A 21-year-old male asked:
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could enlarged nasal turbinates and deviated nasal septum cause sleep apnea? had pnr and was told that sinuses are good. i don't snore.

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Dr. Janet Roberto
36 years experience Family Medicine
Nasal swelling: What you describe could interfere with your sleep. I doubt it would cause sleep apnea. You may want to see an ENT for further evaluation
Answered on Mar 19, 2018
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Dr. Vikas Jain
13 years experience Sleep Medicine
Yes: these findings can contribute to underlying OSA which is why it is something we look for during a sleep evaluation.
Answered on Mar 19, 2018
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Deviated septum: Nasal obstruction can contribute to sleep apnea, get a sleep study and have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,
Answered on Nov 5, 2014

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