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Is it normal to be in a lot of pain after a septoplasty

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Congestion: It is normal to feel congested after septoplasty because of swelling with in the nasal tissues. Check with your surgeon about remedies you can use for ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
You : You probably could start a graduated program of exercise after 4-5 days but start off slow. The risk is nosebleeds which are more likely as the heart ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
No: You have a eustachian tube dysfunction, but not usual to have ringing after septoplasty. Get it checked.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Coville
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Very soon: Difficulty sleeping after any type of nasal surgery can be difficult due to the swelling and the nasal packing that may have been placed by your surge ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not unusual: It is not unexpected that you would feel nasal stuffiness a week after your septoplasty. If you are concerned, please check with your surgeon.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: I tell my patients it takes up to 6 weeks to notice an improvement if there is going to be one. I liken the nasal lining to a nicely waxed car... Your ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
I : I wouldn't expect your final septoplasty results to be affected by whether you sleep on your side or not. You may find that you may have some increase ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe: After this kind of surgery, there can be a good deal of swelling inside the nose. Your surgeon should have scheduled you for regular post-operative v ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
This is normal: This is likely due to post operative swelling and mucus. I typically tell my patients don't expect total improvement until all this resolves. Depend ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Check with your MD: It depends on the type of suture used. I imagine you are referring to stitches inside the nose. Some types dissolve in 6-8 days and others in 4-6 mo ... Read More
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