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I have permanent extremely inflamed inferior turbinates (due an operation), does this explain why my snoring has gotten so very much worse?

I have permanent extremely inflamed inferior turbinates (due an operation), does this explain why my snoring has gotten so very much worse?

Not necessarily.: Snoring is caused by partial obstruction of your airway combined with vibration of airway soft tissues. Nasal congestion, enlarged tonsils and excess soft tissue in the back of the throat can all contribute to snoring. Lying on your back can aggravate the problem. I see that your nasal inflammation is being treated. But you should address these other possibilities with your physician. ...Read more

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I have permanent extremely inflamed inferior turbinates (due an operation), does this explain why my eating (closed-mouthed) has become so loud?

I have permanent extremely inflamed inferior turbinates (due an operation), does this explain why my eating (closed-mouthed) has become so loud?

Get a second opinion: tgat will be most valuable so you can demonstrate what you mean to assess if it's really causing the noise or not, preferably a sinus surgeon. You need a second opinion here to know for sure. ...Read more

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Just found out 2day I have to have my inferior turbinates reduced (plus a septoplasty). What exactly happens during the turbinate part of the surgery?

Just found out 2day I have to have my inferior turbinates reduced (plus a septoplasty). What exactly happens during the turbinate part of the surgery?

Turbinates: There are many different procedures to reduce turbinate hypertrophy, The goal is to reduce hypertrophied tissue while maintaining the mucosal surface, as the turbinates serve an important function. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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I had small procedure for enlarged turbinates but didn't help, is it ok to have submuc resection of inferior turbinates after having radiofrequency?

I had small procedure for enlarged turbinates but didn't help, is it ok to have submuc resection of inferior turbinates after having radiofrequency?

Turbinates: There are many different procedures to reduce turbinate hypertrophy, The goal is to reduce hypertrophied tissue while maintaining the mucosal surface, as the turbinates serve an important function. Sometimes a repeat procedure can be necessary. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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I ve chronic swelling of middle & inferior turbinate, ve many symptoms, does use of inhalors that r given 4 asthma also reduce turbinate swelling too?

I ve chronic swelling of middle & inferior turbinate, ve many  symptoms, does  use of inhalors that r given 4 asthma also reduce turbinate swelling too?

Unlikely: Unless the medications for asthma are of the nebulized form, it is highly unlikely that the asthma medications are affecting the turbinates. There is always a little deposition since the nasal and oral airways are connected, but back wash is minimal. ...Read more

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What is submucous resection of inferior turbinates? Please explain procedure, thanks:)

What is submucous resection of inferior turbinates? Please explain procedure, thanks:)

Turbinates: There are many different procedures to reduce turbinate hypertrophy, The goal is to reduce hypertrophied tissue while maintaining the mucosal surface, as the turbinates serve an important function. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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I have permanent extremely inflamed inferior turbinates (due an operation) does this explain why my breath can smell dispite getting 3ltrs water daily?

I have permanent extremely inflamed inferior turbinates (due an operation) does this explain why my breath can smell dispite getting 3ltrs water daily?

Halitosis can be fr: your mouth bacteria, or abscesses tooth, or infection close by, or small bowel dysbiosis, or something else. Get it checked out. May need to see your dentist too. ...Read more

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Cut inside both my nostrils around the inferior turbinate bone, for almost a year. Scabs over, thn becomes fresh again. Smoker, stopped 4 months back?

Cut inside both my nostrils around the inferior turbinate bone, for almost a year. Scabs over, thn becomes fresh again. Smoker, stopped 4 months back?

