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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 nasal septum that is not straight. One that bends and can ...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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Is it true that if you have a deviated septum do you need to get surgery?

Is it true that if you have a deviated septum do you need to get surgery?

Maybe: Only if you are having trouble breathing and it is caused by the deviated septum and not another cause. ...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

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How does a deviated septum affect the sinus enough to justify surgery?

How does a deviated septum affect the sinus enough to justify surgery?

Good question: Rhino-sinusitis is a viral/bacterial or rarely a fungal infection of the paranasal sinuses caused by obstruction of the very narrow entrances to the sinus cavities from the nose. As such, a deviated septum would have to be so severe as to obstruct those openings. However, your surgeon may opt to correct such a deviated septum, if access to the sinuses is obstructed by the septum. ...Read more

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I have a severe deviated septum and I was wondering if I choose to get the surgery to fix it, will my nasally voice disappear at all?

I have a severe deviated septum and I was wondering if I choose to get the surgery to fix it, will my nasally voice disappear at all?

Maybe: Usually the deviated septum is repaired by reshaping the cartilage through an operation called a septoplasty. This can often help the nasality in your voice. Sometimes there is associated turbinate or sinus disease that may also need to be addressed. Seek out an experienced ENT specialist who can help you. ...Read more

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Why do people have a deviated septum surgery?

Why do people have a deviated septum surgery?

Deviated septum: A deviates 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

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How should I feel after getting a deviated septum surgery?

How should I feel after getting a deviated septum surgery?

Septoplasty: Recovery from septoplasty takes several weeks. There may be some persistent swelling in the nose. But most patients experience improvement in their breathing after surgery. ...Read more

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What type of surgery is recommended for a deviated nasal septum?

Septoplasty: A deviated nasal septum is corrected by a procedure called a septoplasty. If the septum is obstructing your breathing then your insurance will most likely pay for it. The surgery takes about an hour and there is usually very little bruising on the outside fo the nose. It will not usually change the cosmetic appearance of the nose. ...Read more

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Help please? What is it like to have nose surgery on a deviated septum?

Help please? What is it like to have nose surgery on a deviated septum?

Septoplasty: A septoplasty is a procedure to alter the internal anatomy of the nose for functional reasons. The first week is a little uncomfortable because of swelling and internal splints. Most people resume normal activity the second week. ...Read more

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Is talking affected by a deviated septum surgery?

Is talking affected by a deviated septum surgery?

It can: A deviated septum can cause nasal airway obstruction which may change the tone and pitch of your voice. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only way to fix a deviated septum?

Is surgery the only way to fix a deviated septum?

Deviated septum: A deviates 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. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. Surgery is the only treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have surgery for a deviated septum?

Septoplasty: Follow your surgeon's postop instructions to optimize your results. ...Read more

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Is surgery on your deviated septum always effective?

Is surgery on your deviated septum always effective?

Not necessarily: The results from surgery depend on proper diagnosis of your problem, good surgical skills, and proper healing. These three things are not completely under the control of you or your surgeon. Selecting a surgeon with a excellent reputation would be a good start. Ask other physicians who they would have treat them, slick web sites or ads are not the best way to select your surgeon. ...Read more

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