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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more


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I have post nasal drip, throat clearing, soreness @upper rear of mouth/top of throat. Intermittent feeling of throat being restricted?not gerd/allergy

I have post nasal drip, throat clearing, soreness @upper rear of mouth/top of throat. Intermittent feeling of throat being restricted?not gerd/allergy

See ENT: I believe you need an ENT consult to evaluate your throat situation. You may not have GERD but possibly LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux) which is not neccessarily associated with heart burns. Your ENT doctor should be able to help you on this issue. ...Read more

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Can removal of a deviated septum free the voice of nasal sounds?

Can removal of a deviated septum free the voice of nasal sounds?

Sometimes: Correcting a deviated septum is designed to improve breathing through the nose. In some respects, this may help with a "nasal" voice, but is not the main focus of the surgery. Seek consultation with a board certified otolaryngologist (ENT) surgeon. ...Read more

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Pressure in bridge of nose / tip of nose always like ice... An get nausea? sinus ct scan CLEAR / camera up nose CLEAR ??

Pressure in bridge of nose / tip of nose always like ice... An get nausea?

sinus ct scan CLEAR / camera up nose CLEAR ??

Difficult to know: Your description does sound like a somewhat atypical presentation for chronic rhinitis. There are some established causes that would not be identifiable by imaging or scope, such as atrophic rhinitis (possible as medication side effect), or irritant rhinitis. A physician will ask more about the timing of symptoms and coexisting symptoms before deciding on treatment. ...Read more

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Feeling of something stuck in throat? Polyp in maxillary sinus and thickening of septum and turbinates? Could these things cause feelin in throat?

Feeling of something stuck in throat? Polyp in maxillary sinus and thickening of septum and turbinates? Could these things cause feelin in throat?

Throat discomfort: You probably have a post nasal drip caused by your sinuses. The post nasal drip can cause discomfort in your throat. However, the polyp speaks for a long standing problem and you may havenasal allergies. Speak to your doctor for a referral to an allergist. ...Read more

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What is the cancer of nose and throat?

What is the cancer of nose and throat?

Two separate areas: You might mean "what is cancer of head and neck" nose and throat maybe grouped together due to the specialist that most commonly diagnoses the patient with head and neck cancer, otolaryngologist or ENT (ear nose throat doctor). ...Read more

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Runny nose with (nasal congestion), headache, sneezing, sore throat in the morning only. Occasional blood tinged mucous embedded on floor of throat?

Runny nose with (nasal congestion), headache, sneezing, sore throat in the morning only. Occasional blood tinged mucous embedded on floor of throat?

Allergy?: Most likely allergy, although a mild viral upper respiratory infection would have these symptoms too. An exam could settle which it is. If you have fever or aches then it's most likely a virus. See your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Causes of ear sensations stuffiness in one ear and throat stuffiness clearing and clear post nasal drip ? Causes ? Take protonix (pantoprazole). Thanks

Causes of ear sensations stuffiness in one ear and throat stuffiness clearing  and clear post nasal drip ? Causes ?  Take protonix (pantoprazole). Thanks

Could be Rhinitis: Chronic rhinitis presents with a variety of symptoms including nasal congestion, running, ear fullness, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip that can be seasonal or year round. Triggers can be allergic (animal dander, pollen, dust mites) or non-allergic (strong scents/odors, cleaning products, weather changes). See an Allergist to determine if your symptoms are consistent with above. ...Read more

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How big is the light or scope in nasal endoscopy?

How big is the light or scope in nasal endoscopy?

ENT scope: 2.5 to 4 mm, about the size of a qtip. It feels about like getting your teeth cleaned - momentarily painful, but tolerable. Call your local ENT doctor. See also www.Richmopndsinusandallergy.Com. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause inflammation of the nose and larynx and throat?

Can seasonal allergies cause inflammation of the nose and larynx and throat?

Allergies: yes. An over the counter antihistamine can help. You may benefit from an examination by a board certified otolaryngologist ...Read more

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ENT scope shows only minor redness on back of the voicebox. only symptoms lump feeling in throat, post nasal drip. What could this be other than LPR?

ENT scope shows only minor redness on back of the voicebox. only symptoms lump feeling in throat, post nasal drip.  What could this be other than LPR?

LPR common cause: The commonest finding in fiber optic or laryngeal exam is redness of mucosa of posterior vocal cords,is a strong suggestion of reflux,post nasal drip is also a strong contender,however if symptoms persists,evaluation by a gastroenterologist,to rule out esophageal disease, ...Read more

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What can cause constant throat clearing? I've had an endoscopy and laryngeal oscopy and all are inconclusive.

What can cause constant throat clearing? I've had an endoscopy and laryngeal oscopy and all are inconclusive.

Aging rhinitis: Things to consider when endoscopy equivocal: aging rhinitis - often causes unrecognized post-nasal drip, which improves with twice daily saline sinus irrigation; acid reflux during sleep - a trial of a proton pump inhibitor is worth considering; unrecognized sleep apnea, which can exacerbate reflux. ...Read more

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Does an endoscopy of throat look at tonsils too?

Does an endoscopy of throat look at tonsils too?

It can...: ...depending on the expertise and clinical suspicion/ interest of your endoscopist, as well as your tolerance/gag reflex. When undergoing your procedure, please ask him/her to check the back of your throat before the esophagus is intubated by the scope. ...Read more

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Top of head and sinus pressure, dizziness, fatigue, congested nose in the morning, slight swelling at bridge of nose. Hard to breathe thru nose.

Top of head and sinus pressure, dizziness, fatigue, congested nose in the morning, slight swelling at bridge of nose. Hard to breathe thru nose.

Sinusitis: Sounds like chronic sinusitis. Probable allergy issues but you may have a chronic sinus infection as well. You need a good ENT exam. Do it. Sinusitis can really make you miserable long term. ...Read more

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Is rhinitus of nose causing stuffy nose and szeezing?

Is rhinitus of nose causing stuffy nose and szeezing?

Rhinitis of nose: If this has been been going on for some time see an allergist for a possible allergic cause for your rhinitis, sneezing, etc. ...Read more

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What is congestion in the stomach body, antrum and fundus?

What is congestion in the stomach body, antrum and fundus?

Not sure why the : question is asked but body antrum and fundus are the sections of the stomach not sure why they are congested medical issues? requiring tests? ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more