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A 48-year-old member asked:

Could a deviated septum change the nostril that it blocks breathing through?

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Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Septal deviations occurring along the most anterior or projecting edge known as the caudal septum can distort the nostril. In addition a septL deviation can produce secondary changes such as valve collapse resulting in a pinched nostril shape. Seek an ent surgeon or facial plastic surgeon to examine completely.
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Deviated septum: A deviated septum may cause asymmetry of the nostrils. It can also cause symptoms of nasal obstruction. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,
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A 31-year-old member asked:

I have constant problems breathing out of my left nostril, but i'm not stuffed up. Could it be a deviated septum?

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Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Yes it does sound like it - please see ENT for possibly surgical repair.
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Last updated Nov 5, 2014

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