A 34-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what happens when you have a deviated septum?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Obstruction? Nothing: A deviated septum can be symptomatic or asymptomatic and cause no problems whatsoever. However in more severe cases it may contribute to nasal airway obstruction.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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 Nov 3, 2014

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Divider: The wall of bone and cartilage that separates your right nostril from your left is the septum. It should be roughly in between the two sides. When it ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
No unless it was : Caused by recent trauma.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohamad Chaaban
14 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Trauma or congenital: Either born with it, or after trauma
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanveer Janjua
30 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Deviated septum: Although a deviated septum is a common cause of difficulty breathing through your nose, there are many other causes. All the other causes affect the b ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month