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Can a deviated septum cause headaches?

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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
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 happens , the drainage will be blocked and this will lead to irritation and some discomfort . The other important thing is the obstruction of normal breathing at night will interfere with sleep and the next morning will result tiredness and headache.
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
It can: Many a times a deviated nasal septum can cause headaches. See a board certified e n t doctor to confirm and for treatment if needed.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Deviated septum: Sometimes if there are contact points with other anatomical structures, there can be pain. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

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