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What can cause massive post nasal drip causing pneumonia when an X-ray shows sinuses clear?

What can cause massive post nasal drip causing pneumonia when an X-ray shows sinuses clear?

See an ENT: Imaging studies of the sinuses may not always reflect what is present. Even ct scans need to be appropriately directed. This seems to be a serious problem and you should be seen by an experienced ENT specialist. ...Read more

Sinuses (Definition)

Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more


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Had x ray on sinuses . report says this . minimal mucosal thicken of the frontal and ethmoid air calls. What does that mean. Should I see a ENT doc?

Had x ray  on sinuses . report says this . minimal mucosal thicken of the frontal and ethmoid air calls. What does that mean. Should I see a ENT doc?

Mild sinus disease: Minimal mucosal thickening of paranasal sinuses is usually not a serious problem and a lot of people can have this finding. When total opacification and/or fluid levels in sinuses findings are more serious and may indicate infection. Thickening is usually related to allergies. ...Read more

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X ray showed swollen sinuses also get lot of sinus headaches .just started allergy shots on my second week will they help ?

X ray showed swollen sinuses also get lot of sinus headaches .just started allergy shots on my second week will they help ?

Yes but: If recurrent sinus issues are caused or worsened by allergies, then allergy shots will definitely help. However, it takes a while for them to work. You should continue taking your allergy and sinus medications while on shots. I would give the shots at least a few months to see a difference ...Read more

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Too much radiation? Recently, i had a cat scan of my sinuses and a chest x-ray. They are thinking about getting a cat scan of my brain. But to my understanding that's a lot of radiation in a short amount of time. How long are you supposed to wait until th

Too much radiation? Recently, i had a cat scan of my sinuses and a chest x-ray.
They are thinking about getting a cat scan of my brain. But to my understanding that's a lot of radiation in a short amount of time. How long are you supposed to wait until th

The : The amount of radiation from ct is certainly higher than from traditional plain film xrays, and you're right to wonder about the risk. However, there are a couple of important issues to consider. First of all, if there's a clinical problem that needs to be sorted out, and if ct is the best way to do that, then the amount of radiation from one additional study is probably not worth worrying about: you're far better off getting a diagnosis that leads to treatment than missing that diagnosis because the full evaluation was not completed. Secondly, you should know that the risk of radiation from cts (and other sources) have to be looked at in both short term and long term perspectives. Without getting too involved in physics, the message is this: a lot of xrays in a short period of time can cause short-term injuries like skin burns and hair loss, whereas a large number of xrays over a lifetime may increase the risk of cancer. It's very unlikely that another ct scan (or even several) right now would cause a skin injury--that's much more likely with image-guided procedures like coronary angiography. On the other hand, your risk of developing cancer from ct imaging (though very small) is the same whether the cts are done all at once or spread out over several years. What it boils down to is this: if your doctor has a specific concern and needs more imaging to make a diagnosis, then getting another ct is probably a good idea. Waiting a while won't make any real difference, except perhaps to delay your treatment. If, on the other hand, he or she is just "covering the bases, " then it may not be worthwhile. You might ask your doctor what, specifically, he or she is looking for and why he or she can't use other tests. ...Read more

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What does accentuated Bronchovascular Markings - central mediastinum - clear costophrenic sinsues means in chest X-ray report ?

What does accentuated Bronchovascular Markings - central mediastinum - clear costophrenic  sinsues means in chest X-ray report ?

Many different thing: Those markings at the biotin of the chest often represent blood vessels. When they are larger or better seen they could be due to bronchitis or early pneumonia amount others. Depends on why you had the chest X-ray in the first place. And these markings can be prominent in those who smoke. So talk to your doctor and see if they are related to anything they were looking for ...Read more

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What would cause you to have a thick clear to white mucus in your throat if sinuses and chest x-rays are normal.Only happens after eating, laying dwn?

What would cause you to have a thick clear to white mucus in your throat if sinuses and chest x-rays are normal.Only happens after eating, laying dwn?

Look at diet: Certain foods in your diet can produce phlegm, which is basically mucus. Sweet foods, chocolates, desserts, breads, pasta, anything with gluten, can do this. So you may need a clinical nutritionist to intervene, and help you. Also, not having enough hydration can potentially cause it. Work with your doctor to address this, and you'll be satisfied. ...Read more

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Am experiencing chronic sinusitis....What's the proper treatment ?X-ray photo and para nasal sinuses X-ray diagnosis notes are in my profile.

Am experiencing chronic sinusitis....What's the proper treatment ?X-ray photo and para nasal sinuses X-ray diagnosis notes are in my profile.

See an ENT doctor: The appropriate treatment will depend on the causative agents, the degree of damage to outflow tracts and other anatomical abnormalities. This can only be determined with a face to face encounter with an expert in this field. Do not try and diagnose yourself. Good luck in resolving this. Can be very difficult. ...Read more

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My xray said all 4 sinuses hazy-pansinusitis. Is it some different form of sinusitis? Can ibd cause chronic sinus problems?

My xray said all 4 sinuses hazy-pansinusitis. Is it some different form of sinusitis? Can ibd cause chronic sinus problems?

Effects all sinuses: This is not likely related to your ibd but may be associated or aggravated by immunosuppressive therapy. This may require treatment with decongesting or irrigation or drainage. ...Read more

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I've been spitting up blood for about a week now. I went to the er last night, chest xray came back normal . Doc said it could be sinuses. I'm 19?

I've been spitting up blood for about a week now. I went to the er last night, chest xray came back normal . Doc said it could be sinuses. I'm 19?

More exams: I think based upon just an xray I'm not sure that's just the end of the story.Did the ER doc actually visualize blood in your sinuses/nose/ears/throat to back that theory up?If so,then he/she might be right.But if not,who's to say it's not coming from your esophagus or your stomach?It's possible an upper endoscopy is needed to see what's going on down there if no blood can be found in your sinuses ...Read more