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Could a deviated septum come back after surgery?

Could a deviated septum come back after surgery?

If done well, no: If you had surgery to improve your nasal breathing, then presumably you had your septum straightened and also your turbinates reduced in size in some way. Straightening the septum should be permanent. Reducing the turbinates might not be. If you start to develop congestion after the surgery it's possible the turbinates regrew. If you're told the septum is off it prob wasn't fixed fully at first. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Deviated Nasal Septum (Definition)

A deviated nasal septum is a clinical finding in which the middle hard part of the nose is not centrally located but instead has shifted to one side of the face, typically ...Read more


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When will my sense of smell come back after having deviated septum surgery?

When will my sense of smell come back after having  deviated septum surgery?

Shortly: Your sense of smell should come back in a reasonable amount of time once the swelling in your nose has resolved. This should be between one and three months. It is extremely rare to have any permanent loss of your sense of smell. Discuss any issues with your surgeon if it persists beyond this time. Good luck to you, dr. Fred www.Cornerstoneplasticsurgery.Com. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i fix deviated nasal septum without surgery?

Please tell me, could i fix deviated nasal septum without surgery?

Deviated Septum: If you do have symptoms as the result of deviated septum, can have medical treatment which may improve your symptoms but to fix the deviated septum, you will need surgery. ...Read more

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Will having surgery on a deviated septum reduce colds?

Will having surgery on a deviated septum reduce colds?

Septoplasty: Not necessarily. A cold comes from a viral infection. the septoplasty will improve your breathing. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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How to breathe better with deviated septum beside surgery?

See an expert: You may want to discuss your condition with your internist, allergist, or ENT physician. There are many homeopathic cure (Neti pots) as well as aerosol iced treatments or saline nasal sprays to diminish obstruction. If swelling is aggravating the deviation, steroids or decongestants may help as well. Discuss your options with a physician. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about surgery sinusitis and a deviated septum?

What can you tell me about surgery sinusitis and a deviated septum?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more