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What causes a stabbing pain in left sinus cavity?

What causes a stabbing pain in left sinus cavity?

Sinusitis: Most of the time, that kind of pain comes from a sinus infection. It can be acute sinusitis if it is of recent onset (less than 3 weeks), or chronic sinusitis, if it has been there for a long time. Other problems can mimic sinusitis, such as atypical migraines. In either case, you should speak to an ENT to find out the cause of the pain, and what to do to get rid of it. ...Read more

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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Are there any sinus cavities in the back of your head?

Are there any sinus cavities in the back of your head?

Sinuses: Ethmoid sinus is behind your nose and eye area. Frontal sinus above eye (forehead area) maxillary sinus (cheek bone area). . There are other terms like cavernous sinus, sigmoid sinus (this one is on the back of head)hope this help. Talk to your doctor. Let us help with clinical symptoms, diagnosis, and terminology. ...Read more

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Can a tumor in the maxilliary sinus cavity be seen when performing an endoscopy?

Can a tumor in the maxilliary sinus cavity be seen when performing an endoscopy?

No: When performing endoscopy, the scope is passed in the nasal cavity and one can define any lesion here. The nasal cavity is separated from maxilla, not by the septum but a party wall thru which a lesion must perforate to be accessible for biopsy. A scan of the head will reveal a lesion in maxilla which is not a common one. To expose one needs to open anterior wall of maxilla by raising a flap. ...Read more

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What results from large sinus cavities?

What results from large sinus cavities?

Good!: Large sinus cavities usually bring good quality (warm) of air going to your longs.
Also, good singers show large sinus cavities. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a sinus cavity collapse?

Perhaps: 'Collapse' of a sinus cavity may happen from bony trauma (e.g. Frontal bone trauma or maxillary cheek trauma). 'Collapse' can also mean bony contraction of a sinus cavity over time for different reasons (bony inflammation from previous infection or surgery; silent sinus syndrome, bony tumor). If there are questions, you can see an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you hurt your sinus cavities by lifting weights?

Can you hurt your sinus cavities by lifting weights?

Definitely, no: If sinus symptoms last longer than 10 to 14 days or worsen over time, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What would be a way to get saline into my sinus cavities?

What would be a way to get saline into my sinus cavities?

Sinus rinse: Niel med makes a sinus rinse kit available at pharmacies and costco. It can really help with sinus congestion and improve nasal breathing. A neti pot is another option. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully, and ask your physician if sinus rinses are a good idea for you. ...Read more

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What will make your sinus cavities sink in and leave black sores on your face?

What will make your sinus cavities sink in and leave black sores on your face?

Not likely: Your sinuses are skin lined cavities in your skull at several paired sites. Being enclosed in solid bones, they cannot sink in. So whatever causes your face to sink in and causes black sores on your face, it is not your sinus. See a dermatologist to determine the black sores and its cause. ...Read more

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Is the estachian tube below the sinus cavities?

Is the estachian tube below the sinus cavities?

Some sinuses: Above (frontal S.) and some below (Maxillary S.). ...Read more

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Cysts and polyps in sinus cavities, do I get surgery?

Cysts and polyps in sinus cavities, do I get surgery?

Depends: If they are large enough to give you symptoms of pain and pressure or tooth related pain or affect the ability of the sinuses to drain properly then it might be something to consider discussing your options with an ENT doc or oral/maxillofacial surgeon. If you decide to have them surgically removed be sure to request that the tissue is biopsied. ...Read more

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Can my sinus cavities in the back of neck be painful?

Can my sinus cavities in the back of neck be painful?

Sinus pain: In the neck per se, there are no sinus cavities.
There is, however spongy bone in the mastoid area (called sometimes mastoid sinuses)
that when infected can cause pain
in that area.....

I would see you physcian 1st
if no help there
see a chiropractor..... I had neck pain myself
that no one could diagnose
after being adjusted by the chiropractor
pain gone....

Get cked out.... ...Read more

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I just had a tooth pulled and think my sinus cavity is open?

I just had a tooth pulled and think my sinus cavity is open?

Maxillary tooth?: It's possible, but without further info, can't tell over the internet. Call the dentist who extracted the tooth as an emergency. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is cancer of the sinus cavity called?

Could you explain what is cancer of the sinus cavity called?

Depends: It depends on the cancer type and location. Eg — squamous cell carcinoma (scc) or lymphoma. And oropharynx, different sinus areas. In general these can be called head and neck cancers, but that is usually scc. ...Read more

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Environmental allergies affecting only left sinus cavities, why is this?

Environmental allergies affecting only left sinus cavities, why is this?

