How long do you have to sleep sitting up after sinus surgery?

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How long do you have to sleep sitting up after sinus surgery?

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answered Oct 6, 2023 by Q766s (22,770 points)
After sinus surgery you will have to sleep sitting up for 2 to 3 days and avoid any heavy lifting or straining for 7 days and do not blow your nose or sniff forcefully.

If you need to sneeze you should sneeze with your mouth open when possible.

The 3 major complications in sinus surgery are persistent diplopia, extra ocular muscle injury and nasolacrimal duct injury.

Other complications of sinus surgery are cavernous sinus thrombosis, orbital cellulitis, abscess of the orbital tissue, subperiosteal abscess, blindness, optic nerve injury, orbital foreign body, hematoma or orbital hemorrhage.

You are asleep for endoscopic sinus surgery as you will be under general anesthesia which puts you to sleep during the endoscopic sinus surgery which is an outpatient procedure.

Endoscopic sinus surgery is not a major surgery and is considered to be a minor surgery that is minimally invasive.

Endoscopic sinus surgery is considered a minor surgery and is minimally invasive.

The complications of endoscopic endonasal approach are electrolyte and hormone disturbances caused by pituitary dysregulation, meningitis, visual changes and cerebrospinal fluid leaks.

Endoscopic surgery takes on average of 2 hours although sometimes it may take as long as 4 to 6 hours.

Endonasal surgery takes around 2 hours although more complex endonasal surgery procedures can take 4 to 6 hours to complete.

The purpose of endoscopic endonasal surgery is to allow the surgeon to operate on areas at the front of the brain and top of your spine.

Endoscopic endonasal surgery for brain tumor is a minimally invasive surgical technique where the surgeon uses a thin tube called an endoscope that is thread through the nose and sinuses to operate on areas at the front of your brain and the top of your spine.

After endonasal surgery you should expect to feel tired for 7 to 10 days and expect to have some drainage from the back and front of the nose.

You might also have some blood tinged mucus drainage that lasts for 4 days to 5 days after endonasal surgery and drainage and even light bleeding is common after endonasal surgery and should decrease each week.

The recovery time for endoscopic endonasal brain surgery is 6 to 8 weeks for full recovery.

After 6 to 8 weeks you should be fully recovered from endoscopic endonasal brain surgery and your nose should be fully healed.

You may also feel tired for 7 to 10 days after the endoscopic endonasal brain surgery and you should limit activities such as walking or climbing stairs for the first 2 days after the surgery.

The endonasal procedure is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows the surgeon to go through your nose to operate on areas at the front of your brain and the top of your spine.

During an endonasal procedure a thin tube that is called an endoscope is thread through the nose and sinuses.

An endonasal procedure is also called endoscopic endonasal surgery.

Endoscopic endonasal surgery can be used to remove tumors in areas near the base of your brain or skull, and at the top of the spine.

The endonasal procedure can also be used to treat problems with the sinuses.

This approach allows the surgeon to reach these areas without the need for large incisions or removal of parts of the skull.

For routine cases, endonasal surgery often takes two hours from the time anesthesia is administered.

More complex cases may take from four to six hours.

After the endonasal surgery you may experience nasal congestion, nausea, headaches, and pain after surgery.

However, these symptoms will be managed by medication.

If your vital signs (heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, and temperature) require closer monitoring, you may spend a night in the intensive care unit (ICU).

The risks of endonasal surgery include.

Reactions to the anesthesia.
Excessive bleeding.
Hematoma (a pooling of blood in the wound site)
Damage to veins, arteries, nerves, and other structures in the area.
Cerebrospinal fluid leaking from the nose.
Infection.
Slow healing.
Blood clots.

You should expect some nasal and sinus pressure and pain for the first several days after the endonasal surgery.

This may feel like a sinus infection or a dull ache in your sinuses.

Extra-strength acetaminophen should relieve mild discomfort.

Endonasal surgery is typically performed with monitored anesthesia care (MAC), a form of intravenous sedation that relaxes you and induces "twilight sleep."

Because of this, you need to take the same dietary precautions as with any other type of anesthesia.

You will have to sleep with your head elevated for 24-48 hours after endonasal surgery to help the bleeding slow down and help the swelling resolve.

Prior to the endonasal surgery, set up your bed with at least two pillows so you can prop your head up at night.

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