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My septum was deviated due to minor facial injury. How long do I have to wait following injury to get it fixed?
Weeks, months, years: A deviated septum is usually repaired after the swelling has gone away. Then it depends on you and the surgeon who is going to fix it. It is an elective surgery and so can be scheduled to be done when it is convenient. Check on the length of the recovery period, and the limitations placed on your activity afterwards until recovered. Then you can plan your activities knowing what to expect. ...Read more
Can a septoplasty ever fail? I mean, after a while can the septum return to its old position from before the septoplasty?
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Can close or be fixd: A vsd (hole in lower chamber wall) is a common heart defect. A significant number will close spontaneously in the first 2 yrs & those that persist can be closed. Major holes can produce other problems & deserve early open repair. ...Read more
'time' or surgery: If your baby has a small vsd, it may never cause any problems, and may even close up on its own. 'holes' in the heart (such as ventricular defects=vsd) may require a procedure to correct. However many non-invasive centers around the country can do the the procedure with a 'catheter device' and not require open heart surgery. ...Read more
What does it mean if your intraventricular septum is bellow the "normal" range in thickness? .72 CM (normal > .9 cm)
Piercing: Of course it will hurt if you pierce your septum and dimples. The nose is very sensitive and the piercing has to go through several layers. You put yourself at risk for infection and scarring, too. Piercing through your dimple is a bad idea too. You risk infection and scarring and there is the added risk of damage to the facial nerve resulting in a crooked smile. ...Read more
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