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What does " sinus disease" mean?

What does " sinus disease" mean?

Paranasal Sinuses: The paranasal sinuses, or simply - sinuses - are cavities within the bones of your skull that lighten the skull and allow air and sound to resonate. The sinuses also naturally function to clean particles and filter air.
Sinus disease indicates an abnormality in these normal/natural processes. Most commonly, there can be an anatomical or structural blockage, allergy, inflammation... ...Read more

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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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What is meant by minimal sinus disease?

What is meant by minimal sinus disease?

Minimal sinusitis: Hello. Great question. Minimal sinus disease to one may be significant to another! We need to all be on the same page. Minimal disease doesn't discard the patient's suffering with this disorder but it usually refers to the CT findings of your sinuses. This is usually minor thickening of the lining within the sinus cavity. ...Read more

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My sinus is messed up what does it mean when thick rubbery tough yucky stuff comes out? It looks and feels like tissue

My sinus is messed up what does it mean when thick rubbery tough yucky stuff comes out? It looks and feels like tissue

Sinusitis: Sinusitis can start with allergies, viral, bacterial, or rarely other types of infections. Dead white blood cells, mucus, and other matter accumulates in the sinuses, and can cause discomfort and a risk of more infection. Drainage is important. Drinking lots of fluids, using a humidifier, and using saline nasal spray or a neti pot can help flush out sinuses. See a provider for fever, more pain. ...Read more

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I just got a diagnosis that I have an extra pair of sinus cavities. What does this mean?

I just got a diagnosis that I have an extra pair of sinus cavities. What does this mean?

No problem: Sinusses vary in shapes and sized from person to person, so it means nothing and is of not clinical significance. ...Read more

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She can't understand in layman's language what...Sinus rythm with 1st. Degree A/V block means?

She can't understand in layman's language what...Sinus rythm with 1st. Degree A/V block means?

First Degree: Atrioventricular block can be diagnosed used an EKG. It means that the electrical impulses going from the atria (smaller heart chambers) through the atrioventricular node to the ventricles (larger heart chambers) are slower than normal. ...Read more

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What does sinus rythum suggest anteroseptal mi mean on a stress test?

Ecg: It is a reading of the echo pattern. You should discuss the test and the ecg with your doc regarding how it pertains to you specifically. ...Read more

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What does the medical term "cobblestoning" mean in regards to sinus problems?

What does the medical term "cobblestoning" mean in regards to sinus problems?

Cobblestoning: Hello. The term cobblestoning refers to the appearance of the lining in the back of the throat. A normal pattern of lymphatic tissue that lines the posterior wall of the oropharynx. Sinus drainage may activate this tissue causing redness and swelling. ...Read more

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Diagnosis Information 800:Sinus Rhythm, 401: Short PR Interval. What does it mean?

Diagnosis Information 800:Sinus Rhythm, 401: Short PR Interval. What does it mean?

Few Possibilities: Sinus rhythm means that your heart is beating in a normal rhythm and pace. A short PR interval is the decreased distance between two of the waves on an EKG reading of your heartbeat. It can be caused by Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome, a junctional rhythm, Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome, high blood pressure, or a normal variant. Talk to your doc about these possibilities for explanations. ...Read more

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What does sinus rhythm nd early repolarization pattern in 12 leads mean? Can some explain it me well, please? Help and thanks!

In 400 characters...: Sinus rhythm=normal electrical discharge of cardiac muscle from sinus node in right atrium. Repolarization=cells return to rest after electrical discharge. Early Repolarization=some regions going to resting phase earlier than others. May be harmless in young people or athletes—it appears as upward sloping elevations of the ECG more to the front of the heart. Controversial whether this is harmless. ...Read more

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Pilonidal sinus wound was nearly healed perfectly. Beneath the original wound, a small hole have opened today. Could this mean something super bad?

Pilonidal sinus wound was nearly healed perfectly. Beneath the original wound, a small hole have opened today. Could this mean something super bad?

No it does not: NO it does not
the healing start from the bottom up.
it is a very difficult area to heal.
keep up with the wound care.
that is very natural. ...Read more

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What would mucosal thickening in the maxillary sinus mean?

What would mucosal thickening in the maxillary sinus mean?

Inflammation: In most cases this phrase is used to describe some level of sinus inflammation. Make sure you discuss your specific case with your treating physician. ...Read more

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What does near complete opacification of sphenoid sinus mean?

