A 46-year-old male asked:
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does the deviated septum side that's more closed off also tend to get more congested/mucous? at what point do you consider surgery? i don't snore

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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Deviated septum: Surgery if deviation is affecting exercise, sleep, activities of daily living,, etc. The nose has a normal. Breathing switches (becomes more prominent) from side to side every 4-6 hours. Should notice this during the day when breathing thru nose becomes more difficult or having to sleep on the more obstructed side.
Answered on Feb 17, 2017
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