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is a deviated septum always noticeable externally or can it be unnoticeable?

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Dr. Marcus Peterson
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Septum is internal: A deviated septum can be noticeable externally but many times the septum can be deviated and not show externally. A deviated septum is problematic if you have obstruction of your breathing passageway. This obstruction can be seen by looking into the nose and seeing if there is a septal deviation. This deviation is not always noticeable externally.
Answered on Jan 14, 2016
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Deviated septum: A deviated septum can affect the appearance of the nose and cause a crooked nose, as well as nasal obstruction. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,
Answered on Nov 4, 2014

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