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Offered FESS but my sinuses are clear in CT scan! Tried everything for 2 years, but suffered bad PND w/thick mucus. Surgery may remove foreign body??

Offered FESS but my sinuses are clear in CT scan! Tried everything for 2 years, but suffered bad PND w/thick mucus. Surgery may remove foreign body??

Get second opinion: If the CT sinus is clear, I don't know what the surgeon can remove with the surgery. Reflux can also cause a sensation of thick mucus at the throat. I would urge you to get a second opinion before undergoing surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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I’ve read and heard a lot about ct scans had a chest ct and worried about another one is 2 bad for you or is there really not a clear answer about CT’?

I’ve read and heard a lot about ct scans had a chest ct and worried about another one is 2 bad for you or is there really not a clear answer about CT’?

No worries: Patients get CT scans all over the world, every day. As long as there is a good reason for the scan, it is fine to do. If repeated scans are planned, to follow some sort of serious illness, a patient can ask his doctor what other options there are, in order to decrease the total number of scans in his lifetime. Having repeated CT scans, over and over, can add up to much x-ray exposure. ...Read more

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My uncle fell from a horse and is in critical condition now. The CT scans are clear but he is still unconscious. Y would that be?

My uncle fell from a horse and is in critical condition now. The CT scans are clear but he is still unconscious. Y would that be?

CT scans can pick: ...up changes in anatomy but not subtle changes in brain function. It can pick up masses (blood clots, tumors & abscesses) but not swelling unless it's severe. A neurologic exam can tell if he's in a coma. The depth of the coma, his other injuries and the health of his other vital organs all contribute to his prognosis. It's complicated! Please talk with his doctors. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Symptoms of colon caner (blood, change in habits, pain) for five years, 5 CT scans (with oral / not iv contrast) clear? Cancer still likely? Scope Feb

Symptoms of colon caner (blood, change in habits, pain) for five years, 5 CT scans (with oral / not iv contrast) clear? Cancer still likely? Scope Feb

Not Ca: Blood and changes in bowel habit may be early signs of colon Ca but if not progressive and when scans and a 5 year interval pass and there is no signs of metastatic tumor then we are dealing with an inflammatory bowel process that should have been identified by colonoscopy and bx. ...Read more

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Many trips to er, repeated tests, blood, CT scans, 2 angiograms, min plaque, all clear, help please stiil having chest pain. Thankyou?

Many trips to er, repeated tests, blood, CT scans, 2 angiograms, min plaque, all clear, help please stiil having chest pain. Thankyou?

Focus on noncardiac: Your workup sounds extensive for assessing cardiac causes for chest pain. Negative results suh as you describe would imply that your symptoms are due to a noncardiac cause. In patients with negative cardiac work ups for cp, about 1/3 rd of the time symptoms are due to GI causes, 1/3 rd due to musculoskeletal/pleural causes, and 1/3rd due to anxiety or neuropsychiatric causes. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left knee. Left center it hurts to extend and put weight on it. X-rays and CT scans came back clear. Pain still persist.

I have pain in my left knee. Left center it hurts to extend and put weight on it. X-rays and CT scans came back clear. Pain still persist.

Need more info: If you have already had CT scan & x-ray I assume you have seen an orthopedic surgeon. What did he/she suggest? Did any one refer you to obtain an MRI of your knee? It also sounds like you might need a second opinion and I would suggest a licensed physiotherapist if all else fails. ...Read more

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I had 2 quality CT scans 10 month apart. 1st clear 2nd shows 4mm nodule. Rescan or insignificant? I suffer from fatigue and had some weightloss.

I had 2 quality CT scans 10 month apart. 1st clear 2nd shows 4mm nodule. Rescan or insignificant? I suffer from fatigue and had some weightloss.