What does near complete opacification of sphenoid sinus mean?

Sphenoid Sinus: Near complete opacification of sphenoid sinus means that there is material such as blood or mucus that is filling the sinus. ...Read more

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What does sinus rhythm anterolateral st elevation early repolarization means? Age 22

Normal variant: A simple test such as a stress echo would confirm but most likely its just your normal baseline. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I get sinus headaches (moderate to severe) whenever really bad thunderstorms roll in?

Change: In barometric pressure can cause sinus issues. Talk to your doctor about different treatment options ...Read more

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What does T Axis 27, Sinus Rhythm -RSR (V1)mean? The rest was normal. I had several episodes of almost blacking out with feeling of heaviness.

Consult cardiologist: Sorry but This is not an appropriate telemedicine query. Someone who has examined you and gotten your history and review the EKG should discuss with you. ...Read more

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Can a retention cyst in the max sinus. Amuse unilateral ptopsis? Moderate thickening of several of the ethmoid cells?? What does this all mean.

Can a retention cyst in the max sinus. Amuse unilateral ptopsis? Moderate thickening of several of the ethmoid cells?? What does this all mean.

Possibly: Sounds as though you've had a study to evaluate this and so clearly the doctor who ordered the study should be answering your questions. Any of us would only be guessing on this small fragment of information. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can this mean I have a sinus infection?

Can this mean I have a sinus infection?

Can what mean you: Have a sinus infection. Symptoms from sinusitis may include: headache and tenderness / pain near forehead, eyes, cheeks or nose. There may be yellow/ green discharge nasal discharge. Fever, fatigue, earache ; nasal congestion are common. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ECG report says 'sinus rhythm r-s transition zone in v leads displaced to the right. What does it mean?

Clockwise: It means that when you were born, your heart was rotated just a little tiny bit counter-clockwise in your chest. It has NO clinical significance. Doctors report it to prove that they were awake when they were reading EKGs. Forget it! ...Read more

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My ECG had a comment of sinus rhythm r-s transition in leads IV displaced to the right otherwise normal pulse 97 what does it mean, I am 22 f?

Ecg: The finding you describe doesn't have any direct abnormal meaning. It can be related to lead positioning but on occassion can be related some abnormalities of the heart. The most general situation however is that it isn't of much significance. Ask your dr. About it. ...Read more

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Can green snot mean sinus infection?

Can green snot mean sinus infection?

Not necessarily: Green colored nasal secretions makes a lot of people sure they have a bacterial infection, but it isn't always so. Generally a bacterial sinus infection (one that needs antibiotics) is also accompanied with pain, pressure, swelling, congestion, dental pain, headache and/or fever. Otherwise it's more likely you're dealing with allergies or viral upper respiratory infections (colds). ...Read more

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What does it mean left frontal sinus is hypoplastic?

Hypoplastic sinus: It just means that your sinus is small. It usually does not cause a problem. ...Read more

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What does sinus bradycardia" and "short pr interval" mean?

What does sinus bradycardia" and "short pr interval" mean?

Slow heart rate: This describes findings on the ekg describing an slower than expected heart rate. ...Read more

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What does mild opacification of the right maxillary sinus mean?

What does mild opacification of the right maxillary sinus mean?

Early problem signs: A sinus on x-ray should appear black, . Opacification will appear white or grey. This could be fluid, polyps or inflammation of the the mucosal membrane. See your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What does extensive opacification of the right maxillary sinus mean?

What does extensive opacification of the right maxillary sinus mean?

Opacification: On a radiograph means that something that is normally lucent (dark on x-ray because it lacks density) has some level of radio-opaqueness.

This opacification can be due to fluid & mucus from sinusitis, blood from surgery or injury, bone grafting from sinus lifts, to cysts & other masses - benign and malignant.

That finding needs to be correlated with any current or recent symptoms, illnesses, etc. ...Read more

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Focal small polypoidal mucosal thickening in right maxillary sinus What does it means?

Focal small polypoidal mucosal thickening in right maxillary sinus What does it means?

Depends: Based on a CT scan that description usually means inflammation in the floor of the right maxillary sinus. If during a common viral cold this may be normal. If chronic it could mean mild chronic sinusitis. Depending on your anatomy sometimes this may be related to a dental infection or process. This may also be a completely incidental finding. ...Read more