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How much pain will i be in after endoscopic sinus polyp surgery and septoplasty?

How much pain will i be in after endoscopic sinus polyp surgery and septoplasty?

You may: You may have some uncomfortable pressure to deal with, but very unlikely pain. You should ask that question of your surgeon. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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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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Should i follow my gp's advice and take naproxen even though i had polyps and sinus surgery previously. Surgeon advised no aspirin or nsaids ?

Should i follow my gp's advice and take naproxen even though i had polyps and sinus surgery previously. Surgeon advised no aspirin or nsaids ?

Not a good idea: People who have nasal polyps may also have asthma and develop significant drug reactions to Aspirin and other nsaids. This can occur over time and the reaction to nsaids can be quite severe. Would discuss these concerns with your gp and seek out alternative treatment strategies. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a maxillary sinus cysts (2.5 cm) and a possible (2.5cm) sinus polyp?

What's the difference between a maxillary sinus cysts (2.5 cm) and a possible (2.5cm) sinus polyp?

The difference is: A "maxillary cyst" likely refers to a maxillary retention cyst arising. Domeshape, from the floor of the maxillary sinus. Benign, asymptomatic, usually self limited, requiring not treatment. A "sinus polyp" is likely related to nasal polyps. Usually the "sinus polyp" is accompanied by other polyps of the nose or ethmoid sinuses. Nasal polyps include nasal congestion, sinusitis, decreased smell. ...Read more

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33 f w asthma had MRI bc of slight headaches and found a possible sinus polyp should I be concerned dr wants a CT to be sure?

33 f w asthma had MRI bc of slight headaches and found a possible sinus polyp should I be concerned dr wants a CT to be sure?

Sinus polyp benign?: Sinus polyp is a common problem with asthma. If the polyp is not large and is not causing blockage of the nasal passage, they can be left alone. Even after surgical removal, there is a high incidence of re-growth of the polyps. ...Read more

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Having preassure in my forehead and above left eye sometimes radiates to the temple had an MRI no contrast looks clear accept 7mm sinus polyp ENT said?

Having preassure in my forehead and above left eye sometimes radiates to the temple had an MRI no contrast looks clear accept 7mm sinus polyp ENT said?

Pressure v headache: Is it pressure or headache? Pressure is more likely from the sinuses/headache more likely a benign vascular thing. Either way, with a clean MRI I wouldn't worry about it. Treat with tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed. If gets worse or persists, go back to your doctor. Most headaches are uncomfortable, but benign (not dangerous). Did the ENT doc think the polyp could have anything to do with it? Good luck. ...Read more

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How permanently successful is surgery for sinus polyps?

How permanently successful is surgery for sinus polyps?

Polyps may grow back: You should evaluate your reasons for removal. Obstructing polyps may grow back, but if the polyps are symptomatic, removal can be worthwhile. Asymptomatic polyps may grow back and allergic symptoms may worsen after removal. ...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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Had sinus surgery in February & had polyps removed how long after should I start to feel a difference in my sinuses?

Had sinus surgery in February & had polyps removed how long after should I start to feel a difference in my sinuses?

After Sinus surgery: Often people feel improvement pretty quickly after sinus surgery, in a few weeks. Swelling after the surgery CAN last for months however. An ENT/plastics surgeon tells me some patients stay noticeably stuffy about nine months and then it seems to go down rather abruptly. It's also common to be infected post-operatively, and antibiotics may help. Irrigate with saline and keep follow up appointments ...Read more

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Had sinus surgery to remove polyps feb 2011. Since that time have had recurring late day headaches and cloudy head. Happens every day for 2 years, ?

Had sinus surgery to remove polyps feb 2011.  Since that time have had recurring late day headaches and cloudy head.  Happens every day for 2 years, ?

Sinus Headaches: You should be re-evaluated to determine the cause of your pain... There are solutions. Persistent infections, nerve damage, dental issues, allergies, fungal infection, tumors, eric., etc. See your ENT surgeon or seek another opinion... The more opinions the better i always say... ...Read more

Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more