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MAC in sinuses + lungs?

Posted by @brigby, Jul 12, 2018

Hi everyone! I’m looking for anyone else who has been diagnosed with MAC (abscessus) in their sinuses as well as MAC (avium) in their lungs? Thanks, blessings to all, Brenda

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@irene5

Brenda I have only been diagnosed with it in my lungs. However we are looking into the possibility it is in my sinuses as well. I had several dental implants in 2015. I have never been so sick or had such horrible sinus issues/infections including debilitating migraines since those implants. My entire family is convinced my lung MAC is from my frequent invasive dental surgeries over time. I will let you know. Irene

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Irene5 I had all my bottom teeth pulled last year! It was so difficult for me to do. And my surgeon said it was the Sjhgrens! No one said it was from MAC! Now I think it is. Because of my weight loss I had to do bone implant and do implants with post only. It’s good to learn new stuff even the doctors could be wrong sometimes.

@irene5

Brenda I have only been diagnosed with it in my lungs. However we are looking into the possibility it is in my sinuses as well. I had several dental implants in 2015. I have never been so sick or had such horrible sinus issues/infections including debilitating migraines since those implants. My entire family is convinced my lung MAC is from my frequent invasive dental surgeries over time. I will let you know. Irene

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@america I am so sorry! Sjögren causes dryness which leads to tooth loss which is probably why you were told that. Many people with Sjögren’s have MAC probably because the former is autoimmune which seems to be a contributing factor for MAC. Sending you a hug. Been there done that!

@tdrell

@windwalkerterri and others….re teeth and extractions and implants etc….l have found when l am puzzled re a dental recommendation….it is best to get second opinion…if there is a dental school nearby… that is ideal for second opinions. In my lifetime l have been told l needed….especially when l had good dental insurance…that l needed major stuff done…..second opinion revealed l did NOT.
I asked the Dental school Periodontist whom I saw for second opinion why the private periodontist would have said l needed all my gums worked on surgically when they were fine ….her response was "he probably had a mortgage payment due" tdrell aka terri

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@tdrell That is so true. $$$$. I would have gotten another opinion if I weren't having SO much pain and a holiday weekend looming; all offices were closing at noon on Fri (July 4th weekend.)

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