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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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Can blocked frontal and ethmoid sinuses cause lightheadedness?

Can blocked frontal and ethmoid sinuses cause lightheadedness?

Yes: Can obstruct eustachian tube and even cause dizziness, plus the congestion feeling, and generalized lousy overall sensations. Saline nasal and sinus rinses can help, and on occasion, antibiotics break up the congestion. ...Read more

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Mucosal thickening in the right great than left maxillary & sphenoid sinuses with scattered mucosal disease in ethmoid air cells. What's this mean?

Maybe nothing: The fact that you have scattered mucosal thickening (not necessarily disease) in the sinuses does not necessarily equate to disease. Do you have yellow-green nasal discharge, post nasal discharge, pain or pressure in the face or top of the head? These are the major symptoms of rhino-sinusitis. In other words, are you feeling ill? Check with an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me why i get headaches after eating tuna? It happens every time and i think it's the frontal, sphenoid, and ethmoid sinuses.

Can someone tell me why i get headaches after eating tuna? It happens every time and i think it's the frontal, sphenoid, and ethmoid sinuses.

Depends....: On whether you are eating fresh fish or fish out of a can. You may be sensitive to some of the preservatives in canned food. ...Read more

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Cat-scan sinuses- moderate mucosal thickening of sphenoid, ethmoid, L maxillary. Does sinusitis involve all these areas or is this a bad case?

Sinusitis: Yes, sinusitis can involve multiple sinuses. See your nearest ENT doctor to discuss this problem. I assume that you already have since you have had a CT of your sinuses ordered by someone. ...Read more

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How do they clean out maxillary/frontal/ethmoid sinuses during sinus clean-out w/ septoplasty? Drill? Vacuum?

How do they clean out maxillary/frontal/ethmoid sinuses during sinus clean-out w/ septoplasty? Drill? Vacuum?

Sinus: Great question. Its done through your nose with a variety of instruments including ones that cut bone and suctions to remove inflammation. ...Read more

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Could you explain what slight thickening in ethmoid sinuses is is it serious should I have my ENT dr look at it i had surgery for deviated septum ?

Could you explain what slight thickening in ethmoid sinuses is is it serious should I have my ENT dr look at it i had surgery for deviated septum ?

Check with ENT: The thickening in the ethmoids is likely not serious but indicates inflammation if the lining of the ethmoid sinus (the sinuses between your eyes). This may present with symptoms of congestion and facial pressure or headache. Better off seeing your ENT to further evaluate and treat symptoms you may have. ...Read more

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Had x ray on sinuses . report says this . minimal mucosal thicken of the frontal and ethmoid air calls. What does that mean. Should I see a ENT doc?

Had x ray  on sinuses . report says this . minimal mucosal thicken of the frontal and ethmoid air calls. What does that mean. Should I see a ENT doc?

Mild sinus disease: Minimal mucosal thickening of paranasal sinuses is usually not a serious problem and a lot of people can have this finding. When total opacification and/or fluid levels in sinuses findings are more serious and may indicate infection. Thickening is usually related to allergies. ...Read more

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My CT say's, i've mild mucosal disease of the ethmoid sinuses. Most of the time i feel like I am not breathing. I forget to breath. What can I do

My CT say's, i've mild mucosal disease of the ethmoid sinuses. 

Most of the time i feel like I am not breathing. I forget to breath. What can I do

Many options: The ct is telling you there is mild inflammation of the ethmoid sinuses, but that has no effect on breathing. You breathe through your nasal passages, so a deviated septum, turbinate congestion, polyps, and other intranasal obstructions can affect breathing. Allergies certainly can contribute. Discuss this with an ENT specialist to see if there is some help for you with medication or surgery. ...Read more

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Mri showed sinusitis ethmoid air cells and mucosal thickening frontal as well as sphenoid sinuses. I been dealing with front headaches and eye pain.

Mri showed sinusitis ethmoid air cells and mucosal thickening frontal as well as sphenoid sinuses. I been dealing with front headaches and eye pain.

MRI very sensitive: Just because you have something in the sinus, it does not mean it is the cause of your symptoms. Retention cysts are common. Does light or sound bother you when you have the headache? Do you have visual changes before the headache comes? If so you may have migraine allergies can also have these MRI findings. ...Read more

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Headaches, nasal congestion, sinuses, facial numbness, vision problems.Did CT scan showed only mucosal thickening of bilateral sphenoid and ethmoid.

Headaches, nasal congestion, sinuses, facial numbness, vision problems.Did CT scan showed only mucosal thickening of bilateral sphenoid and ethmoid.

Chronic sinusitis : Chronic allergic rhino sinusitis can definitely be causing your symptoms. I would recommend a one month trial of daily antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec and nightly sinus rinses. If your symptoms are not better i would see an ENT like me who specializes in nose/sinus surgery to discuss options. ...Read more

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I am 26 yr man.In CT Scan,my right ethmoid and right maxillary sinues are completely filled with thin mucus.What should i do?I feel pain in eyes area

I am 26 yr man.In CT Scan,my right ethmoid and right  maxillary sinues are completely filled with thin mucus.What should i do?I feel pain in eyes area

Review with ENT: Who ordered the CT scan, & for what purpose? Were they trying to figure out why you have pain around your eye(s)? If so, u may have an answer. But u should ask whoever ordered the CT scan what to do about the result. Or, use HealthTap Prime to establish care with a primary doc to help guide you. In general, ENT surgeons (ears-nose-throat) will help drain sinuses if they are plugged & causing sympt ...Read more

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What does ethnoid sphenoid sinuses are partially opacified on the right mean. Thank you?

Fluid: It means that you have a fluid build up in your sinuses, usually mucous. The ethmoid sinuses are directly behind your nose, and the sphenoid sinuses behind that. The fluid was only seen on the right side. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have extremely dry sinuses with no mucus? It is so dry that it's annoying.

What does it mean if I have extremely dry sinuses with no mucus? It is so dry that it's annoying.

See an ENT surgeon.: It is not clear as to what exact symptoms do you have. However since the symptoms already annoying, you should go to an ENT surgeon. ...Read more