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Sinus Drainage And Black Stool
Antibiotics yes: Yes could be due to antibiotics, see your doctor. ...Read more
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
I had sinus surgery 4 weeks and 1 day ago. Today I had black blood in mucas. Has been no discharge for 10 days now. Is this still to be expected?
Expected: "black blood" is old blood. Depending on how many sinuses were opened/ cleaned out, you may still have some old blood circulating through your sinus passages. Confirm your sinus cleansing regimen with your ENT surgeon. ...Read more
Sometimes (about 2 or 3 weeks) pain occurs on right side abdomen and specially after discharge stools. And stool color black?
Black stools: Black stools, especially when they or foul-smelling and tarry, can be a sign of internal bleeding in the upper digestive tract. It is possible you may have ulcer or some other source of internal bleeding. You should see your doctor ASAP or go to the emergency room if you feel too sick to make it to that appointment. Good luck. ...Read more
See doctor: None of these symptoms are normal and are suggestive of possibly serious conditions such as crohn's disease. You need to see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
My husband has a bloody discharge from his belly button and pain in his stmach he also has watery stool that is black in color what is wrong with him?
GI bleed: I suspect your husband is hemorrhaging from an ulcer in a meckel's diverticulum due to ectopic gastric mucosa in the structure. It has also reopened the omphalomesenteric duct. He needs to be seen now. ...Read more
Laxatives: You can take stool softeners or laxatives if you have sinus tachycardia. ...Read more
Started taking amoxicillin 2 days ago for sinus infection. Stools normally come out number 5 on bristol stool chart. Now formed and in 1 piece. Why?
Stool change antibio: It is common for the consistency and frequency of bowel movements to change when taking antibiotics. Antibiotics kill some naturally occurring bacteria in the intestines. This change in the balance of bacteria in the intestines causes changes in stools most common causes diarrhea but it could also cause less frequent and firmer bowel movements ...Read more
3 yr old has clear"slime" when she poops- loose stool and it smells REALLY terrible and weird. No other symptoms, no colds or sinus probs.?
There are many: Causes for loose, mucousy, smelly stools in a 3 year old. It could be from a cold, although you mentioned she doesn't have symptoms of a cold. It also could be from an infection, food intolerance or absorption issue. I would discuss this with her doctor; they may want to collect some stool samples to test, if it is continuing. Meanwhile, try to have her eat more binding foods, such as bananas and rice. ...Read more
Started taking amoxicillin today for sinus; got loose stools and light headed; due to amoxicillin?
Not likely: On a direct level this is not due to Amoxicillin usually. Would be concerned first that the sinus infection was not bacterial and that whatever causing it was also infecting the gut. The other concern would be clostridium difficile infection. One advantage of Amoxicillin over Ampicillin is that it is largely absorbed before reaching the colon, but that does not exclude the possibility. ...Read more
Thin stool after eating hot peppers the night before. Also sick with a sinus infection and has bronchidous. I know they aren't contagious but I feel fine. Is it just the peppers?
4 yr. Old with sed rate of 150. Two weeks ago 158. No other symptoms, plenty of energy. Chest & sinus x-rays negative. Urine & stool negative. Ideas?
Occult disease: Sed rate is an acute phase reactant that increases when inflammatory components are released into the blood. This is not specific for any particular disese but is a marker for infection or other inflammatory process going on g on in the body. On occassion the sed rate may increase prior to clinical signs, and you should continue the follow up with your md until the cause is found. ...Read more
Is it a flu if 5 days + 1-2 minor aches and once a day fast moving stools? Lots of sinus and throat phlegm.
18 mo old, 101+ temp, rr 39, no dyspnea, lethargic, vomited 4x this am, loose stool x1, taking amoxicillin for recently diagnosed ear/sinus infection. Is this viral or should I see md?
Chronic thrush past 5 years/ affects mouth, eyes, urine, stool, vagina, aches, chills, fever, sinus, throat/ temporary relief w/ antifungal. Over 500?
Fungal infection: What is the question? You have relief with oral antifungal that is prescribed by a doctor? What is 500? is it a dose? Does of what drug? Why do you have chronic systemic fungal infection? do you have uncontrolled diabetes or HIV? what other medical conditions do you have? Are you on other medications? We cannot offer you a useful response without information. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Sinus drainage: It really depends...If your sinus drainage is not infected or excessive, you may very well not even notice it at all. However, if it is infected or excessive or caused by allergies, you may certainly smell or even taste it. If your mucous is also thick because of being a little dry, this can cause the mucous to collect into a mucous plug or ball and these, too, can be easier to smell or taste. ...Read more
Sinus drainage: Pet hair is a strong allergen and can provoke significant sinus drainage and congestion. Cigarette smoke also can act as an allergen but has a direct irritative effect to the nasal mucosa and can cause drainage as well. Both of these can cause significant drainage. ...Read more
Possible: Severe post-nasal drainage, either from nasal allergy, viral rhinitis or rhino-sinusitis can produce a voice disorder by producing inflammation of the vocal folds. The resulting inflammation is almost always viral. So yes, the infected mucus drainage down the back of the throat can contaminate both the larynx and the bronchi. ...Read more
See your surgeon: Have your surgeon check inside with an endoscope in the office to make sure all is well. Sometimes drainage persists or recurs from other causes, like allergies. ...Read more
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Great question: This is a question my students and ENT residents ask all the time. Sometimes the difference on exam is subtle. They both can cause laryngeal edema, cobblestoning, hoarseness, & excess mucus. Lpr patients may have a little more erythema and hyperactive gag than simple drainage. If a patient has definite nasal allergies and LPR symptoms, it can be tough to differentiate. I may need to treat both. ...Read more
Saline: Saline rinses can help both. Follow instructions and use distilled water (or boiled then cooled). Avoid dry heat in winter. See an allergist if continues. ...Read more
Sinus drainage: It really depends on the cause. If it is from a cold, otc meds are fine to use short-term. If it's from allergies, antihistamines are the way to go. For chronic sinus issues, there are prescription medications that work fairly well. If you have concerns, see your doctor. ...Read more
Cold drinks tend to shrink the nasal membrane and thereby allowing your sinus to drain when the obstruction is removed.
Exposure to cold air can also trigger the vagus nerve in the nose to produce drainage- a condition known as skier's nose.
I must admit however that I have not seen such association among my patients and thus the comments are just an educated guess. ...Read more
Hello, my husband has been having severe sinus drainage. It is brown and flows like water constantly. It also smells like rotting flesh. What is it?
Infection: Sounds like you are describing an infection that likely needs antibiotics. Contact a physician for follow up. ...Read more
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
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