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Sinusitis

Question
Posted by: | 2020/09/03

Q.

If chronic sinusitis doesn't cause pain, why am I constantly in pain?

Thank you for your reply to my query re: difference between chronic inflammation/sinusitis. I am just confused as I previously posted a question regarding the chronic pain I experience and your reply was that this was probably chronic sinusitis. I mentioned that i have headaches, toothache,earache. I also have post nasal drip constantly. There is also bleeding in the nasal cavity where the perforation is. I am planning on going back to GSH but am feeling rather frustrated as there is not a day I wake up feeling fine. Surely if the septum is deviated, it must cause obstruction which in turn causes pressure which causes pain. I have previously had a septoplasty and FESS. Your opinion would be appreciated.

Expert's Reply

A.

Sinusitis Expert
- 2020/09/10

If the pain is constant and severe then chronic sinusitis/deviated septum becomes less likely compared to other causes of headache and facial pain, like trigeminal neuralgia. It’s important to exclude sinusitis by means of a scope and a CT scan, especially if you’ve had previous surgery.

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