Anatomy: Allergies cause swelling of the tissues that line the nose and sinuses. Swelling of the nasal tissues cause the drainage openings of the sinus to constrict. Once they constrict completely, mucous from the sinus cannot drain. If one side of the nose is shifted (think deviated septum) then that side constricts before the other. Try to shrink the tissues with antihistamines and, my fave, neilmed. ...Read more

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Is operation necessary for treating cyst in the sinus cavity. Can I avoid operation? If not, which type I should prefer traditional or endoscopic?

Is operation necessary for treating cyst in the sinus cavity. Can I avoid operation? If not, which type I should prefer traditional or endoscopic?

Surgery not required: Most cyst in the sinus are called mucus retention cyst and are benign. They rarely cause a problem and can just be observed. However, it's best you have an ENT review a sinus ct scan with you to see if it could be causing any symptoms you may be having. ...Read more

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Had sinus surg to clean cavities 7mth ago. Evrytme I bend forwrd, sidewys clear fluid pours out. It happns evrytme, evryday. Hav headache for 8 days.

Had sinus surg to clean cavities 7mth ago. Evrytme I bend forwrd, sidewys clear fluid pours out. It happns evrytme, evryday. Hav headache for 8 days.

See ENT surgeon ASAP: I presume you returned to your surgeon for all the follow-up post-operative visits and everything seemed to be on track at first. Not sure when this drainage issue started but it is now URGENT when accompanied with a headache. The most worrisome issue is whether you could have a cerebrospinal fluid leak...this would be highly unlikely, but if so, it is SERIOUS. So call your surgeon NOW. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can clear sinus cavities?

Can I tell me how I can clear sinus cavities?

See ENT: You should see an ear, nose and throat doctor to check your sinuses checked and he can determine the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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How can I avoid my sinus cavities getting stuffy?

How can I avoid my sinus cavities getting stuffy?

Several ways: Control allergies, use a sinus rinse, occasionally may need a decongestant, but keeping the openings from the sinuses into the nose open will help prevent both congestion and infection. ...Read more

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I just got a diagnosis that I have an extra pair of sinus cavities. What does this mean?

I just got a diagnosis that I have an extra pair of sinus cavities.  What does this mean?

No problem: Sinusses vary in shapes and sized from person to person, so it means nothing and is of not clinical significance. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have little pieces of metal in your sinus cavities that u will blow out years later because i work around a lot of metal?

Possibly: If you do not wear a mask while working, fine particles of metal can be inhaled & deposited in your sinus. They will not blow out years later. ...Read more

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Why do my sinus cavities ache so much after drinking hard alcohol?

Why do my sinus cavities ache so much after drinking hard alcohol?

Inflammation: Alchohol is broken down into a toxic chemical called acetaledhyde which is toxic and causes inflammation in the tissues. The body can only process so much alcohol at a time. I'd guess it's more of a quantity issue than type of alcohol. ...Read more

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Radiology report mri: "bubbly residue" left sinus cavity, what could that be?

Probably mucous: The paranasal sinuses are usually air-filled but it is not uncommon to see small amounts of fluid and/or mucous, which can occasionally have a frothy appearance on a ct scan. "Bubbly residue" is admittedly not standard medical terminology. ...Read more

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Yesterday I had some food stuck in my nasal cavity. I thought it was gone, but at 3 am my sinus burns and I can feel something there. Help?

Yesterday I had some food stuck in my nasal cavity. I thought it was gone, but at 3 am my sinus burns and I can feel something there. Help?

See a doc: A healthcare professional needs to look up your nose and see if there's any retained food products that can be manually removed. Also, you may have developed an infection of sinuses. Either case, see a doc. ...Read more

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Can parasites really grow in sinus cavities. If so how in the world do you get rid if them? What do they look like? Any site I can go to get info?

Can parasites really grow in sinus cavities. If so how in the world do you get rid if them? What do they look like? Any site I can go to get info?

My brief review of: This question suggests that parasite infection of the sinuses remains rare, almost always in immunocompromised people such as those with HIV. It has been more recently appreciated that fungal infections of the sinuses are more common than previously thought. Diagnosis is made by obtaining some infected material and testing it. Treatment is challenging with "surgical" cleaning and antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a cyst in my sphenoid sinus cavity that is 1.5 cm. it was found on an MRI. Should i have it removes or what options are there?

I have a cyst in my sphenoid sinus cavity that is 1.5 cm. it was found on an MRI. Should i have it removes or what options are there?

Usually: Retention cysts are incidental findings requiring no further treatment. If you are not having any related symptoms, and if it clearly simply represents a cyst, probably no treatment is necessary, but talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Cavity (Definition)

Basically a cavity is a hole, or defect in the tooth structure. It is created by the demineralization and breakdown of tooth structure from the acid attack of ...Read more