I would need to know: ...why the 2nd scan was done. Do you have on going respiratory problems? Do you smoke or have workplace exposure to dust, smoke or noxious chemical fumes? What other tests have been done re: fatigue & weight loss? A 4mm nodule is very small. A single chest CT exposes you to the equivalent of 2+ years of natural radiation exposure. Talk to your MD about benefit vs risk of a 3rd scan. ...Read more

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Why do I still have severe pain under my right rib cage? Gallbladder was removed 2 yrs ago, CT scans clear, mris clear and blood work is normal.

Why do I still have severe pain under my right rib cage? Gallbladder was removed 2 yrs ago, CT scans clear, mris clear and blood work is normal.

Nerve pain: Could be some nerve pain from cutaneous nerves traumatized at trocar insertion sites. Ask for referral to pain doc. Sorry this happened. ...Read more

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I have live counts in the 500's. / had cat scan and altra sound all clear- So far the Doctor is waiting it out. Should I get a second opinion?

I have live counts in the 500's. / had cat scan and altra sound all clear- So far the Doctor is waiting it out. Should I get a second opinion?

Live counts of 500: I have never heard of live counts. You should get a second opinion if Dr doing unusual test like "live counts" as this is unheard of and sounds quackery. ...Read more

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What to do if I have chronic right nose blockage. I had cat scan resulting in clear deviation septum and concha bullosa?

What to do if I have chronic right nose blockage. I had cat scan resulting in clear deviation septum and concha bullosa?

Deviated septum: A deviates septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. Surgery is the only treatment. ...Read more

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Constnt pressure pain behind eyes. Migraine tablets ease d pain not the pressure Was taking sinus med. Didn't work have it for 7 months. Cat scan clear?

Constnt pressure pain behind eyes. Migraine tablets ease d pain not the pressure Was taking sinus med. Didn't work have it for 7 months. Cat scan clear?

Daily forehead pain: It's difficult to know the solution here. The symptoms have been present a long time, your test is normal and your treatments have not worked. There is no clear answer. Consider this- people who snore and have trouble sleeping have a sensation like this, it is worse in the morning, and treatment of sleep apnea seems to help them. At least, you will want to try some other solutions for this. ...Read more

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Chronic allergies & sinusitis. No meds help. Last sinus cat scan clear. Had allergy tests, the allergist recommends allergy shots. This would be my 3rd time, first two ineffective. Should i?

Chronic allergies & sinusitis. No meds help. Last sinus cat scan clear. Had allergy tests, the allergist recommends allergy shots. This would be my 3rd time, first two ineffective. Should i?

Another option: If you haven't tried an inhaled nasal steroid (eg, nasonex), it might prove effective in controlling your symptoms. In addition, there are multiple medications which counter allergic symptoms. Make sure your doctor has tried each one for your symptoms. Allergy shots (desensitization therapy) might help. ...Read more

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Cat scan was clear but an ultrasound showed a shadow on liver and stomach. Should I be worried? Blood work was fine.

Cat scan was clear but an ultrasound showed a shadow on liver and stomach. Should I be worried? Blood work was fine.

A "shadow" on: Ultrasound is not a specific finding and could mean almost anything. It may be normal, particularly if the CT showed no abnormality. What is the specific abnormality mentioned in the US report, if any? ...Read more

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36 year old male with numbness of right side head, neck, arm and leg. Cat scan is clear. Is he going to die? What is it? He has hypertension.

36 year old male with numbness of right side head, neck, arm and leg. Cat scan is clear. Is he going to die? What is it? He has hypertension.

Loaded question: The potential diagnoses for the above depends on time (how long have the symptoms lasted), circumstances (when/how did they develop, did they appear concurrently or at different times, are they progressing or resolving), and severity. The possiblts run from migraine, small lacunar stroke that may later show up on mri, pinched nerve, autoimmune or infectious causes, etc...Outcome depends on cause. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a sinus infection with absolutely no symptoms? No pressure, congestion and clear ears? I was put on meds after a cat scan.

Is it possible to have a sinus infection with absolutely no symptoms? No pressure, congestion and clear ears? I was put on meds after a cat scan.

