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I just had sinus surgery and my head keeps on pounding a lot it won't stop what should I do my head keeps on pounding non stop everyday?

Talk to the surgeon. Explain your symptoms and concerns and follow their advice. Depending on how long post-op you are, it may be expected or it may be a complication. Read more...

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...

I'm having this intense pressure all over my head. Do I need to I'm having sinus surgery?

Head Pressure. It really depends. In order to "need sinus surgery, " you really need to have sinus infection or disease that cannot be successfully treated with medications. The pressure all over your head might not be sinus disease at all. You could have migraine headache or temporomandibular joint pain dysfunction. Read more...

Is image guided sinus surgery like having another CT scan of head/sinuses? Should one worry about commulative radiological exposure?

Yes and no. Image guided sinus surgery allows your surgeon to more accurately identify where they are working in an effort to reduce the chance of surgical injury and to assure that the sinus issues you suffer from are treated as effectively as possible. This does require additional radiation exposure for the scans, something that one should keep to a minimum. For many, benefits outweigh the risk. Read more...
Risk vs Benefit. Make sure there is good medical necessity before more tests using ionizing radiation. Image guided surgery uses a low dose ct. But, the risk of the current medical problem may easily outweigh the potential future risk. Almost all data is from nuclear incidents with much higher radiation in 1 large dose. It is difficult to calculate risk at low levels used in ct over months/yr. Read more...
Not definitively. A lot of image guided surgery relies on a scan you already had with no new radiation at surgery. So if that's the case you don't need to worry about radiation. If, on the other hand, there will be an intraoperative scan then yes, there is extra radiation. I would not see many cases that intraop scanning would be necessary for sinus surgery. That is more needed for tumor surgery. Read more...