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Old 07-09-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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Nasal endocopy?

Hello, I had CT scan of sinus a year ago, and doctor said it looked fine and nothing to worry about, i've always had sensitive allergy to dust and started allergy shots after but have felt not felt any relief, anti histamines also haven't worked, neither has the neilmed wash or steroid spray( feels like sinus is to blocked for it to even take effect), Avoiding trigger doesnt even help, which makes me think something is physically wrong as it feels like something is chronically blocked or swollen between eye/forehead area, recent allergy tests again have still just revealed dust allergy, neither ent, allergist or local doctor has suggested endoscopic exam should i enquire about one, could it reveal any different findings than CT scan?

 
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Re: Nasal endocopy?

You may want to see if you have a deviated septum. That can cause all your symptoms and I speak of experience.

 
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You may want to see if you have a deviated septum. That can cause all your symptoms and I speak of experience.
Thanks, I definitely have a bad mite allergy, its just that no medical intervention has helped, and i feel like something physical is also contributing significantly to my discomfort as symptoms are persistant and my sinus wont drain at all, when the ent was looking at my nose with a torch he said ive a deviated septum but just sent me the allergist after CT scan was performed, should i follow him up on the deviated septum remark?

 
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Re: Nasal endocopy?

Absolutely you should follow up on this!

 
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Re: Nasal endocopy?

ABSOLUTELY!!! I think you will find a great deal of relief once this is taken care of because a deviated septum can cause you all sorts of misery. I could not think; was having headaches and the list goes on and on. Once it was taken care of, it made all the difference in the world. When the septum is deviated, it is blocking stuff up in your head. If I were you, I am not too sure I would stay with the ear/nose and throat man simply because he should have picked up on this and from what I read, he tried to brush you off by sending you to an allergist. Good luck and please keep me posted because I know what misery you are going through.

 
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Re: Nasal endocopy?

You should definitely follow up with him. If the ENT diagnosed a deviated septum and didn't want to pursue it further it is probably because he thinks it isn't bad enough to cause the problems you're having. Just give him the allergist results and let him know you/he need to pursue it further.
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Re: Nasal endocopy?

Thanks for all the help people, one side of my nose always feels blocked along with sinus pressure almost like im having a permanent allergy reaction or something hard to decribe it, always tired feeling that no amount of sleep can fix and problems focusing/ concentrating, and very poor sense of smell. Cant understand how he diagnosed deviated septum when i visited him, then ordered a cat scan. He sent me a letter saying my sinus was clear from scan and sent me to allergist, is this normal? I feel like im not getting to the true root of my problem, yet im dishing out more and more money. Would correcting the devited septum also help with the effectiveness of the allergy shots?

 
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Re: Nasal endocopy?

If my memory serves me correctly, when I went to the ear/nose and throat man, he did not have to do a scan; all he had to do was look in my nose, but I had my surgery a number of years ago. I think I had had a cat scan done some place else and got a clean report, which made me wonder, later on, what was the sense in having it done. Personally, I think this man is giving you the run around. He is a specialist in this field and should have picked up on the fact that maybe your septum is deviated. I also receive allergy injections and do think that having the deviated septum take care of helped a great deal. There are doctors and then there are doctors!! I went through much frustration before I go to the root of the problem, so hang in there!

 
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Re: Nasal endocopy?

Having your deviated septum repaired will not help your allergies. It will help the sinuses drain properly and thereby eliminate headaches, stuffiness, etc caused by the blockage. So perhaps he was looking at getting the allergies under control first and then repairing the structural issue later. That's what happened with me - and that I needed to be older to have the surgery (I was 12 at the time).

 
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Re: Nasal endocopy?

Deviated septum is an easy diagnoses they can tell just from examining it. It is perfectly normal to have a deviated septum that causes no sinus problems at all. Giving him the benefit of the doubt, I think he ordered the scan simply because the deviated septum wasn't sufficient to cause your symptoms. That doesn't necessarily mean the scan will be conclusive, but it doesn't generally benefit the ENT financially to order a scan. They do that for diagnostic reasons and sometimes to cover themselves from liability for a wrong diagnoses. For them it is generally an easy thing to tell whether a deviated septum is sufficient to cause other problems--that's basic. An allergist, imo, is the next logical step if there is no inherent or structural problem with the sinuses themselves.
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Deviated septum is an easy diagnoses they can tell just from examining it. It is perfectly normal to have a deviated septum that causes no sinus problems at all. Giving him the benefit of the doubt, I think he ordered the scan simply because the deviated septum wasn't sufficient to cause your symptoms. That doesn't necessarily mean the scan will be conclusive, but it doesn't generally benefit the ENT financially to order a scan. They do that for diagnostic reasons and sometimes to cover themselves from liability for a wrong diagnoses. For them it is generally an easy thing to tell whether a deviated septum is sufficient to cause other problems--that's basic. An allergist, imo, is the next logical step if there is no inherent or structural problem with the sinuses themselves.
Hi, ive been receiving treatment from the allergist for a while now and it hasn't really helped me, i feel as though years of inflammation from allergies has caused chronic damage to my nose/sinus area and that i am in need of some form of surgical intervention as I always find myself breathing through my mouth, avoiding the allergens in question and taking allergy treatment has made no difference. Whenever i use the nasal wash, the water barely flows out the other nostril and i'm generally more congested afterwards.

 
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. Whenever i use the nasal wash, the water barely flows out the other nostril and i'm generally more congested afterwards.
This is a sign of an obstruction. Go see an ENT about surgery.

 
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Re: Nasal endocopy?

Ye ill book an appointment with an ent, maybe a different one this time for a second opinion and get the endoscope done, i've always gotten the allergies and definitely feel like it has caused some type of obstruction, hence all the new symptoms such as sinus pressure, and constant tiredness and something just not feeling right. The fact that my doctors know that i suffer from allergies means that it is an incentive for them to send me away and dismiss my problems as allergies all the time.

 
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Re: Nasal endocopy?

Well, your problem is your allergies but complete control of them is muddled by the deviated septum.

 
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