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Sinus Pressure And Pituitary Adenoma
Can a pituitary adenoma that puts pressure on the eye nerve be triggered by an airport security eye scan?
No: No; these are slow growing benign tumors not related to radiation exposures. ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gravity: Gravity accounts for many of the increase symptoms with normal maladies. ...Read more
Not at all!: Changes in humidity and barometric pressure can affect the way your sinus drain. Also some molds and other allergens may be more active with weather changes. ...Read more
Sinus congestion: Sinus congestion is usually felt in the forehead or cheeks. Do you have associated nasal congestion or nasal mucus? If so, irrigate your nasal canals with warm salt water to promote drainage. Perhaps you would be better off being evaluated by an otolaryngologist to see if there truly is a sinus problem rather than symptoms due to eye strain or muscle contraction tension type discomfort. ...Read more
Fast: Should be rapid. Within a day or so. If not, communicate with ENT doc ...Read more
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