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i need another opinion from a different dr. regarding a abnormal nose smell, went to a ear,nose,and throat, explained my probelm, he did some kind of test, said he did not think it was serious and he asked for x-rays to be done and that was about 6 months ago,should i be worried about a tumor in my nose, and can the brain cause this probelm?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
X ray is not useful
You need a CT of the sinuses if this is a consideration.
People stay sick for years because no one gets the CT

An ENT specialist would normally order this on follow up if things are not better.
good luck

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Relist: Answer quality.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
What else do you want to know
Have you had the CT?
let me know
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
what is a CT?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Cat Scan of the sinuses?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
A CT is not x rays.
Do you have the summary of the CT report?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i have not had a ct yet. i just wanted to know what it is, and then i will accept your answer.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
It is the best type of scan to look at takes about 5 minutes to do this.
You lie on the table and it rolls you into the CT [computed tomography] machine a little ways...your head..and then takes multiple slice views of the sinuses, very quickly.
And gives a clear picture
X ray does not.
Chronic sinuses blockage and inflammation that might need a drainage procedure is missed in many cases unless the CT is done.
good luck

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