Maxillary sinus cyst!

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Is there anybody else on here that has a maxillary sinus cyst and symptoms? I suffer with terrible headaches and facial pain, ear pain to name a few, but my ENT doctor thinks that the cyst is most definitely not the cause of my symptoms!! It's a long story but I can't begin to tell you how frustrating it is! Not being believed. I am in the U.K. and wondered if there was anyone else in the same situation? If you had it removed, what were the circumstances and who was your ENT surgeon?

Thanks in advance 😊

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    Hi Pheeb, I'm from Wales, I'm waiting for an operation because I have an obstructed maxillary infundibulum. I've got nasal pressure and I feel it pulsating, I sometimes feel nauseous. A few months ago my eyes were bloodshot for 5 days and since then I have eye floaters, I had an eye test and everything came back normal. Sometimes the pressure feeling I get is mesmerising, I've also started to get neck soreness as well.

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      I know the headache pressure feeling all too well. It makes you feel dizzy and out of it sometimes.

      I feel for you. X

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      Hi again, so far I don't suffer the dizziness but I also have persistent post nasal drip. My nose itself is ok it's like all the mucus is produced behind it, good luck to you also x

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    Hi Pheeb, I have an appointment on tues 14 to get a biopsy done on something behind my nose which showed up on an MRI I got done for a pulsating left ear I'm hoping it is a cyst and nothing more sinister, I suffer from allergies and have a deviated septum, how did u find out you had a cyst and what symptoms did u have xx

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      Hi Magi

      I had headaches for years and they finally did an MRI scan. It showed the maxillary sinus cyst in my left side and also I have a condition called Chiari Malformation. I had brain surgery last august for the Chiari but I firmly believe that some of my headaches which are more pressure related, and the facial pain is down to the cyst. I also have dizziness, sore throat, a constant post nasal drip, eye pain. All pressure on left side and that's exactly where my cyst is. It takes up more than half of the cavity!!

      I am sure yours will be a cyst. They are quite common apparently and normally benign too. Please keep us posted with how you get on darlin. I'm here if you want to chat. Xxx

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      Thanks Pheeb x I definitely will Iv been googling so much lately related to this problem I'm so glad I came across this forum, as I write this my nose is constantly running my eyes are watering I pray I get it sorted when I go up next tues xx

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      I'm sure it'll be something like a cyst. I'd imagine you've had tests done for allergies etc?

      It took me 4 years to get a diagnosis for my Chiari Malformation and now I feel I have another battle on my hands with ENT. I'll be thinking of you on Tuesday. Please do let me know how it goes. Sending you a virtual hug 🤗 xxx

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      Also Magi...a constantly running nose could be a CSF leak. Have they looked into that? The way to test this is with brown paper (like from a paper bag). Just normal mucus from your nose (snot) will be sticky but CSF is more like water. Google CSF leaks and how to test it. I'm not saying this to worry you, but more as a test you can do yourself.

      Please know I'm here if you need to chat. Xxx

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      I will do that Pheeb, and as for the allergy iv never been tested my gp said it's environmental they just gave me antihistamines, I'm going to look into everything and see what's happening I'm been too leaniant towards getting it sorted x

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      HI Magi!! Just wanted to drop you. Line and see how you’re doing? X
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    I forgot to say I'm from Ireland and I also would have ear and throat pain in the left side when I swallow

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      Magi....just wanted to drop you a line and see how you’re doing? Xx
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    I have a cyst in my left maxillary sinus cavity too. My family doctor seems to think that it's no big deal, and that it's too small to cause symptoms. Good thing I'm not going through him to deal with it. I go to the ENT that found it, and he said he could pluck it out when he does surgery for a deviated septum.

    I get headaches on the left side of my head, and swelling of the left cheek. I also think all of the extra pressure is somehow affecting the left side of my throat. I'm also getting sinus and/or throat infections every couple of months, but I still feel bad in between the bouts of infections. The only thing that helps temporarily is a heating pad.

    For what I've read, most of the time these cysts are found accidentally, and typically cause no symptoms. That might be true for some, but definitely not for all. Between the cyst and the doctor's beliefs, it's all so frustrating.

    I'm in the US, but figured I'd let you know that you're not alone in this craziness, and I can completely relate to what you're going through. I hope you can find a better ENT soon, and get some relief.

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      Wow, I could have written that myself Kim!

      I've been having symptoms for 4 years now and they just keep telling me that a cyst doesn't cause symptoms. I'm going to try and find some medical papers or studies which suggest otherwise, and take it to my next appointment. I just hope they listen and give me the benefit of the doubt. I could actually cry right now, I'm that frustrated with it all.

      I'm sorry you're going through this too! Let's hope you get some relief once they operate on your deviated septum and whoop that cyst out too! Keep me posted darlin if you can or want to. I do appreciate your reply as everyone just thinks I'm crazy. Xx

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      Hi lovely! Just wondered how you were doing? Have you seen your ENT yet? xx


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