A 40-year-old female asked:

I love to spin on my bike for 30 min at 120 rpm 5x week .can i spin soon after my endoscopic septoplasty surgery? i sit upright when i spin

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Exercise p/ septo: This is a question your surgeon should answer. I restrict my patients from strenuous activity for 2 weeks after septoplasty or similar surgery. Why risk bleeding, prolonged swelling and possibly returning to surgery to remove clot or control bleeding that may occur due to early exertion?
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Dr. Karen Vaniver
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Spinning septum: The biggest risk after septoplasty is bleeding. It is very important that you not raise your blood pressure during the early healing period, which is generally 2 weeks. Walking at a slow pace, in which you can speak comfortably in sentences, is probably fine. It is important to consult with your surgeon on this issue.
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