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how to tell if your septum is deviated

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
20 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
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Deviated septum/vpi: This can only be differentiated by physical examination. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
Dr. Jonathan Owens
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See an ENT: A deviated septum is typically evaluated by nasal examination, as it is usually apparent if the septum is off of the midline to one side or the other. ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
No.: That can only be determined by a good history and examination by an otolaryngologist or plastic surgeon (who deals with functional nasal problems.).
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Deviated septum/vpi: This can only be differentiated by physical examination. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Deviated septum: Refers to the cartillage that seperates the nasal passages becoming crooked and pushed to one side, often from trauma. This can hamper breathing thru ... Read More
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Septoplasty and: Adenoidectomy.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Reduced nasal airway: Dividing nasal passages is vertical strut (septum). When out of midline often limits good airflow and interferes with ability to breath easily through ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hoffmann
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Ask your doctor: A deviated septum is a common cause of nasal blockage and congestion. It simply means that the bone and cartilage inside your nose are crooked and blo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
No: No known rx for deviated septum other than surgery.
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 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Primary doctors have training to diagnose this common condition.

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