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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Usually: If your septum is deviated, especially if you also have turbinate enlargement or allergies, it is important to improve the airflow through your airway ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohamad Chaaban
13 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Trauma or congenital: Either born with it, or after trauma
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanveer Janjua
29 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Deviated septum: Although a deviated septum is a common cause of difficulty breathing through your nose, there are many other causes. All the other causes affect the b ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See a doctor: Generally, a physician can make this diagnosis. If you want, you can see an otolaryngologist(ent) who is specialized to treat this problem.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy White
15 years experience Plastic Surgery
ENT or Plastic Surg: See an ENT or plastic surgeon. The symptoms of a deviated septum often involve difficulty breathing through your nose. Sometimes septal deviation also ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Breathing problems: Most often, a deviated septum can lead to difficulty breathing though the nose, chronic infections, and cosmetic deformities of the nose. Septoplasty ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
ENT: You can not effectively self examine the depths of your nasal cavities so see an ENT doctor who can with an endoscope. It is a painless in office proc ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
No, unless breathing: Is a problem. Many septums are deviated during development, and more are deviated by injury. Function (breathing) is the issue to be concerned about, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Quite different: A deviated septum is when the septum, the sheet of cartilage down the middle of your nose, is no longer straight, and twists to one side or the other. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Septoplasty and: Adenoidectomy.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hoffmann
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Maybe: A deviated septum means that the bone and cartilage inside the nose are crooked. This will cause blockage or congestion in the nose. This may or may n ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience Internal Medicine
It is possible.: A deviated septum will block partially and obstruct free flow of air , mucus of the opposite nostril. When there is excessive mucus production happen ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Austen
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: A deviated septum can contribute to the deviated appearance of the nose. However, you can have a deviated septum that does not effect the appearance ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Different Symptoms: Deviated septum will cause nasal obstruction and difficulty breathing on side or the other or maybe both. Vpi is causes too much air to go throuth the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Vipond
18 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Possibly: While the septum is the structure inside the nose that divides the nostrils, it may also contribute to the external shape of the nose. A severely twis ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Absolutely!: Many people with deviated septums have normal noses on the outside. This can be something someone is born with or trauma.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Depends: Septoplasty is used to straighten the inside of your nose. Rhinoplasty changes the outside of the nose. They are commonly done together, though cosmet ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
If : If the bleeding is due to chronic turbulent nasal airflow functional nose surgery (septoplasty and /or rhinoplasty) may help with bleeding. A more c ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Obstructed nose: Nasal valve collapse ca be caused by deviated septum or other anatomical problems with your nose. It is best treated with other procedures at the same ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Perlman
47 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Very commonly people undergoing septoplasty to improve breathing also want me to refine their tip, shorten their nose or remove a bump. The procedure ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not by itself: A septoplasty can be either a standalone procedure, or part of a greater procedure such as septorhinoplasty. In order to correct most cases of tip dro ... Read More

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