Culture it: The first thing that came to my mind was an overgrowth of a bacteria called Staphylcoccus Aureus. Of course without examining and culturing it is not possible to make a diagnosis for sure. ...Read more

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What does this mean?? Gentle deviation of the nasal septum to the right. Bilateral inferior turbinate hypertrophy, likely artifactually accentuated by

What does this mean??
Gentle deviation of the nasal septum to the right. Bilateral inferior turbinate hypertrophy, likely artifactually accentuated by

Swollen nose: It means that your nasal septum is likely normal and the obstruction is from swelling of the nasal turbinate- If the swelling is seasonal , then allergy is the likely cause. If it is not, then one need to consider other probabilities as well. Since you didn't complete the sentence accentuated by ...., can't answer this part of your question. ...Read more

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I am 13days post op septoplasty/inferior turbinate reduction- i woke up with tightness & slight discomfort at tip & bottom of nose. What's wrong?

I am 13days post op septoplasty/inferior turbinate  reduction- i woke up with tightness & slight discomfort at tip & bottom of nose. What's wrong?

Edema.: Most likely edema from your surgery. Please followup with your surgeon to evaluate other treatable causes. In addition, try elevating the head of your bed or sleeping on several pillows. ...Read more

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My NCCT says S shped deviated nasal septum with mocusal hyprtrphy of bilateral inferior turbinate. I can breathe just fine is surgery required ? Thanx

My NCCT says S shped deviated nasal septum with mocusal hyprtrphy of bilateral inferior turbinate. I can breathe just fine is surgery required ? Thanx

I have some question: What is NCCT? If this is a type of specialist you went to see, why did you go to see him/her? What symptoms, if any, do you have from your Nose or sinuses? If you have no symptoms, you should not have to go to see your doctor for anything, surgery included ...Read more

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Apart from blocked nose and sneezing, what will happen if the moderate hypertrophy of my inferior turbinates is left untreated?

Apart from blocked nose and sneezing, what will happen if the moderate hypertrophy of my inferior turbinates is left untreated?

Blocked nose: Enlarged turbinate reduces airflow but may also block sinus drainage making you more prone to get sinusitis. If the nasal opening is less than 50% block, you may or may not need treatment if there are no other complications. ...Read more

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For years I've had inflamed inferior turbinates. I'm now scheduled for a CT scan prior to an op. Can I get a Magnetic Resonance instead? Is it safer?

For years I've had inflamed inferior turbinates. I'm now scheduled for a CT scan prior to an op. Can I get a Magnetic Resonance instead? Is it safer?

You can: MRI of the sinus tissue is perfectly fine to evaluate the tissues and sinuses. It is safe. CT is safe as long as not in excess. CT will better show the bones. Either are excellent ways to look at sinuses ...Read more

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I have permanent extremely inflamed inferior turbinates (due an operation), does this explain why my ears always make crackling noises when I swallow?

I have permanent extremely inflamed inferior turbinates (due an operation), does this explain why my ears always make crackling noises when I swallow?

Maybe: If you have chronic nasal congestion this might explain it. I am not sure why an operation would cause permanently inflamed turbinates. The condition that usually causes cracking is the retention of fluid in the eustachian tube..The end is usually inflamed from the lymph tissue irritation and then this causes closure. You need more info from your ent. ...Read more

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Deviated nasal septum with adhesion inferior turbinate at right side.Eustachiantube dyesfunction, is turbinate reduction only useful or with septoplas?

Deviated nasal septum with adhesion inferior turbinate at right side.Eustachiantube dyesfunction, is turbinate reduction only useful or with septoplas?

Turbinate Reduction: Hello. The answer to your question depends on your intranasal anatomy. If your septum is surgically corrected, then your turbinates may need attention because the altered septal anatomy may create a new problem with enlarged turbinates. I address both at the time of surgery. Review these questions with your ENT surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 11 days post op from a septoplasty/inferior turbinate reduction and i noticed a white thing sticking out on roof of inside of one nostril?

I am 11 days post op from a septoplasty/inferior turbinate reduction and i noticed a white thing sticking out on roof of inside of one nostril?

Internal splint: Check with your doctor. Many use internal splints that can be seen in your nostril. This is nothing to worry about. If it is eroding through the skin you need to see your surgeon immediately, because it needs to be removed. ...Read more

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