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Anyone Know of Things that Could Mimic Sinusitis on MRI?

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by cman89, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. cman89

    cman89 Senior Member

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    Is anyone aware of neural issues that could potentially be misread or suggested to be chronic sinusitis on an MRI? (This is actually the only diagnostic test I have had come back with any clues in the 3 years I have been investigating)
     
  2. osisposis

    osisposis Senior Member

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    not sure I understand your question, could be some secondary effects radiate out that way but I don't think they could be anywhere close to primary affects of say chronic chemical's,voc's, or mold exposure that can cause chronic sinusitis or chronic rhinosinusitis and beyond>brain (olfactory,amygdala,frontal lobes,dura of the myelin sleath,limbic ect.) I don't think any possible secondary affects could get you a diagnoses of chronic sinusitis.

    I should add bacteria and viruses to the exposure list.
     
  3. cman89

    cman89 Senior Member

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    The diagnosis was rather a shot in the dark by my Primary MD, and since Augmentin helped, I rolled with it. I had suspected a Lyme type infection, so I just wanted an ABX of any sort. That being said, activity at that area could also explain neural activation during symptom flare up, which is what is happening with me now. Of course, I am not a Radiologist, and I have no idea what the diagnostic radiologist noticed on MRI. He could have been in error...
     
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  4. osisposis

    osisposis Senior Member

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    maybe secondary effects can be stronger than I realized, ? if you have chronic sinusitis from some kind of environmental exposure one way to tell would be to do a deep sinus washing and see if it gives you any temporary relief, however if your still exposed to whatever it well be very temporary relief, I'd say have your doctor do it but I don't know what his office is like, I've been to some that just wiped me out, like new buildings with closed windows and all the new carpet and other man made materials still offgassing chemicals like crazy.



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  5. TrixieStix

    TrixieStix Senior Member

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    I recently figured out I have chronic sinusitis and t was not aware of it. I recently had a brain and spine MRI and it showed a mucous retention cyst in my left sinus. I then learned that these are caused by chronic sinus issues. My primary doctor and I discussed it and he told me to use a Neti Pot twice daily for 2 weeks then every other day or so to maintain. And that if I do so, clear up the sinusitis, and then stop using the Neti Pot the sinusitis will likely return. So it will have to become a permanent part of my routine.
     
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    cman89 Senior Member

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    I use a neti pot with garlic infusion. Its wonderful
     
  7. cman89

    cman89 Senior Member

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    Ever since I had that MRI, Ive felt that something in that imaging is the key to what keeps happening with me, but not sure how to tie it all in there....
     

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