My daughter has a headache that has been nonstop for close to 2 months. She also has spells of dizziness. GP took a sinus x ray and it shows a cyst in her sinus which doctor says probably isn't cause of all this. Her headaches started top of head and now have move to mostly in her forehead. She is also getting very fatigued. Probably partially due to the constant pounding in her head and the anxiety over all this. Anyways, we finally have an apt with ENT Friday. After reading all these posts. I feel think there is a good chance that this cyst could be the culprit. She has tried all over counter pain meds which do nothing for the headache, been to eye doc and found no problems, had wisdom teeth removed, which needed to be done anyways. She has had several bouts of sickness this year which is unusual for her, colds, sinus issues, hoarseness and yet the GP wants to dismiss this cyst as being a cause. Says they are very common. I say "so what if they are, you found something so why not do something about it and see if it helps" but GP just seems to ignore me till today when I insisted and finally got ENT appt. Anyone have similar issues and any advice before apt with ENT?
Cysts are caused by infection, inflammatory reactions or blockage of normal flow of fluid. It causes pain or pressure on one side or both cheekbones, there may be associated nasal discharge or postnasal drip. Most retention cysts of the maxillary sinus may show spontaneous regression or no significant change in size over the long term. It may be possible in few cases that these cysts can enlarge and cause severe headache. Medical treatments in situations when a maxillary sinus cyst becomes infected or large consist mainly of courses of antibiotics and surgery. It is important to consult an ENT doctor for a proper assessment of condition and diagnosis. If you are not satisfied with your doctor’s opinion seek another opinion. Do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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