Yes and no: Not if you are having acute sinusitis that needs symptoms. But if you are having a chronic sinusitis the you will have some changes in your CAT scan like thickening of the sinus wall, fluid collection, these finding could force your doctor to start treatment. ...Read more

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Numbness, tingling and spasms to right side of face. Had 3 seizures cat scan, X-ray and MRI clear what is the cause? (been put on keppra (levetiracetam) for seizures)

Numbness, tingling and spasms to right side of face. Had 3 seizures cat scan, X-ray and MRI clear what is the cause? (been put on keppra (levetiracetam) for seizures)

Have the MRI checked: If yuor MRI was not read by a neuroradiologist or done on a high field MRI machine it might need to be repeated. Usually the test should be done with and without an injection of safe gadolinium based contrast. If your doctor is happy with the quality of the test then you might need to see a neurologist as well if you have not already. ...Read more

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I can't seem to clear my throat. Had MRI & CAT scan, but all was normal. Had this for 2-3 yrs. Healthy 59 yr old male. No allergies, 1 cup coffee/da?

I can't seem to clear my throat. Had MRI & CAT scan, but all was normal. Had this for 2-3 yrs. Healthy 59 yr old male. No allergies, 1 cup coffee/da?

Be diligent: Good news is your MR and CT are normal so far. If you have not already, I would see an ENT Dr. Or a GI, even both and one can do a visual inspection of your throat are by performing an "NPL" (The ENT dr) and the GI can do an "EGD" to examine your esophagus and both would asses for any increased acid or mucus production. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have cough and cold for now 1 month. Had done chest cat scan also done. That is also clear. There is lots of mucus in nose and throat?

I have cough and cold for now 1 month. Had done chest cat scan also done. That is also clear. There is lots of mucus in nose and throat?

Likely a virus: Viral upper respiratory tract infections are very common right now, more common than the flu that is in the news. This virus affects the upper respiratory tract, not the lung tissue itself. It is self-limiting, does not require antibiotics, and can best be treated by the use of over the counter medications sudafed may be helpful in drying up the nasal passage. ...Read more

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I think I had a sinus infection or allergies, I took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 10 days the major headaches stopped, my ears are popping still. Cat scan was clear?

I think I had a sinus infection or allergies, I took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 10 days the major headaches stopped, my ears are popping still. Cat scan was clear?

Sinus infections: Even after your sinus infection has been treated, you may still have some nasal congestion and/or middle ear effusion that is most likely causing your ears to PO due to the pressure build up. Try blowing air with balooned cheeks with closed mouth and pincehd nose. It will pop your ears and releive the pressure build up. A decongestant may alsoo help. ...Read more

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What parts of the body are CT scans mostly used for?

What parts of the body are CT scans mostly used for?

There are CT: Indications for almost every body part, but in general the most commonly scanned region is probably the abdomen. ...Read more

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What parts of the body are CT scans mostly used for?

There are CT: Indications for almost every body part, but in general the most commonly scanned region is probably the abdomen. ...Read more

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Does CT or cat scan hurt?

Does CT or cat scan hurt?

No: There is no pain unless it's difficult for you to lay flat, during a ct scan. ...Read more

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Do CT scans detect glaucoma?

Do CT scans detect glaucoma?

No: Ct scans don't diagnose glaucoma. Ophthalmologists do. ...Read more

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Are CT scans safe for children?

May be: Ct scans are done to further evaluate the illness, when no other better measure is available and knowing the problem will allow a timely management and prevent the complication.
Ct scans carry several times more radiation exposure than the ordinary x rays. But for certain illnesses properly done ct gives a timely information. Parent should keep record of it to avoid unnacessary duplications. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a CT or cat scan done?

No: Need labs and intravenous dye for some. See radiologyinfo. Org. ...Read more

Dr. Alen Cohen
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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (Definition)

Endoscopic sinus surgery describes a group of surgical procedures performed using fiberoptic telescopes and other instruments through the nostrils, thus avoiding incisions. The visualization afforded by the endoscopes is far superior to older techniques. The most common indication is for those patients who suffer from chronic or recurrent sinus infections and ...Read more