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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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I'm having a real bad dry throat and in the very back of my throat I can see sinus drainage plus blood. I can't cough (or hack) it out.?

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I'm having a real bad dry throat and in the very back of my throat I can see sinus drainage plus blood. I can't cough (or hack) it out.?

Post nasal drip: Try saline irrigation of your nasal passage and spit it out of your mouth. See an ENT doctor to locate the source of bleeding and treatment of your possible sinusitis. ...Read more

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I had sinus surgery 4 weeks and 1 day ago. Today I had black blood in mucas. Has been no discharge for 10 days now. Is this still to be expected?

I had sinus surgery 4 weeks and 1 day ago. Today I had black blood in mucas. Has been no discharge for 10 days now. Is this still to be expected?

Expected: "black blood" is old blood. Depending on how many sinuses were opened/ cleaned out, you may still have some old blood circulating through your sinus passages. Confirm your sinus cleansing regimen with your ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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On waking have blood in snot and taste of blood. Can be sinus related?

On waking have blood in snot and taste of blood. Can be sinus related?

Sinusitis: This is possible, but would need to examine you and see where the blood was emanating from. Suggest you see an ENT expert and get this assessed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ca you take musinex cold and sinus with high blood presure?

Ca you take musinex cold and sinus with high blood presure?

Yes: Read labels, 2 avoid any Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) like contents in what u take without ur md's ok. ...Read more

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Is it abnormal to cough up blood after sinus surgery?

Is it abnormal to cough up blood after sinus surgery?

Not really: May have some blood clots for a few days after sinus surgery, it's all normal. ...Read more

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Any connection between high blood pressure and sinus? Do let me know pls. Thanks.

Any connection between high blood pressure and sinus? Do let me know pls. Thanks.

To this extent:: If you have an active sinus infection or chronic sinus misery, your blood pressure will be elevated due to the stress of symptoms, just as any other discomfort will raise your bp. ...Read more

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Sir I found my blood count is 11.3, I am 18 year old female. I have been treated with sinus. Am I at the risk of having cancer?

Sir I found my blood count is 11.3, I am 18 year old female. I have been treated with sinus. Am I at the risk of having cancer?

No.: A count of 11.3 is just above the normal and in fact may be normal for you, or it may due to your sinusitis. Please take a balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains; low is saturated fats; no tobacco, no alcohol till 21 and even then no more than one drink a day. Exercise at least 150 minute/day and maintain a circle of good friends who share the same values. Best wishes. ...Read more

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3 mild sinus colds in last 5 weeks. Had normal full blood count 4.5 months ago. Should I be worried or does that blood test still count?!

3 mild sinus colds in last 5 weeks. Had normal full blood count 4.5 months ago. Should I be worried or does that blood test still count?!

Blood count: The values measured in a blood count can change over time. For instance, White blood count may be elevated in the face of infection. A white blood cell differential may help to reveal type of infection. ...Read more

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I m 19 yrs old. I m male. I m petient of polinidal sinus. I test my blood. In which my report my RBC high then normal rang. Normal rang 5.9 bt my Rbc6.2?

I m 19 yrs old. I m male. I m petient of polinidal sinus. I test my blood. In which my report my RBC high then normal rang. Normal rang 5.9 bt my Rbc6.2?

Unrelated: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, pilonidal sinus and elevated RBC count are not related. Next time you get your blood count done, make sure you are well hydrated, drink enough water so that your urine is watery, clear and colorless. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection. I keep tasting blood in my mouth. Should I be worried?

I have a sinus infection. I keep tasting blood in my mouth. Should I be worried?

Dry nose: If you don't have a frank nosebleed, the taste of blood may be from scant bleeding in your nose in the setting of sinusitis. This may be due to dryness. Humidified air, saline sprays, or saline irrigations may help ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause blood in mucus?

Can a sinus infection cause blood in mucus?

Absolutely.: This is not an uncommon finding. If your symptoms persist you should be evaluated as you may need antibiotic treatment as well as decongestants and antihistamines. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause your blood pressure to spike?

Can sinus pressure cause your blood pressure to spike?

Unlikely: It is rather the medications to treat the sinus pressure symptoms, like systemic decongestants as pseudoephedrine, (sudafed) can cause spiking blood pressure in some individuals, check with your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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What can I take for sinus headache if I'm on blood thinners?

What can I take for sinus headache if I'm on blood thinners?

Sinus headache: Hello, I would recommend saline nasal washes and Acetaminophen as directed. Afrin nasal spray may also help for your congestion and sinus pain. ...Read more

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Could frequent sinus headaches for a few months be blood clot symptoms?

