A 37-year-old member asked:
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is it true that if you have a deviated septum do you need to get surgery?

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Dr. Greg Sexton
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Maybe: A minimally deviated septum will probably cause no problems. A badly deviated septum can cause difficulty breathing through the nose, and may lead to snoring and sleep problems.
Answered on Apr 30, 2018
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Maybe: Only if you are having trouble breathing and it is caused by the deviated septum and not another cause.
Answered on Apr 30, 2018
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms. B sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
Answered on Apr 30, 2018

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