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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Where is the nasel septum?

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. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can someone tell me if stretching your septum from a 20 to a 14 bad?

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. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
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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?

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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What is the way to pierce your own septum?

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. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Dr. Michael Jaindl
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What could cause a dime sized hole in septum?

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
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How do I know if I have a debiated septum?

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
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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?

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. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Why does cocaine cause septum hole?

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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