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Old 03-30-2002, 06:30 AM   #1
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Post nasal bone spurs

I have had terrible sinus problems for several years. My Primary care doctor sent me to an ENT and he found that I have several bone spurs in my nasal passages. To make a long story short..he sent me for a CT scan and it did not show any fluid in my sinuses, so he insisits that I am not having sinus headaches. He actually had his secretary tell me (after several messages that he did not return) that I needed to go back to my regular dr because its not sinus related. I have no doubt that my headaches are sinus related. I can feel the pressure in my forhead and behind my eyes, my ears feel like they are full of fluid. When I apply heat, they drain, and I start to feel better. I have done research and bone spurs can cause severe sinus headaches and sinus related problems. I guess I am confused by the specialist attitude, and unwillingness to even return my calls...

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Old 04-01-2002, 09:27 AM   #2
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Hi there,
Sorry to hear that you are not doing/feeling well. Can I ask you, what are bone spurs? I too get bad headaches, and I had a cyst operated on two years ago that was in my sinus. Since then, I continue to have headaches which are mildly relieved by advil or sometimes migrane medication. What are your headaches like? How frequent do you get them?

Old 04-01-2002, 01:58 PM   #3
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From what I have been told, bone spurs are little pieces of bone that have seperated from your cartlidge in your nose. When the ent found mine he had put cotton that had a substance to open up my nasal passages in my nose, and then he could look up and actually see them. He pushed on them to see if they caused pain, and it was VERY painful! I had been having headaches about once a month, but for the past few months, I have been having them on a weekly basis. I never did get any answers from the ENT and plan to return to my primary care doctor. I started doing research and found that spurs are often found in people who have chronic sinus problems (despite the ENT insistance that I am not having sinus problems, and that spurs have nothing to do with sinuses). My headahces seemed centered around my forehead, and sometimes under my eyes, and the back of my head. Once my sinuses start to drain I feel instant relief!

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