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What could cause continuing pain, pressure and difficulty breathing in nose 3.5 months after septoplasty? recent ct shows no infection.

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Dr. Suman Das
Plastic Surgery 55 years experience
Persisted deviation: If the primary reason for septoplasty was deviated septum, or correction of collapsed septum, the deformity may have persisted or recurred.It could be a chronic septal hematoma or may be internal valve problem.Your best course is to go back to your original surgeon for help, or fiind another one who can help you.
Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Retained splint?: It is possible that one of the splints used during the first week to stabilize the septum was inadvertently left in the nose.

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