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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are some things i should know after having deviated septum and sinus surgery?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Irrigate/followup: Deviated septum and sinus surgery have come a long way over the past decade. Now most patients don't need packing and don't get bruised or swollen on the outside. But it important to follow instructions and not strain or do strenuous activities for a few weeks after surgery. Irrigate with saline regularly and keep your followup appointments so your surgeon can make sure you heal properly.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Should i be concerned that I am not able to smell after deviated septum and sinus surgery?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeremy White
Surgery - Plastics 17 years experience
Time Heals Most: It is not unusual for your symptoms of nasal obstruction and inability to smell to get worse before they get better after surgery. This is often due to intranasal swelling & improves with time. That being said, some people have impaired smell before surgery and don't realize it. On the other hand, damage to your smell nerves during surgery & persistent sinusitis are known risks. See your surgeon.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

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Dr. Deborah Wong
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes and no: If you have both deviated septum and sinus problems then you will need endoscopic surgery. Deviated septum repair is a more conventional surgery, and it depends on the severity of the deviated septum. If you have sinus problems, be sure your ENT has gotten a ct scan to evaluate your sinuses so that you avoid two invasive procedures.
Last updated Feb 23, 2014

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