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is a deviated septum hereditary

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Many facial features are inherited, a polygenic trait
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
No unless it was : Caused by recent trauma.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Divider: The wall of bone and cartilage that separates your right nostril from your left is the septum. It should be roughly in between the two sides. When it ... 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Very common: The nasal cartilage in the midline of the nose is the nasal septum. As such, it is the most common site for injury and is the structure of the mid-po ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
29 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes: Septal deviations occurring along the most anterior or projecting edge known as the caudal septum can distort the nostril. In addition a septL deviati ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Use is still: Possible. Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt h ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Maybe nothing at all: Most of the time a deviated septum is only visible on an internal nasal exam. This appears as a narrowing of the nasal cavity on one side of the nose ... 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

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