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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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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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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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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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How can a child have a normal life if he has a hole in his septum (ventricle)?

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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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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Medicine to seal the hole in the intraventricular septum ?

Medicine to seal the hole in the intraventricular septum ?

'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

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What does it mean if your intraventricular septum is bellow the "normal" range in thickness? .72 CM (normal > .9 cm)

What does it mean if your intraventricular septum is bellow the "normal" range in thickness? .72 CM (normal > .9 cm)

Your size?: Heart size is related to the body size. It may be entirely normal for you. It would be prudent to discuss with your doctor who already should have this information. ...Read more

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Could getting your septum and dimples pierced hurt?

Could getting your septum and dimples pierced hurt?

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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