Could frequent sinus headaches for a few months be blood clot symptoms?

See below: Probably not. Blood clots in the brain are typically painless and are associated with a neurologic deficit. ...Read more

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Is sinus tachycardia dangerous? Is it permanent? Blood tests+eco were ok

Is sinus tachycardia dangerous? Is it permanent? Blood tests+eco were ok

Physiologic basis: Sinus tach is usually a compensatory reaction to a physiologic stressors. It runs the gamut from appropriate response (examples-physical stress, anemia, pain, shortness of breath, fever, anxiety, excessive thyroid) to inappropriate states (excessive sympathetic tone with no physiologic basis--example pots). A normal set of heart tests suggests that unusual cardiopulmonary stress is not present. ...Read more

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Is coughing up a little blood with a sinus infection normal? Please advise!

Is coughing up a little blood with a sinus infection normal? Please advise!

Yes a small amount: Tinged in drainage can be normal. If pure blood see your doctor and get checked ...Read more

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What can I take for my sinus head that will not enter fear with my blood pressure?

What can I take for my sinus head that will not enter fear with my blood pressure?

I wouldn't worry: Too much about your blood pressure as even pseudoehedrine has never been shown on average to raise systolic b/p more than 5-10mmhg which is insignificant for the short period of time you would be using it. Combination of Pseudoephedrine and a long acting antihistamine, smoking cessation and saline nasal sprays or irrigation aid in controlling symptoms very well. ...Read more

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I have sinus infection. Blowing out a lot of blood and also nauseas. Should I be concerned? What should I do?

I have sinus infection. Blowing out a lot of blood and also nauseas. Should I be concerned? What should I do?

Sinusitis: See a doctor. Sinus infections require decongestants, analgesics, nasal irrigation, possibly nasal steroids and perhaps antibiotics. Go and get this taken care of before it really becomes severe. ...Read more

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If a chronic source of infection such as sinus, gradually became worse and germs entered blood, how long could you potentially be feeling ill?

If a chronic source of infection such as sinus, gradually became worse and germs entered blood, how long could you potentially be feeling ill?

Depends on treatment: When germs enter the blood stream to make you sick, it is called septicemia, a potentially serious condition. The diagnosis is by blood culture and it requires hospital admission for IV antibiotics and close monitoring until cultures become negative. Treatment for such a condition is 10-14 days, not all of which needs to be in hospital. Feel better:) ...Read more

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I am not sure if I have a sinus infection but my cold is really bothersome. I have been experiencing blood in mucus in the last couple of days.?

Nasal spray Or ENT: This could definitely be a sinus infection. Try using an over the counter nasal spray like Afrin or Dristan or generic with Oxymetazoline. Use 3 puffs in each nostril 3 times a day for a week. You could also try oral decongestants to help open up the sinus passages. If you are not completely better in 7-10 days you shouid really see an Ear Nose Throat (ENT) doctor. ...Read more

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Had bacteremia (sinuses), but lots of people have sinus problems that don't end up in the blood, why couldn't my body keep it from going into blood?

Had bacteremia (sinuses), but lots of people have sinus problems that don't end up in the blood, why couldn't my body keep it from going into blood?

No way to know here: In the limited amount of space we have, there' no way to know for sure. Consider HealthTap Prime or talking to your doctor to go over details. Immune system problems, frequent infections, surgery, some other anatomical problem (some are born without a sinus!) could do it. But in general, you're chasing your tail trying to figure it out. Importn thing is u got treated. Hopefully, you're healthy now ...Read more

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Regular bloody noses. No foreign object concerns. Ac, yes. It is always precipitated by a feeling of mucous draining from sinus- but red blood. What?

Regular bloody noses. No foreign object concerns. Ac, yes. It is always precipitated by a feeling of mucous draining from sinus- but red blood. What?

Postnasal drainage: From allergies can very well cause nosebleeding as you described. You will need to take antihistamines and nasal sprays w steroids. Clean your nose with saline solutions or otc nasal mist. Need to rule out bleeding disorders if you have easy bruising, tires easily or petechial spots. ...Read more

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3days yellow/green nonstop sinus mucas, 2days on/off <100 fever, today blood in nostrils, nothing is helping any common remedies?

3days yellow/green nonstop sinus mucas, 2days on/off <100 fever, today blood in nostrils, nothing is helping any common remedies?

Go to MD: If you are having worsening symptoms and your start to get fever, you should visit your MD or get a virtual consult on Healthtap with a doctor in your state because with yellow/green secretions you may benefit from a short course of antibiotics, decongestants. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more