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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Foul smell from nose 2 weeks after endoscopic sinus surgery. Is this normal?

Foul smell from nose 2 weeks after endoscopic sinus surgery. Is this normal?

No: See your surgeon, you may have an infection. You are more prone to an infection in the first few weeks after surgery as things are healing.

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! aahhh! Help! I have saline rinse trapped in my sinuses. How do I get rid of it? I had sinus surgery last week and was told to use sinus rinse 3 times a day. Now there is so much fliud trapped, I feel seasick when I stand/move. Please helpme if you

! aahhh! Help! I have saline rinse trapped in my sinuses. How do I get rid of it? I had sinus surgery last week and was told to use sinus rinse 3 times a day. Now there is so much fliud trapped, I feel seasick when I stand/move. Please helpme if you

Trapped fluid: Hello, welcome to the world of post-op sinus patients. I have my patients first use a mist every 1hour for the first week. They come back for cleaning and then the irrigations begin in week 2. Expect to have fluid retained in the sinuses. After you irrigate, you will need to bend forward and turn your head from dude to side. This will remove the trapped fluid. It takes patients but improves.

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If I would get sinus surgery, would I get rid of sinusitis for the rest of my life? Sufferer since 2010, regular ENT exams. Always positive. :)

If I would get sinus surgery, would I get rid of sinusitis for the rest of my life? Sufferer since 2010, regular ENT exams. Always positive. :)

Ask for details: Your Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon should be able to answer this question and give you percetages of success depending upon what he/she proposes do do surgically. I doubt thatr anyone would give you a 100% yes to your question! Hope this helps Dr Z

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What is a mast cell in the nose. I have to get sinus surgery soon & Doctor says have to open them up & have mast cell on right side. Is that cancer?

What is a mast cell in the nose. I have to get sinus surgery soon & Doctor says have to open them up & have mast cell on right side. Is that cancer?

Never heard of: Mast cells are present in many tissues and are the major source of mediators released in an allergic reactions. Thus it is not an unexpected finding especially in people with allergic rhinitis. I do not understand how the surgery is trying to accomplish. If your primary problem is allergic, see an allergist -surgery is intended for anatomical issues.

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When I'm congested on one side of the nose, I get watery drips that come out of the nostril that's not mucus. Could it be csf? Had sinus surgery 1 yr.

When I'm congested on one side of the nose, I get watery drips that come out of the nostril that's not mucus. Could it be csf? Had sinus surgery 1 yr.

Need more info: See your surgeon who can test for this easily. What type of sinus surgery did you have? Any complications following surgery? Do you have any ongoing headaches? What makes you suspect CSF leakage? Most people undergoing sinus surgery don't have many complications involving CSF leakages, unless you had a complex surgery involving your sphenoidal, frontal or ethmoid sinuses close to the brain.

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How long after l fess sinus surgery for result. Ct scan 3 dys ago-clear. Bad pain left side of nose. Ent said no infection even with green/red mucas?

How long after l fess sinus surgery for result. Ct scan 3 dys ago-clear. Bad pain left side of nose. Ent said no infection even with green/red mucas?

May not be sinus: If your ct scan was perfect then whatever problem you have may not be your sinuses. It may be your nose and some superficial issue or superficial infection. Are you irrigating your nose with a neil med type system? If necessary seek another opinion with a sinus surgeon.

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What complications can occur by blowing my nose after sinus surgery?

What complications can occur by blowing my nose after sinus surgery?

Be careful!: Blowing your nose within 10 days of sinus surgery can cause bleeding. There is also a remote chance of pushing air into your eye socket. Bleeding is the biggest risk.

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Does anyone know how long swelling lasts inside nose after sinus surgery?

Does anyone know how long swelling lasts inside nose after sinus surgery?

Balloon Sinuplasty: Balloon sinuplasty is a procedure for chronic sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medication. Unlike other surgical procedures used to treat sinusitis, with balloon sinuplasty, the surgeon does not remove bone or tissue from the nasal area. It’s a less invasive alternative to typical sinus surgeries. The recovery period is usually only a few days, compared to a few weeks.

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Should I be concerned that I am not able to smell after deviated septum and sinus surgery?

Should I be concerned that I am not able to smell after deviated septum and sinus surgery?

Time Heals Most: It is not unusual for your symptoms of nasal obstruction and inability to smell to get worse before they get better after surgery. This is often due to intranasal swelling & improves with time. That being said, some people have impaired smell before surgery and don't realize it. On the other hand, damage to your smell nerves during surgery & persistent sinusitis are known risks. See your surgeon.

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Endoscopic sinus surgery 1 week ago. I have no taste or smell. Is this common?

No: The olfactory nerve is in the superior part of the nasal mucosa. It you had massive nasal polyposis, it is possible that some of the disease process may have been very high up in those nose and the olfactory nerve fibers may have been injured. So it depends on the pathology that was present in your nose and how high up the rhinologist operated. It may resolve over time.

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Why is my nose is still bleeding after 72 hours after my sinus surgery.

Why is my nose is still bleeding after 72 hours after my sinus surgery.

Call your surgeon: Or go to the same hospital you had the surgery done, you need to be examined, or advised by the same surgeon/ his team, good luck

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Why is my nose running after having a septoplasty, sinus surgery?

Why is my nose running after having a septoplasty, sinus surgery?

Still healing: The normal lymphatic drainage of the nasal and septal mucosa ('skin' inside the nose) takes quite a long time to recover occasionally. Don't give up hope - this will likely improve. Atropine nasal spray could be used temporarily if this is really bothering you.

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Why would it be that my nose is running after a septoplasty, sinus surgery?

Why would it be that my nose is running after a septoplasty, sinus surgery?

Normal Healing: A runny nose immediately after sinus surgery can be caused by increased mucous production while the inside of your nose heals from the surgery. You can expect your nose act and feel different than normal during the healing process.

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I've have sinus problems everyday. When a fans on, at night, outside and I blow my nose everyday. Do I need sinus surgery?

I've have sinus problems everyday. When a fans on, at night, outside and I blow my nose everyday. Do I need sinus surgery?

Too little info: The main concern is to make sure that these aren't symptoms of allergy - sinus surgery won't help if the underlying problem is allergies. The first step is to see an allergist for a thorough evaluation and treatment plan, and then consult an ENT surgeon if maximal allergy treatment isn't helping.

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I clean nose with steam 5 times per day from last 3 days. It caused hearing problem. 2 months ago I did sinus surgery. Pls help?

I clean nose with steam 5 times per day from last 3 days. It caused hearing problem. 2 months ago I did sinus surgery. Pls help?

Please: Call the ENT Specialist that did your sinus surgery and make an appointment ASAP. In the meantime please stop self-medicating.

Dr. Bernard Seif
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