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Septoplasty, turbinate reduction, adenoid removal 3wk ago. Bumped yesterday, slight bleed & now nose is congested. Surgeon away. Could I have damage?

Septoplasty, turbinate reduction, adenoid removal 3wk ago. Bumped yesterday, slight bleed & now nose is congested. Surgeon away. Could I have damage?

Bumped Nose: Probably no harm. Usually good idea to take an antihistamine tablet. Be sure to see doctor immediately on his return to rule out hematoma of septum.
If your surgeon is away two weeks than should see an ENT doctor within 5 days to rule out possible hematoma of septum, as this must be drained. Do not see emergency room as they are not familiar with septal hematoma. Again, this is rare but important ...Read more

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How long to fully recover from tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, septoplasty, turbinate red? 15 days post op still weak and don't have energy.

How long to fully recover from tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, septoplasty, turbinate red? 15 days post op still weak and don't have energy.

A lot longer: Wow, that is a lot of misery. For every day that a healthy person spends in bed it takes a week to get over it. If you are sick even longer. If you were mostly laid up for 3-4 days and have other health issues that have worn you out it will be more then a month. Your frustration is normal. Keep moving and rest as needed ...Read more

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Is adenoidectomy indicated with 99% blockage but no congestion/rhinits symptoms (can breathe through nose but does mouth breathe while sleeping)?

Is adenoidectomy indicated with 99% blockage but no congestion/rhinits symptoms (can breathe through nose but does mouth breathe while sleeping)?

Yes: If the radiological diagnosis is correct, it is hard to believe a child can breathe properly. Rhinitis or congestion of the nose is a nasal problem. Hypertrophic (enlargement) of the adenoids in the back of the nose can lead to two major problems, recurrent ear problems and snoring or even sleep disorder. Yes, adenoidectomy, in my opinion, is indicated. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel nose pain from adenoid removal?

Yes: Many people feel soreness in the back of their nose for a few days after adenoids ae removed. ...Read more

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What is the difference between septoplasty and endoscopic turbinate reduction?

Septoplasty: Septoplasty changes the size and shape of the septum. Turbinate reduction will make the turbinates smaller and result in better air flow.
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Is turbinate reduction and "enlarging the opening of your sinuses" the same thing?

Is turbinate reduction and "enlarging the opening of your sinuses" the same thing?

Turbs vs sinus: No. Turbinate reduction improves nasal obstruction by reducing the size of hypertrophied turbinates. Enlarging the sinus openings allows for improvement in the egress of mucous from the sinus cavities. ...Read more

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I'm having a turbinate reduction surgery, post op will I have to wear any sort of bandaging??

I'm having a turbinate reduction surgery, post op will I have to wear any sort of bandaging??

Maybe: Depending on the oozing, you might need to wear a mustache type dressing for a day or so. That is just to catch the blood that might drip. My patients are usually able to take it off later that day or the next. Ask your surgeon what you should expect. It is a good procedure and had worked well for my patients. ...Read more

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How long to wait after septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery to see full results before assessing if successful or needs revision septoplasty?

How long to wait after septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery to see full results before assessing if successful or needs revision septoplasty?

2-3 week recovery: Generally, it takes about 2-3 weeks to get a sense of the success of nasal airway surgery. It's important to keep the nose moist. I recommend nasal saline spray and ointment until the nose stops crusting. ...Read more

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How successful is turbinate reduction is it safe?

How successful is turbinate reduction is it safe?

Fairly successful: Turbinate reduction can be safe if done in a conservative manner. There are various methods including radiofrequency reduction or ablation with intramural cautery. These methods are relatively successful but might not be as effective as more aggressive methods including surgical reduction with turbinectomies which have increased risks of bleeding and empty nose symptoms. ...Read more

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How long willit take to recover from a septoplasty and turbinate reduction?

How long willit take to recover from a septoplasty and turbinate reduction?

Not long: Depends on how perfect you want to be when you return to work. Most people who have just a septum/turbinate procedure can return to work 3 days later - but it will take six months for everything to heal completely and the airway to be at it's best. ...Read more

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Ho we long does it take to fully heal after septoplasty and turbinate reduction?

Ho we long does it take to fully heal after septoplasty and turbinate reduction?

Mostly by 3 wks: The worst of the swelling and discomfort should be gone in 2-3 weeks, but full resolution of swelling may require 6-8 weeks or longer. ...Read more

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What is the best procedure for turbinate reduction, also which has the least side effects? Thanks

What is the best procedure for turbinate reduction, also which has the least side effects? Thanks

Turbinates: There are many different procedures to reduce turbinate hypertrophy, The goal is to reduce hypertrophied tissue while maintaining the mucosal surface, as the turbinates serve an important function. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Last week I did the septoplasty and turbinate reduction, what do you recommend for me to do, to get healed quiclky, did the air conditioner affect me?

Last week I did the septoplasty and turbinate reduction, what do you recommend for me to do, to get healed quiclky, did the air conditioner affect me?

Healing septoplast: You should keep your head elevated as much as possible. Avoid blowing your nose. You may use saline nasal spray for cleaning and time will do the rest. Should take you a couple of weeks to return to normal.
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When you get a septoplasty and turbinate reduction, can you have rhinoplasty done to shape the outside?

When you get a septoplasty and turbinate reduction, can you have rhinoplasty done to shape the outside?

Yes.: Http://www. Facialplastics. Info/rhinoplasty.html it's very common for a person to undergo a rhinoplasty in conjunction with turbinate reduction or septoplasty surgery. There is no added risk of performing the surgeries together, though recovery time may be extended slightly before a patient can see and feel optimal results. ...Read more

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Is it commonplace for a rhinoplasty to be done as a necessity during a septoplasty and turbinate reduction?

Vice versa is common: While rhinoplasty is not a "necessity" during septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery, sometimes septoplasty is a necessity during rhinoplasty. ...Read more

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