Patient Comments: Sinus Surgery - Pain


Was your sinus surgery painful? Was it painful after surgery? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: senecawoman5, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 09

I had sinus surgery on both sides (right and left) in 2009 and it was not painful. At the time I was in so much pain I would submit to any procedure that was supposed to help. However, I became suspicious of the procedure when I went back for my follow up visit and overheard another patient state that she was still in pain after undergoing the procedure. Now, after 12 years, I am still experiencing side effects. Side effects are frequently runny nose, soreness at the puncture site that does not heal.

Comment from: Mims, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 07

The sinus surgery is not painful but after the surgery it is extremely painful. Recovery is much more difficult and miserable and much worse than expected and quite frankly from what they tell you. Only do it as a last resort and take preventive measures so you will not get another serious sinus infection as you will never want to go through the surgery again. It has been 4 weeks and I feel at least the same if not worse after the surgery.

Comment from: jrsigurl, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 23

I had ESS (endoscopic sinus surgery), septoplasty and SMR (submucosal resection) of turbinates 2 years ago. Recovery from surgery was very painful. It took 3 weeks. In that time, I experienced head pressure and burning in both eyes along with a little drainage from the nose. After the pain subsided I was happy because I could breathe out my nose and could smell but had a very open feeling in my nose. Always on antibiotics for sinus infections, my nose always had dry mucus, thick and stuck. Later I developed skull base and neck pain, insomnia, and brain fog.

Comment from: Christine , 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 31

Just to let you all know my uncle had his sinus surgery done and the doctor missed stitching him up all the way which led to a 3 mm opening into his brain. Thankfully, some family members weren't able to reach him and called for a wellness check. They found him unconscious in his apartment. When they arrived at the hospital they had to fly him to Savannah. He has short term memory loss now until the air slowly goes away. Please know all the risks before any surgery!


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