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Exposed Cartilage Nostril
I have seen an ENT. Just wondering if trauma exposed cartilage in nostrils puts me at cancer risk. Nasal spray, blowing and picking caused trauma.
Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
Will exposed cartilage in my nostrils heal? Does it put me at risk for cancer? It is from history of allergies, too much blowing and picking.
Trauma: Nasal trauma/picking is a common cause of this problem. Also oxymetazoline (Afrin) overuse may result in septal erosion as well as intranasal drug use, autoimmune conditions, infections and tumors. Stop nasal picking. Saline gel or purified sesame oil can help. Septoplasty surgery and/or biopsy may be indicated. See an Otolaryngologist (ENT). ...Read more
Will exposed cartilage in the nostrils heal over time? It's from nasal spray use and trauma from blowing/picking. Using olive oil In nose. Will iheal
Usually: but only if you leave it alone. Any infection should also be treated. Be sure to aim your nasal sprays towards the side and not the middle of the nose. ...Read more
I had septoplasty 3 weeks ago. When i look up one nostril i see white, which to me looks like bone and/or cartilage. Is this normal?
Are the nostril parts of your nose (the part people get a nose piercing on. not the septum) considered soft tissue or cartilage or what?
3.5 wks after nose surgery I had a small accident where my nose was bumped. Now I see cartilage sticking out in one nostril. Will this fix itself?
Nasal Deformity: Greetings. Your new trauma is certainly reason to follow up with your surgeon. While some injuries may seem minor, it may have been enough force to displace the bony/ cartilage anatomy. Only your surgeon can predict whether the changes will heal with or without further treatments. ...Read more
Would an inverted papilloma in the nostril be easily distinguished from cartilage that may protrude?Dr. Thinks tiny thing on inner wall is cartilage.
I had a septoplasty/rhinoplasty two months ago with a cartilage graft at the tip. The tip is painfully swollen and i haveblister like things in my nostrils. What should I do?
Could cartilage in nostril be mistaken? Ent says thing in 1 side is cartilage.What else could it be,if anything? Would it be obvious if was a tumor?
Unlikely mistaken.: To reassure you, if a board certified ENT doctor evaluated your nostril and felt your concern was cartilage, it is highly unlikely to be anything else. It is common to see asymmetric cartilage bulges, bends, folds, etc. within the nostrils. It would be especially unlikely to be confused with a tumor. I only recommend that If you feel the site changes at all in the future, have it re-checked. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Saw Ent today about tiny thing in nostril-inner part of wall of nostril.He thinks it's my cartilage on that side.If it were a papilloma,could he tell?
I would think so: Since he was an ENT dr. who spent the majority of his post doctoral medical training learning all about the nose, he would be the expert who could tell you what the area of concern was in your nose and would be able to tell you if it was a papilloma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to break the cartilage in the nose by nostrils and it affect ur upper jaw when u blow or wipe ur nose?
Ent dr says thing I feel in my nose is just cartilage in that nostril.I should have asked him why I have only semirecently noticed.Can cartilage grow?
How, exactly, does a septoplasty fix a deviated septum? Does the surgeon take off some cartilate from the side with the smaller nostril? Actually cut off and move the whole septum? I'm confused and don't really understand the explanations i've read.
A standard septoplasty usually involves removing the deviated cartilage and bone that makes up the septum. The remaining cartilage and bone that is not deviated is left alone. The skin lining on either side of the septum is then sutured to itself so you still have an intact wall to separate both side of your nose.
If the septum is deviated toward the outer edge near where the nostrils start the a different approach is needed since this cartilage can't just be cut out. Depending on the situation and surgeon preference the cartilage in that area can be repositioned or rebuilt. I tend to do the later (caudal septal reconstrution) if the deviation is relatively significant as i feel it gives better long term results. ...Read more
Exposed cartilage?: If this is the case, please seek prompt medical attention. ...Read more
Slight swelling of nose. Feels like extra cartilage in tip. Tip Softer/puffier than used to be. No other symptoms. ?
needed...How and When did you notice this "change"
Google "Body Dysmorphia"...just a thought.
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Why does my cartilage around my thyroid move when i move my head or im laying down and move my head quickly ? Is that normal? Or is it broken or something
Sounds normal to me but any time you are concerned by this it would be wise to see your doctor.
If something wrong is indeed found your doctor will take care of you.
If there is nothing wrong you will be pleased. ...Read more