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how to get a deviated septum?

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Dr. Mohamad Chaaban
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 14 years experience
Trauma or congenital: Either born with it, or after trauma
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Deviated septum: A deviated septum is a common issue. It can be caused by trauma, position in utero and even during the birth process. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Deviated symptoms: can be caused by trauma or you can be born with it deviated.
Dr. Tanveer Janjua
Facial Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
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 breathing through making your turbinate glands swell up and take more space in the nasal passages and now air cannot move through. So nasal sprays (prescription) and over the counter saline spray can help. See an otolaryngologist.
Dr. Lara Devgan
Plastic Surgery 14 years experience
Yes: Best to get examined by an ENT or plastic surgeon.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Deviated septum: A deviated septum is a common issue. It can be caused by trauma, position in utero and even during the birth process. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

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A 16-year-old member asked:

Do I have to see a specialist to get a deviated septum?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Yes: Deviated septum, a misalignment of the central cartilage of the nose, can lead to obstruction, breathing difficulties or an increase in sinusitis. It may also obstruct the view if you have a concern about intranasal tumors. Generally if you have symptoms or problems, no one need get involved but if you have a problem, an otolaryngologist should be consulted.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can you get tested for a deviated septum?

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Dr. Alexander Gorup
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
See a doctor: Generally, a physician can make this diagnosis. If you want, you can see an otolaryngologist(ent) who is specialized to treat this problem.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it worth it to get your deviated septum corrected?

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Dr. Arthur Desrosiers
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
If prob breathing : Yes if it's functional and causing problems breathing then i would go to a plastic surgeon or ENT to be evaluated. Just having a deviated septum without any functional problems does not need to be fixed necessarily, but see a doctor.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How could i get checked for a deviated septum?

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Dr. Jeremy White
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
ENT or Plastic Surg: See an ENT or plastic surgeon. The symptoms of a deviated septum often involve difficulty breathing through your nose. Sometimes septal deviation also contributes to a twist in the cosmetic appearance of the nose.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a deviated septum and is it important to get it checked out?

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Dr. Mohamad Chaaban
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 14 years experience
Nasal blockage: Nasal blockage, epistaxis, or recurrent sinus infections. If you have the above, then yes

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