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Dr. James Chapman
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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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Can a pituitary adenoma cause head and ear pain along with pressure in the sinuses?

Can a pituitary adenoma cause head and ear pain along with pressure in the sinuses?

Pressure: The symptoms are not likely to be related to pituitary adenoma but because of the head and ear pain you MUST see your doctor immediately. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Safe for someone who has shunt for normal pressure hydrocephalus to get brain MRI for suspected pituitary adenoma? If no, is cat scan used instead?

Safe for someone who has shunt for normal pressure hydrocephalus to get brain MRI for  suspected pituitary adenoma? If no, is cat scan used instead?

Check with neurosurg: Check with the neurosurgeon as to the type of shunt in place. With normal pressure hydrocephalus, it is very common that the shunt is a programmable shunt that allows the neurosurgeon to change the amount of drainage with a special magnet. There are some that are MRI resistant and some that aren't(these need reprogramming soon after mri). If it is non-programmable, you don't need to adjust it. ...Read more

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Is it true that a pituitary adenoma is an actual tumor?

Is it true that a pituitary adenoma is an actual tumor?

Adenoma: The word "tumor" means "a lump". A "tumor" is not necessarily a cancer (which is a tumor that spreads). A pituitary adenoma is a tumor, but it is almost never a cancer. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve sinus pressure?

What can I do to relieve sinus pressure?

Decongestant: Decongestant pill or nose spray for a couple of days. Saline nasal spray or antihistamines may also help. ...Read more

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Can pituitary adenoma cause forgetfulness?

Can pituitary adenoma cause forgetfulness?

No: Memory loss is not a symptom of a pituitary adenoma. Even if a pituitary adenoma was causing abnormal production of certain hormones from the pituitary gland, memory loss would not result. ...Read more

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What can I do daily to ease sinus pressure?

What can I do daily to ease sinus pressure?

Sinus pressure: Hello, daily sinus pressure may point to an underlying blockage or narrowing of the sinus outflow tracts. I often recommend a 10 day course of ibuprophen with faring nasal spray for 5 days only. If you are able to take the ibuprophen, the anti-inflammatory properties will help reduce the swelling in these narrow drainage pathways. Saline nasal spray may also help. ...Read more

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What's the best method for relieving sinus pressure?

What's the best method for relieving sinus pressure?

First, diagnosis: How do you know you have sinus pressure? Is the pressure under the eyes, between the eyes or above the eyes or in the middle of the head? Correct diagnosis comes first and if there is nasal discharge that is yellow, it can be cultured and an appropriate antibiotic given. The gold standard of diagnosis of sinusitis is a cat scan. My emphasis is on getting a diagnosis before treatment. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure be the cause of my vocal nasality?

Can sinus pressure be the cause of my vocal nasality?

Hyponasal speech...: can be due to nasal and sinus congestion. Swelling inside the nose due to the common cold or allergies or even a sinus infection can lead to less air flow through the nose resulting in a nasal voice (hyponasal) as if you're speaking while holding your nose shut. Sinus pressure can also be due some of the above causes, so yes you may have both symptoms as a result of nasal congestion. ...Read more

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How come i get sinus pressure really bad all the time?

How come i get sinus pressure really bad all the time?

Allergies: You probably have allergies. Other possibilities include a sinus infection or even a dental infection in an upper tooth that causes sinus pain. I recommend that you see an allergist. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to alleviate sinus pressure?

What are some natural ways to alleviate sinus pressure?

Saline rinses: Washing your nose with salt solution is a very effective way to help clear a nasal or sinus infection or pressure more quickly. Drinking plenty of fluids will also thin the mucus to improve symptoms as well. ...Read more

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What is the cure for permanent headaches from pituitary adenoma?

What is the cure for permanent headaches from pituitary adenoma?

Surgery: If the pituitary adenoma is actually the cause of the headache (which often occurs in gh-secreting tumors), then surgical removal (by an experienced neurosurgeon) would be reasonable. ...Read more

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Does sinus pressure always come with congestion?

Does sinus pressure always come with congestion?

Not necessarily: If you are having an acute episode of sinusitis, a viral upper respiratory tract infection, or allergies, you may have nasal congestion and sinus pressure. You can get sinus pressure without the nasal symptoms if you have a chronic infection or blockage with changes in pressure. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of sinus pressure?

How do I get rid of sinus pressure?

Relieving sinus: pressure can often be challenging. An oral decongestant like sudafed may help some,but should not be used for more than 4-5 days in a row or rebound congestion can occur. Neti pot or other sinus rinse can be helpful, and daily nasal steroid spray can also help. Warm compresses applied over the affected sinuses,massaging and a gentle pumping action with fingerpads over the affected sinuses may help ...Read more

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What should I do for dry sinuses and sinus pressure?

What should I do for dry sinuses and sinus pressure?

Sinus pressure: The most effective and least invasive method for sinus care is the neil med squeeze bottle. Use one packet of salt in warm water -- bottled, not tap! -- and follow the instructions. This will moisturize your sinuses as well as clean them out. You can use it up to 4-5 times per day. There are also moisturizing prescription nasal sprays. Consult ENT if you have persistent infections. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure affect your eyes?

Can sinus pressure affect your eyes?

Rarely: Although the eyes can feel "full" or heavy if you have sinus pressure, sinusitis rarely causes eye issues. If there is a true sinus infection that is left untreated, it can spread to the eye socket and lead to serious problems, but as long as it is being treated there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Will neti pot help frontal sinus pressure?

No generally not. : Frontal sinus pressure can be due to allergies, sinusitis, or more commonly migraine variants. Try decongestant to see if pressure improves. ...Read more

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How can I relieve sinus pressure, especially under the eyes?

How can I relieve sinus pressure, especially under the eyes?

Get steamed: Sinus pressure under the eyes are common and can be relieved with steam from tea kettle, sauna and use of antihistamine sprays and or tablets to shrink nasal passages and steam to relieve congestion all important to get the pressure sensation to go away. ...Read more

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Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes?

Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes?

Sinus swelling: Runny, stuffy, congested nose with pressure behind the eyes, and sometimes post nasal discharge are suggestive of chronic rhinitis. Appropriate evaluation by ear nose and throat specialist and or allergist will be helpful. Medicines to help symptoms and possible immunotherapy (allergy injections) , if indicated, will be helpful. Humidity changes can affect the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain = discomfort in cavities in the head & face. This may be due to congestion or infection of the sinuses. See this article ...Read more


Dr. Soren Singel
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Pituitary Adenoma (Definition)

Benign growth on the pituitary ...Read more