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deviated septum and polyps

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
33 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
Dr. David Sherris
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Structures: The septum is a cartilage and bone structure inside your nose that separates the sides. It may be bent and block breathing. A nasal polyp is a soft gr ... Read More
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Septum/polyps: This can only be determined by physical examination. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy White
16 years experience Plastic Surgery
Both: Septal deviation may be present without the presence of cysts or polyps. Sometimes if there are intranasal masses, they can cause pressure on the sept ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Stein
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Polyps: Typically they are not connected. Polyps and cysts are usually an allergic phnomenon. A deviated septum is an anatomic abnormality which is either c ... Read More
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Deviated septums: they are all separate issues. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Deviated septum: An exam can reveal information about a a deviated septum. More information can be obtained using cat scan. Nasal endoscopy can also be used.
Dr. Keith Denkler
42 years experience Plastic Surgery
See your doctor: A physician, or an ear/nose/throat specialist can look into your nose to determine if you have a deviated septum, polyps, or both. So see your doctor ... Read More
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Septum/polyps: This can only be determined by physical examination. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
33 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Mills
13 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasonex (mometasone) & Singulair: There is no medication or dietary change that will reverse a deviated septum. This is a structural problem and requires surgery to correct. Nasonex (m ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. GUNWANT DHALIWAL
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Common Surgery: Deviated nasal septum (dns) and nasal polyps are quite common surgeries in ENT speciality. In good hands there is minimal risk. Benefits outweigh th ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Days to weeks.: This question is best posed to the surgeon since the recovery often depends on the complexity of the surgery. By the way, the sinus cavity is a vacant ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Bloom
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Better Drainage: Performing sinus surgery to open up the blocked sinuses, while fixing a deviated septum at the same time will allow the sinuses to more effectively dr ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: on what the cause is. For vasomotor rhinitis, this will likely linger on for decades. For allergic rhinitis, avoidance of allergens and allergy shots ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
30 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Not causative: Neither a deviated septum nor nasal polyps will cause asthma, but these are all symptoms of allergy in someone your age. Your long term outcome will ... Read More
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