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Nasal Septum Cancer
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
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Bleeding and crustin: The signs of a perforated (hole in) nasal septum include nasal obstruction, scabbing, bleeding, and maybe noisy breathing. To prevent scabbing and bleeding, use saline nasal spray frequently. Keep a vaporizer in your bedroom to use at night. Go see an ENT to get a complete nasal exam. ...Read more
Nasal blockage: The most common symptom of a deviated septum is blockage of the nasal passages. This usually affects one side more than the other and never goes away. If you suffer from constant nasal blockage then you should be evaluated by a qualified ENT surgeon. ...Read more
See an ENT: A deviated septum only needs to be fixed if it is causing significant symptoms, typically nasal obstruction. Obviously, the term "signficant symptoms" is subjective and worth discussing with an ENT physician. ...Read more
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
Deviated Septum: A deviated nasal septum can make it more difficult to breathe through the nose and can make the nose look crooked. The breathing problem can be helped by surgery to remove or straighten the deviated septum. Health insurance may pay for this. Surgery can also be done to improve a crooked nose. This is a cosmetic procedure that most health insurance companies do not pay for. ...Read more
Not much: Most of my patients complain of nose soreness rather than pain. There is some stuffiness and congestion that accompanies the recovery, but there should not be much pain. I should note that I do not use nasal packing after septoplasty...This was routinely done in years past and that nasal packing was quite painful. With these newer techniques, recovery is usually mild. ...Read more
Septoplasty: Deviated nasal septum can result in nasal airway obstruction that can cause snorring, sore throat and discomfort in long running. Correction entails septoplasty, which is removal of the obstructing segment of the septum - so called - septoplasty. Very often, nasal obstruction involves also turbinate hypertrophy. This necessitate partial turbinectomy. Otherwise, the airway can still be obstructed. ...Read more
No: A deviated septum is a structural problem. Unaware of any natural remedy to remodel the nasal septum. ...Read more
Definition: A nasal septum that is not straight. One that bends and can obstruct the nasal airway. ...Read more
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
No: You win the best question of the month award. No it cannot. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with a nasal septum midline is it serious and does need surgery or I should be concerned?
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
Better breathing: The best and most desirable side effect of nasal septum surgery is an improved ability to breath. That's the goal. Secondarily, your nose will have a straighter appearance. On the negative side. You can have no improvement in your airway, an persistent runny nose from poorly performed turbinate surgery or even a hole in your septum. These things shoud be rare in the hands of a good plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Septoplasty: The operation to correct a deviated- or crooked- nasal septum is called a septoplasty. The operation is done from inside the nose and should help improve the breathing space inside the nose. If the outside of the nose is also crooked, you may also need a rhinoplasty operation to straighten the outside of the nose. This would be called a septorhinoplasty. ...Read more