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A 39-year-old member asked:

why do i still have sinus problems if i had deviated septum surgery; ?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Not the only cause: A deviated septum is not always the cause of sinusitis. It may produce a nasal airway obstruction that contributes to sinusitis but there are many other possible explanations for the sinusitis. Testing the septum may relieve outflow o structuring but decongestants, drainage and antibiotics may still be needed.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Plastic Surgery 56 years experience
Sinusitis?: The deviated septum may have had nothing to do with your sinus problems. You need to be reevaluated to determine your diagnosis.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Sinus surgery: Maybe you need sinus surgery. Have you nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See an ENT: for evaluation, imaging and treatment options.

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