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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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I've been diagnosed with Silent Sinus Syndrome. Surgery is recommended. What would happen if I delay it?

I've been diagnosed with Silent Sinus Syndrome. Surgery is recommended. What would happen if I delay it?

Ask: Ask your surgeon. Delay can allow additional damage, complicate the surgery, and negatively affect the prognosis. ...Read more

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A cat scan was done, and i went to an ent. He said i was suffering from silent sinus syndrome. Are there alternatives?

A cat scan was done, and i went to an ent. He said i was suffering from silent sinus syndrome.  Are there alternatives?

I don't know: I don't know what your doctor told you, but the treatment for this condition is surgical. So if you are looking for a nonsurgical approach the answer is "no". ...Read more

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Pain & changes in face, forehead, jaw, nose, eyes, and teeth. Runny nose, nothing comes out when i blow, could I have silent maxillary sinus syndrome?

Pain & changes in face, forehead, jaw, nose, eyes, and teeth. Runny nose, nothing comes out when i blow, could I have silent maxillary sinus syndrome?

What changes: It would be interesting to know more about your problem. What changes are going on in your face, forehead, or jaws. This comment makes it a little difficult to address with out follow up questions. It is possible for a maxillary sinusitis to cause jaw and face pain. ...Read more

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How is sick sinus syndrome treated?

How is sick sinus syndrome treated?

Sick sinus syndrome: Sick sinus syndrome is a cardiac conduction disorder where the hearts spontaneous pacemaker, does not send its electrical impulses quick enough to keep the heart beating as fast as your body requires. It results in the heart rate becoming too slow, not getting fast enough during exertion, or waiting too long to spontaneously restart after a fast heart rate. Can be treated with pacemaker. See doc ...Read more

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What is sick sinus syndrome?

What is sick sinus syndrome?

Heart rate problem: Sick sinus syndrome is a vague medical term referring to a problem with the heart's sinus rhythm. It can include rhythms that are too fast, too slow, irregular, or all of the above. If symptomatic, it is often treated with a pacemaker. It can be a symptom of aging, or of a deeper problem. Definitely, get it checked out asap. ...Read more

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What are the possible complications of sick sinus syndrome ?

What are the possible complications of sick sinus syndrome ?

Syncope and death.: The sinus node is a bundle of heart cells concentrated in the right atrium that normally sets off each heart beat for life. Arteriosclerosis may slowly, or rapidly in a heart attack, destroy these cells and lead to very abnormal, usually very slow, heart rates. If the rate slowed down to perhaps 30's, one may pass out, if worse, one may not wake up. Once the diagnosis is clear, need pacemaker. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose sick sinus syndrome?

How do you diagnose sick sinus syndrome?

EKG/event monitor: Sick sinus requires a good, thorough history, physical exam, and cardiac electrical and functional diagnostic studies. ...Read more

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Do you need to take medication for pots syndrome/ inappropriate sinus tach? High hr is just an annoyance sometimes, don't really have other symptoms

Probably not: If you have a diagnosis of pots, the treatment is directed towards symptoms. Pots by itself isn't life threatening, but can be annoying. Lots of fluids throughout the day is also a standard recommendation. If you really aren't symptomatic, why would you take medicine or even carry this diagnosis. ...Read more