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How common is being born with a deviated septum?

How common is being born with a deviated septum?

VERY COMMON.: Deviated septums are extremely common and are more the norm then the exception. However, it will only cause obstruction in a small percentage of patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Deviated Nasal Septum (Definition)

A deviated nasal septum is a clinical finding in which the middle hard part of the nose is not centrally located but instead has shifted to one side of the face, typically ...Read more


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Is it possible to get free rhinoplasty if you were born with a deviated septum?

Is it possible to get free rhinoplasty if you were born with a deviated septum?

No: This is insurance fraud. Septoplasty is medically necessary. Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic operation. If you have both at the same time, you need to pay for the rhinoplasty aspect of the surgery. ...Read more

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Are people born with a deviated septum or can it be caused by severe/chronic sinus infection?

Are people born with a deviated septum or can it be caused by severe/chronic sinus infection?

Deviated septum: It is rare to be born with a deviated septum. If someone were, it would most likely be related to birth trauma. Deviated septums usually are caused by rapid growth during adolescence. Another common cause is trauma. Sinus infections are not generally considered a cause of a deviated septum, but a deviated septum can clearly contribute to a sinus infection. Recommend seeing an ENT specialist ...Read more

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Does "deviated septum" mean something got broken long ago, or can you be born with it?

Does "deviated septum" mean something got broken long ago, or can you be born with it?

Either way: A deviated septum is simply crooked or displaced bone and cartilage inside the nose. This can be caused by trauma but many times forms during growth and development of the nose. Some times surgery can be helpful to straighten a deviated septum and improve breathing through the nose. ...Read more

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I have a deviated septum in my nose. Is this a congenital defect and/or heritable?

I have a deviated septum in my nose. Is this a congenital defect and/or heritable?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is a common issue. It can be caused by trauma, position in utero and even during the birth process. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist ...Read more

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Can a deviated septum be common?

Can a deviated septum be common?

Very common: The nasal cartilage in the midline of the nose is the nasal septum. As such, it is the most common site for injury and is the structure of the mid-portion of the face that is most likely to be involved in trauma. Having a perfectly straight septum is rare. Almost everybody has had some minor or major injury to the front of his/her nose resulting in some deviation of the septal cartilage. ...Read more

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What are common causes of a deviated nasal septum?

What are common causes of a deviated nasal septum?

Trauma: A septum can naturally grow to one side or the other and a trauma can deviate the septum. Either way the septum that is supposed to be straight and in the middle is blocking the airway on one side or the other and rarely on both sides. ...Read more

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Does deviated septum hurt?

Does deviated septum hurt?

Usually not: Symptoms of a significantly deviated septum usually include nasal obstruction. I have not seen pain as a prominent symptom. ...Read more

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What is a deviated septum?

What is a deviated septum?

Divides nose : The septum is a latin word for wall and the nasal septum is the wall made if cartilage, bone and mucosa that divides tyler nose into the right and left halves. All septums are deviated but they may be deviated to the point where they can obstruct one side of the nose and block air passage as well as increase the risk of sinusitis in which case surgery may be contemplated. ...Read more

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