrow. What can I expect?

Ask your surgeon: We are always happy to answer questions about sinus disease and sinus surgery. This question has been hanging around for weeks and i suppose there has been no answer is because each surgeon has a different technique, different types of packing and should talk about serious risks such as blindness and injury to the brain. Although these risks are very rare, they can occur. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have smoked after having sinus surgery?

Is it bad to have smoked after having sinus surgery?

Smoking and surgery: Smoking is not bad; addiction is not a moral issue. Smoking will impair your body's ability to heal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sinus surgery?

Define Sinus Surgery: In simplest terms, sinus surgery is defined as making openings through the nasal passages and the four, paired sinuses on each side of the nose, bigger. This may include straightening a crooked (deviated) septum, reducing the size of the nasal turbinates, and making the openings (ostia) larger, using by means of a drill with a very small bit that removes bone around the sinus openings. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are common complications for sinus surgery?

I was wondering what are common complications for sinus surgery?

Uncommon: If they were common, that surgery would not be performed. That said, the risks really depend on which sinuses are treated surgically and with which surgical technique. Overall, it has become a low risk surgery. Talk to a surgeon. ...Read more

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Can i masturbate after sinus surgery?

Wouldn't recommend: After any kind of surgery, even sinus surgery, you want to avoid doing anything that will increase your blood pressure. This restriction is recommended until after you have seen your surgeon in follow-up. After your first follow up visit, your surgeon should let you know whether or not you can increase your activities. ...Read more

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Do i really need laparoscopic sinus surgery?

Do i really need laparoscopic sinus surgery?

Talk to your doc: Endoscopic sinus surgery is usually recommended in patients with chronic or recurrent sinusitis after failure of medical therapy. The goal is to open and widen the natural sinus openings with an endoscope and small instruments through the nostrils. Sinus surgery is 90-95% effective in providing symptom relief. Endoscopic sinus surgery is also sometimes indicated for obtaining biopsies. ...Read more

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What will happen in pre-op for sinus surgery?

What will happen in pre-op for sinus surgery?

Pre-op sinus: Routine blood tests will be ordered. a history and physical will be done. Depending on your history, you may need an ekg and chest xray. ...Read more

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How long after sinus surgery can one resume swimming workout?

Two weeks: Ask the doctor that performed the procedure, i usually ask my patients to wait 10-14 days before swimming. ...Read more

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Is it bad that I've smoked cigarettes after having sinus surgery?

Is it bad that I've smoked cigarettes after having sinus surgery?

Yes: Yes. The reason you had sinus surgery was to make your sinuses and your nose better. After surgery it takes a while for the sinuses and nose to function normally and part of that is for them to become self-cleaning. The way they clean themselves is with cilia and this cilia is damaged by cigarette smoke. You significantly decrease success of surgery by smoking. ...Read more

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Oral numbness after sinus surgery. Will it get better? What do I need to do?

Oral numbness after sinus surgery.  Will it get better?  What do I need to do?

Numbness: It is not unusual to have some numbness of the upper teeth or the front part of the hard palate after nasal and sinus surgery. This is usually a temporary issue. It may last for a week or two, but could last longer. You should discuss it with your surgeon and see if there's any other reasons for this sensation that you have. ...Read more

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Exactly what will happen/take place at a pre op appointment for sinus surgery?

Exactly what will happen/take place at a pre op appointment for sinus surgery?

History: Your medical history will be reviewed to determine are there any additional tests or consults required to safely proceed with anesthesia. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal from a septoplasty and sinus surgery?

Please tell me how long it takes for to heal from a septoplasty and sinus surgery?

Variable: Usually a few weeks (2), for about 60% of swelling to go down, 6 weeks for about 80%, a year for 95%. ...Read more

Sinus Surgery (Definition)

In simplest terms, sinus surgery is defined as making openings through the nasal passages and the four, paired sinuses on each side of the nose, bigger. This may include straightening a crooked (deviated) septum, reducing the size of the nasal turbinates, and making the openings (ostia) larger, using by means of a drill with a very small bit that removes bone ...Read more


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