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5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left?

5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It describes a situation when the cartilagenous/bony wall that divides the two nostrils is not midline. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring & even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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How does having hole in nasal septum change things?

Depends on size...: Hi. Small holes can be asymptomatic or can whistle when you breath. Medium size holes can cause nose bleeds and crusting. Larger holes can cause symptoms of nasal airway obstruction or may even result in collapse of the nasal bridge causing a saddle nose deformity. ...Read more

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5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left. Is this serious?

5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left. Is this serious?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It describes a situation when the cartilagenous/bony wall that divides the two nostrils is not midline. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring & even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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When is it right to operate on nasal septum deviation?

If it bothers you: If the nasal septum deviation is bothersome and you have difficulty breathing, it may be time to have it fixed. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a nasal septum midline is it serious and does need surgery or I should be concerned?

I have been diagnosed with a nasal septum midline is it serious and does need surgery or I should be concerned?

Nasal septum: A midline nasal septum should not cause a problem by itself. Serious? Surgery? Concerned? No, you must have your doctor explain in detail what concerns, if any, are present. Only then should you be a little worried or not worried at all. Many folks have had broken noses without issues. ...Read more

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My dr tell me that I have nasal septum deviation...At the morning the is no pain in nose but the pain get worsen at afternoon and night...Why?

My dr tell me that I have nasal septum deviation...At the morning the is no pain in nose but the pain get worsen at afternoon and night...Why?

Deviated septum: Is unlikely to be the source. Very rarely, with severe deviation and presence of a septal spur, you could experience pain in your ocular or maxillary region on the same side as the spur, and this can be accentuated with congestion, sinus mucosal thickening due to upper respiratory infections or allergies. Ent evaluation and possible septoplasty are indicated. ...Read more

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What is a deviated nasal septum?

What is a deviated nasal septum?

Septum=wall in nose: Septum is the latin word for wall and the nasal septum is the wall that divides the right side of the nasal cavity from the left. When it is deviated it shifts to one side or the other. If severe, it can alter. Slow or obstruct the flow of air on one side or the other. ...Read more

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What is a perforated nasal septum?

What is a perforated nasal septum?

Hole in the nose: This can be due to trauma, a history if nose bleeds or cauderization, previous nasal surgery and sometimes an autoimmune disorder or even a malignancy(cancer). You should be evaluated by an ent! ...Read more

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