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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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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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Can you tell me how risky would sinus surgery be considering I have all of these eye problems?

Can you tell me how risky would sinus surgery be considering I have all of these eye problems?

What eye problems?: I was not able to see what eye problems you have. Well, sinus surgery is risky to the eye and brain, lacrimal duct and smell.
What eye problem do you have? ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a bit of sensitivity with your eyes after sinus surgery?

Is it normal to have a bit of sensitivity with your eyes after sinus surgery?

Yes: The sinuses are located close to the eyes and it is not uncommon to have some mild ocular symptoms following this surgery. ...Read more

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Just had sinus surgry & septo. Think I have pink eye. ENT said its normal. Is it normal to have pink eye after sinus surgery?

Just had sinus surgry & septo. Think I have pink eye. ENT said its normal. Is it normal to have pink eye after sinus surgery?

No: Common to have some eye irritation that could present as eye redness. However, if you are having tears that fall down your face, I would see your surgeon to ensure your tear duct isn't blocked from some packing placed during surgery. ...Read more

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Sinus surgery my husband had sinus surgery in sept to fix broken nose duct under his eyes filled with like sand crystals his sinus cavities filled with puss he can now breathe but he suffers headaches and he says it feels like a golf ball in behind his no

Sinus surgery my husband had sinus surgery in sept to fix broken nose duct under his eyes filled with like sand crystals his sinus cavities filled with puss he can now breathe but he suffers headaches and he says it feels like a golf ball in behind his no

Since: Since he has such persistent symptoms, I am glad that he is going back in to be seen. He may need a scope procedure to look into the sinus areas and see what the problem is. I assume he is taking a decongestant as well; if not he should be. If nothing is seen by scoping him, he may indeed need another ct scan to evaluate his persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Had sinus surgery to clear infection. Rinsing twice daily, I have green/bloody snot. Pain in forehead, watery eyes. Pus zit in nose. Should I worry?

Sinus surgery: You better see your surgeon, as it depends, if you are immediately post operative, the bloody discharge can be expected, if later and still having bloody and green discharge better communicate that to the treating doctor, keep rinsing though ...Read more

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I just had sinus surgery and my head keeps on pounding a lot it won't stop what should I do my head keeps on pounding non stop everyday?

Talk to the surgeon: Explain your symptoms and concerns and follow their advice. Depending on how long post-op you are, it may be expected or it may be a complication. ...Read more

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Having septoplasty/sinus surgery in 3 days. I'm 4th day into vicious head cold. Cant breathe out of either nostril. Should surgery be postponed?

Maybe if elective: If a surgery is elective (not needing to be done right away), one can reschedule it to a better time when an acute illness has resolved. ...Read more

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I'm having this intense pressure all over my head. Do I need to I'm having sinus surgery?

I'm having this intense pressure all over my head. Do I need to I'm having sinus surgery?

Head Pressure: It really depends. In order to "need sinus surgery, " you really need to have sinus infection or disease that cannot be successfully treated with medications. The pressure all over your head might not be sinus disease at all. You could have migraine headache or temporomandibular joint pain dysfunction. ...Read more

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Had sinus surgery to remove polyps feb 2011. Since that time have had recurring late day headaches and cloudy head. Happens every day for 2 years, ?

Sinus Headaches: You should be re-evaluated to determine the cause of your pain... There are solutions.
Persistent infections, nerve damage, dental issues, allergies, fungal infection, tumors, eric., etc.
See your ENT surgeon or seek another opinion... The more opinions the better I always say... ...Read more

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Is image guided sinus surgery like having another CT scan of head/sinuses? Should one worry about commulative radiological exposure?

Is image guided sinus surgery like having another CT scan of head/sinuses? Should one worry about commulative radiological exposure?

