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I really need some advice from you lovely lot as I'm feeling a bit lost and don't know what to do for the best.
For months I've suffered from the following symptoms in the right side of my face/head only:
Pressure pain at top of nose, swelling up right nostril, pain around eye socket, across cheek, bad pain in front of ear, one sided throat pain upon waking up in the morning and swollen lymph node under chin when waking up. Swollen lymph node right side of neck. Pressure feeling on roof of mouth.
I visited GP who suspected sinusitis and said that up my right nostril was very inflamed. Tried course of doxycycline and steroid nasal spray but didn't help symptoms so he referred me to ENT. I thought at this point it was unlikely to be sinusitis with the antibiotics not having affect and was hoping that the ENT would be able to look into it further. My ear pain went a lot worse whilst I was waiting too. Waited 4/5 weeks to see ENT who did nasal endoscopy and said it was clear. The ENT I saw wasn't thorough at all - he didn't check my throat or ears despite my symptoms, nor did he feel my swollen lymph nodes in my chin and neck which I'd told him about. He did mention that he could book me in for a CT scan of my sinuses but as my endoscopy was clear that wasn't much point so I said to leave it but I wanted to ask you guys if you've ever had a clear endoscopy but then had something show up on a CT scan which required treatment or helped you get a diagnosis?
I'm a bit lost as to what to do next really. I'm disappointed that the ENT didn't suggest looking into what else could be causing all my symptoms after he had ruled out sinusitis via the endoscopy as they are obviously being caused by something! Do you think I should seek a second opinion with an ENT who may be more thorough? If a CT scan is more detailed than an endoscopy I may call his secretary to ask him to arrange it but he really didn't seem keen on me having this done.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.
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