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Post Sinus Surgery Bleeding
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
What would it mean if my mpv is low and my platelets and leukocytes are high? Couldn't finish sinus surgery because of bleeding too much.
More info needed: In people with bleeding, more info is needed. Is there a history of easy bruising or bleeding? A family history? Medications such as Aspirin or a non-steroidal? Liver disease? Kidney disease? The remainder of the complete blood count is important. There are many causes of high platelets, and many causes of increased bleeding. Please provide additional information. ...Read more
I've had an endoscopic sinus surgery, and I have had sex from the second day after it. Is it so harmful? Or it just cause bleeding from sinuses?
Probably should wait: After my patients have nasal or sinus surgery I always recommend waiting one week to do anything that will raise their blood pressure. That includes vigorous exercise and having sexual relations. There are few things worse than engaging in sexual activity and having a major nosebleed allover one's partner. ...Read more
Ask your surgeon: We are always happy to answer questions about sinus disease and sinus surgery. This question has been hanging around for weeks and I suppose there has been no answer is because each surgeon has a different technique, different types of packing and should talk about serious risks such as blindness and injury to the brain. Although these risks are very rare, they can occur. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more
Define Sinus Surgery: 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 around the sinus openings. ...Read more
Nope: But ask your ent. Often a second operation is required to address a complex issue. ...Read more
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
Talk to your doc: Endoscopic sinus surgery is usually recommended in patients with chronic or recurrent sinusitis after failure of medical therapy. The goal is to open and widen the natural sinus openings with an endoscope and small instruments through the nostrils. Sinus surgery is 90-95% effective in providing symptom relief. Endoscopic sinus surgery is also sometimes indicated for obtaining biopsies. ...Read more
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
Numbness: It is not unusual to have some numbness of the upper teeth or the front part of the hard palate after nasal and sinus surgery. This is usually a temporary issue. It may last for a week or two, but could last longer. You should discuss it with your surgeon and see if there's any other reasons for this sensation that you have. ...Read more
Variable: Usually a few weeks (2), for about 60% of swelling to go down, 6 weeks for about 80%, a year for 95%. ...Read more
Surgeon: You should absolutely ask that of your surgeon. There are many techniques of sinus surgery resulting in different expectations. ...Read more
Healing: Early healing is from 3-6 weeks. Continued healing occurs from 6-12 months. ...Read more
I had intense pain down the entire front of my body after sinus surgery? What could have caused it? It gradually got better over 3 days.
I had sinus surgery thursday. At work I was exposed to cigarette smoke. It caused a lit of pain and made me sick. How long will this last?
Saline Rinse: Consider doing a saline sinse as directed by your surgeon. This will remove the irritants that can cause discomfort. ...Read more
Why do people sometimes need repeat sinus surgery? How common is it? Having septoplasty/sinus clean-out. Want to have realistic expectations. Thanks!
Several: The sinuses are perfect dark places to have infections take place if the environment is disturbed and difficult for meds to get into. Surgery certainly alters the normal function of the sinus tissues. If you have severe problems then you will probably be better. If mild you will usually still have some complaints. It is not uncommon to need more work done in my patient experience. ...Read more
Chronic sinus issues:
Sinus surgery is done for a variety of reasons. The typical problems include chronic sinus infection, polyps, recurrent sinus infections and chronic facial pain.
You can learn more about sinus surgery here: http://www. Rhinoplastyinseattle. Com/functional-rhinoplasty/sinus-surgery. ...Read more
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
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
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