Get E-Book on COVID-19

Q. I have throbbing pain around nasal bone with headache and visual disturbance. Please interpret my MRI.

Answered by
Dr. Rohan S. Navelkar
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 12, 2020 and last reviewed on: Sep 03, 2020

Hello doctor,

I have six weeks of ongoing problem with throbbing pain around the nasal bone, headache at the top of my head and visual disturbances. MRI showed air bubble in the sphenoid sinus. What should be my next step now?

I had a sudden onset, nasal pain accompanied with visual problems (not clear vision). I consulted an eye clinic, according to them, it is a systematic problem. I have tinnitus as well that started suddenly around the same time as my nasal pain.

Dr. Rohan S. Navelkar

Otolaryngology (E.N.T)
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Considering that it is a sudden onset, it seems like something you should not ignore.

It seems like you are suffering from a complication of chronic sinusitis. Pain near the nasal bone and headache are symptoms of sinusitis. Since the nerve that supplies the eye passes near the sphenoid sinus and the other sinuses are in the proximity of the eye, any infection in them can spread to the orbit and cause symptoms. This however should have been seen partially on an MRI.

What you need to do next is get a CT (computerized tomography) scan of the nose and paranasal sinuses done. This will show the extent of the sinus infection as well as the bony landmarks and spread into the orbit. This cannot be seen clearly on an MRI.

If it shows spread is the cause of the blurring of vision, you will have to get operated to clear the sinuses and prevent further damage. If sinuses are clear, then other causes have to be ruled out for the visual problem. Also, get your blood sugar done, since diabetes is another reason for blurring of vision.


The Probable causes:

Sinusitis complication.

Investigations to be done:

CT scan nose and paranasal sinuses. Blood sugar (random).


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Related Questions:
HGH - The Human Growth Regulator
Is headache a side-effect of Nevanac ophthalmic suspension?
Can seizures be related to chronic sinusitis?
 

This is a sponsored Ad. icliniq or icliniq doctors do not endorse the content in the Ad.

Consult by PhoneConsult by Phone Video ChatVideo Chat
Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Related Questions & Answers


Can chronic sinusitis lead to asthma?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old male with chronic sinusitis. I was exposed to lead and asbestos while serving in the shipyards about 20 years ago. I now draw disability for chronic sinusitis. Recently, my episodes have been turning into bronchitis and even pneumonia more and more frequently. Just ...  Read Full »

Worst Headache Ever? It Could be Brain Aneurysm!!

Article Overview: A ruptured brain aneurysm is a potentially fatal condition that needs emergency care. This article helps you understand this condition and educates you regarding your treatment options. Read Article


Dr. Saurabh Joshi
Neurologist

This is a medical condition in which one of the arteries of the brain develops a weakened area that balloons out, like an inflated balloon. This can burst and result in bleeding within the brain. What Are the Symptoms of An Aneurysm? An unruptured aneurysm may not cause any symptoms. Some symptoms...  Read Article

How Do I Know If I Have Glaucoma?

Article Overview: Glaucoma is a prolonged deterioration of the optic nerve function, caused by various factors, one of which is the pressure of our eye. This article looks at the essential information you need to know to understand glaucoma, how to know whether you need to be checked for glaucoma, about its treatment and essential preventive measures. Read Article


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Glaucoma is a prolonged deterioration of optic nerve function caused by various factors, one of which is the pressure of our eye. This article looks at the essential information you need to know to understand glaucoma, how to know whether you need to be checked for glaucoma, about its treatment and ...  Read Article

Also Read


Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive tract, which results in symptoms like severe diarrhea, stomach pain...  Read more»
I was diagnosed with Celiac disease a year back. Can you suggest any medicine?
Having celiac fromnlast 10 year dignosis recently ayear ago since then i am gluten free still cant absorb food feeling w...  Read more»
My head is shivering from 20 days, and it feels like head trauma. What is the cause?
Hello sir, My head is shivering like anything , feeling like trauma is head. And its start anytime in a day and when s...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an ENT Otolaryngologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.