A 30-year-old member asked:
What are the signs of a perforated nasal septum?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eyas Othmananswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Nosebleed: Depending on the cause of septal perforation can present with recurrent nosebleed, frequent crust formation in nasal cavity , whistling sound with nasal breathing. Also septal perforation can be asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally during nasal exam.
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Dr. Robert Knoxanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Bleeding and crustin: The signs of a perforated (hole in) nasal septum include nasal obstruction, scabbing, bleeding, and maybe noisy breathing. To prevent scabbing and bleeding, use saline nasal spray frequently. Keep a vaporizer in your bedroom to use at night. Go see an ENT to get a complete nasal exam.
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Dr. Suzanne Gallianswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Perforated septum: sometimes excessive crusting can be a sign of a perforation. Some patients feel irregular air flow too, The symptoms can vary with the size of the hole, Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,
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A 46-year-old member asked:
What is a perforated nasal septum?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. R. Keith Hillanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Hole in the nose: This can be due to trauma, a history if nose bleeds or cauderization, previous nasal surgery and sometimes an autoimmune disorder or even a malignancy(cancer). You should be evaluated by an ent!
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A 33-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: Perforated nasal septum?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. William Culvineranswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Perforated septum: This is a hole in the nasal septum which divides the nostrils into right and left passages. Perforations can occur due to trauma, overuse of vasoconstrictive medications, obsessive picking of the nose, cocaine use, and surgery.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Perforated nasal septum due to coke?
4 doctor answers • 17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anifat Balogunanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: You can get a septal perforation from snorting cocaine.
5.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Vicki Levine commented
Dermatology 43 years experience
you can get if from trauma to your nose which could cause a hematoma of your septum. If someone has had freqent nose bleeds that had to be cauterized to stop the bleeding perforation of the septum could occur
Jun 24, 2012
Last updated Dec 28, 2016
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