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How Common Is Being Born With A Deviated Septum
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Procedure: The doctor will inspect, and may use a speculum to see the deviation. ...Read more
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