Yes and no: Image guided sinus surgery allows your surgeon to more accurately identify where they are working in an effort to reduce the chance of surgical injury and to assure that the sinus issues you suffer from are treated as effectively as possible. This does require additional radiation exposure for the scans, something that one should keep to a minimum. For many, benefits outweigh the risk. ...Read more

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Continued symptoms of eye pressure & discomfort 6 weeks post op sinus mucocele surgery. Ent/surgeon says give it more time. Should one be concerned?

Continued symptoms of eye pressure & discomfort 6 weeks post op sinus mucocele surgery. Ent/surgeon says give it more time. Should one be concerned?

No: Your surgeon is right in that the healing process can take a while. If these symptoms persist beyond a few more weeks or the eye pressure is present in the absence of nasal symptoms on the affected side, further investigation is warranted. You should discuss your treatment plan with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about sinus surgery?

What can you tell me about sinus surgery?

May vary greatly: There are many options for is us surgery taut may involve pre or intraoperative imaging mapping or imaging as well as a variety of approaches including the use of an endoscope. It is best to discuss he nature of your specific surgery of your surgery with your surgeon. In general, the goal of surgery is to provide adequate drainage. ...Read more

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How fast is recovery after sinus surgery?

Depends on type: Recovery depends a lot on what you're having done and who is doing it. Typically in my patients overnight they have some sponge in their nose, that sponge comes out the next day and they feel "better". It can usually takes a few days after that until they are up and around and then a week until I have my patients at full activity including blowing their nose and exercising. ...Read more

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What are common complications during a sinus surgery?

What are common complications during a sinus surgery?

Safe surgery: When done for the right reasons for chronic sinusitis, sinus surgery is 90-95% effective at reducing symptoms. Risks are low but include: scarring, anesthetic complications, bleeding, infection, recurrent disease, pain, voice changes, reduced smell, and nasal obstruction. Extremely rare complications in skilled hands include injury to the eye/brain injury, CSF spinal fluid leak, blindness, and death. ...Read more

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What to do if I had sinus surgery today please help me?

Stay propped up: You can use ice on your nose for 24 hours, use afrin for bleeding, nasal saline spray, stay propped up, watch for any complication (as per your doctor instructions, namely eye complication, brain complication, severe headache etc).
Also, you can change your drip pad if you had one routinely. If too much bleeding, contact your doctor, go to ED. ...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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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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How much is endoscopic sinus surgery?

How much is endoscopic sinus surgery?

Depends: If you are asking what it would cost to pay for the procedure in cash without insurance you have to factor in three fees. First the surgeon anywhere from 2, 000 to 30, 000 or more, then the facility 5, 000 to 50, 000 and anesthesia 1, 000 to 10, 000. New york city will be extremely expensive whereas south dakota would be much less. When paying cash make sure to shop around. ...Read more

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Is preauricular sinus surgery dangerous?

Is preauricular sinus surgery dangerous?

Preauricular Sinus: By "preauricular sinus", I presume that means you have a small hole or pit in front of your ear with a draining opening or a swelling around the opening. This is not a dangerous condition, but can be associated with occasional swelling, drainge, and occasionally, infection. The surgery to remove the sinus is usually very simple, depending upon how long the sinus tract is. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What's endoscopic sinus surgery and is there a non-endoscopic surgery?

What's endoscopic sinus surgery and is there a non-endoscopic surgery?

Minimally invasive: Endoscopic sinus surgery means using a telescope with a camera to look in the nose while doing surgery. It makes the surgery safer and easier. ...Read more

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Can ringing in one ear be caused from sinus surgery?

Can ringing in one ear be caused from sinus surgery?

Unlikely, possible: It is possible but unlikely.
I would make sure there is nothing else wrong in the ear. Like fluid in your ear? Or it can be from your irrigations some times.
Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes post nasal drip after endoscopic sinus surgery?

What causes post nasal drip after endoscopic sinus surgery?

PND: Hello, your post op PND should be evaluated by your surgeon. It could be a normal mucosal reaction, allergy induced, leftover saline from irritations or a CSF leak. See your surgeon for confirmation. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more