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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. Suzanne Galli
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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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How should a sphenoid sinus polyp be treated?

How should a sphenoid sinus polyp be treated?

Leave it alone: Usually a polyp in the sinus that isn't causing symptoms is left alone and doesn't require Rx. ...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

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I have two "small" sinus polyps of the each maxillary sinuses. When should I consider having surgery? What's the likelihood of recurrence?

See Immunologist: Nasal polyps should be evaluated for underlying potential causes (disease, medication effect, etc) and treated with medication or possibly even using procedures to decrease the activity of certain metabolic pathways; or by avoidance of contributing factors. An Allergist/Immunologist may be best equipped to perform this work-up. Polyps usually return after they have been removed surgically. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan which identified a nasal polyp on both sides and in the left frontal sinus. It's size is 22mm. How long can I wait with the surgery?

I had a CT scan which identified a nasal polyp on both sides and in the left frontal sinus. It's size is 22mm. How long can I wait with the surgery?

Can't examine you: Can't see your scan. Ask the professionals that know you best, your PCP or your ENT Specialist. Know that the longer you wait, the larger the neoplasm grows, the more it will erode surrounding tissues, the longer and harder the surgery and the post surgical recovery. ...Read more

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My CT scan report reveals polyp retention in left maxillary sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinuses,polyp measures 3*1.8 cm.Is surgery necessary?

Probably: Prior allergy history? Family history? Other illnesses. Sound like large polyps, unlikely malignant but may be! May need open surgery. ...Read more

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CT scan report reveals polyp retention on left maxillary sinus(3*1.5) and bilateral sphenoid sinuses.Doctor has asked for surgery,is surgery necessary?

Sinus polyp: Hello. A maxillary sinus polyp that is in the bottom of the sinus will not interfere with normal sinus drainage pathways. The question really is have you been treated with aggressive medical therapy. This month I treated a patient with sphenoid sinusitis which completely resolved. It may be worth seeing another ENT doctor for a second opinion ...Read more

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Chronic sinus issues for years. Polyps,opacification of mult sinus, etc. Three surgeries in ten years. After1 year of CPAP, all's clear. Huh?! How?!

Chronic sinus issues for years.  Polyps,opacification of mult sinus, etc. Three surgeries in ten years. After1 year of CPAP, all's clear. Huh?!  How?!

Better ventilation: Improved ventilation of sinuses from the positive pressure used during CPAP could be a possible explanation. Or perhaps the 3 surgeries that you have had are starting to have an effect on sinus drainage and allowing better clearance of secretions. ...Read more

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I have ear pressure bcz hyperpneumatised both frontal and maxillary sinuses.Mucosal polyp in both maxillary sinus, nasal septum deviation.Surgery need?

I have ear pressure bcz hyperpneumatised both frontal and maxillary sinuses.Mucosal polyp in both maxillary sinus, nasal septum deviation.Surgery need?

Sinusitis : Surgery is sometimes needed... See a rhinologist (an ENT sub-specialist) to sort out your options. In my practice around 15% of patients with your symptoms ultimately require surgery. Allergy , gerd , aspirin, sub-optimal medical treatment can all be to blame. If significant issues are not treated polyps can rapidly recur. I saw a patient who had undergone 63 surgeries for polyps - aspirin! ...Read more

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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