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A 25-year-old female asked:

I have had this green, sticky, and smelly snot for almost a year now. i had a deviated septum surgery years back, any idea as to the problem?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 41 years experience
Green snot: Green sticky and smelly snot almost always means some sort of ongoing infection. You could have polyps. Even though you had septum surgery , the infection could be in one of the sinuses. Please see an ENT surgeon. Talk to your md about getting an MRI done to look at the sinuses.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 36 years experience
Sinusitis?: You still may have difficulties with the sinuses that is contributing to the green smelly snot. This will likely require further evaluation and possible treatment.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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