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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
19 years in practice
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Where is the nasel septum?

Dr. Suzanne Galli
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
19 years in practice
3M people helped
Where is the nasel septum?

Nasal septum: The nasal septum divides the nose into the right and left nostrils. It has bony and cartilagenous portions. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Can someone tell me if stretching your septum from a 20 to a 14 bad?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
Can someone tell me if stretching your septum from a 20 to a 14 bad?

Gauging: Isn't healthy but if you are going to do it- you shouldn't be jumping up diameters rapidly. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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What is the way to pierce your own septum?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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What is the way to pierce your own septum?

Don't do it.: How would you feel if you developed an infection that ate away part of your nose? These things do actually happen. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Board Certified, Hematology
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Mucoperiosteal thickening of septum what does this mean and does it require immediate attention?

Dr. Michael Dugan
Board Certified, Hematology
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It means: The tissue lining the middle of your sinus is thick. A sign of chronic sinusitis. No rush. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Michael Jaindl
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
254K people helped
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What could cause a dime sized hole in septum?

Dr. Michael Jaindl
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
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What could cause a dime sized hole in septum?

The most common...: Causes of a septal perforation are: 1. Surgical complication, 2. Chronic Cocaine use, 3. Trauma external or internal (chronic nose picking), 4. Wegners granulomatosis, 5. Syphilis, 6. Lupus 7.Lymphoma. Not necessarily in that order. ...Read more

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Dr. Mohamad Chaaban
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
9 years in practice
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How do I know if I have a debiated septum?

Dr. Mohamad Chaaban
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
9 years in practice
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How do I know if I have a debiated septum?

Rhinoscopy: You need to have your doctor look in your nose the deviation can be seen with a regulat nasal rhinoscopy or if it was deep, then needs ENT ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Board Certified, Psychiatry
35 years in practice
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Hi, i'm 24 years old pretty healthy and have had a hole in my septum since i was 13, I have never used cocaine and i don't under stand why?

Dr. Donald Jacobson
Board Certified, Psychiatry
35 years in practice
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Hi, i'm 24 years old pretty healthy and have had a hole in my septum since i was 13, I have never used cocaine and i don't under stand why?

Numerous causes: Nasal septal perforation has many causes, including Cocaine abuse, chemical insult, septal surgery, trauma, and habitual nose picking. Diseases that can cause nasal perforation include syphilis, tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, cancer, and wegner's granulomatosis (a rare condition affecting the nasal tract). Perforation can cause nasal congestion, nasal drainage, and recurrent nosebleeds.Fromwww.Mdguid. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
16 years in practice
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Can a septoplasty ever fail? I mean, after a while can the septum return to its old position from before the septoplasty? .

Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
16 years in practice
1M people helped

This : This is a common concer for patients. The answer depends on how the septoplasty surgery was done to begin with. In my practice i usually remove the deviated cartilage and bone so there is no chance of the septum in that area to shift position. Cartilage does have memory so techniques that attempt to reposition the septal cartilage with scoring, etc don't have as high a success rate. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Shukhman
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
26 years in practice
225K people helped
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Why does cocaine cause septum hole?

Dr. Mark Shukhman
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
26 years in practice
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Why does cocaine cause septum hole?

Vasoconstriction: Cocaine constricts the blood vessels in the septum. Lack of oxygen leads to cell death... Then destruction and "hole". ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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How can a child have a normal life if he has a hole in his septum (ventricle)?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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How can a child have a normal life if he has a hole in his septum (ventricle)?

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

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