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A 24-year-old male asked:

Did septoplasty 3 week ago. lt side dns and rt side concha.in operation docs just repaired nasal septum. now breathing problm from rt side. pls help!

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Inferior turbinate: Without visualizing your nose, it is impossible to identify the problem. A concha bullosa had to be determined with a cat scan so your surgeon may have seen that and reported it to you. The most common cause of nasal obstruction on the side opposite to the deviation is an enlarged or engorged inferior turbinate. Sometimes with a septoplasty, the inferior turbinate also has to be reduced in size.

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Last updated Apr 25, 2014

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