A 33-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: perforated nasal septum?
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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 30-year-old member asked:
What are the signs of a perforated nasal septum?
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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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A 46-year-old member asked:
What is a perforated nasal septum?
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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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Last updated Oct 25, 2017
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