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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.
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What this mean? CT scan There is a right sided concha bullosa involving the right middle turbinate. The nasal septum is midline.

What this mean? CT scan There is a right sided concha bullosa involving the right middle turbinate. The nasal septum is midline.

Concha bullosa: This is an air pocket in the middle turbinate. Turbinates warm and humidifies the air you breathe. This anatomical deviation along with turbinate enlargement can lead to sinus blockage. This can predispose to sinus infections. ...Read more

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My xray report says no definite fracture is seen. Nasal septum is close to midline. What does this mean in English? I understand my nose is not broken

My xray report says no definite fracture is seen. Nasal septum is close to midline. What does this mean in English? I understand my nose is not broken

In a perfect world-: -the nasal septum is in the middle or midline. In your case there's a little deviation to 1side or the other. Could be from the injury or can be a deviation of normal & not to worry. If you hit or was hit on the nose, it can still be very bruised and colorful but needs no treatment unless there is significant change later in recovery or have respiratory effects. ...Read more

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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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How does having hole in nasal septum change things?

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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What are the signs of a perforated nasal septum?

What are the signs of a perforated nasal septum?

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

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What are the chances of a recurring deviated nasal septum?

What are the chances of a recurring deviated nasal septum?

Uncommon: Recurrence of septal deviation is uncommon, but does happen occasionally due to the healing processes involved. Discuss this with your doctor befoer surgery. ...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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Is a Nasal Septum Perforation Bad?

Is a Nasal Septum Perforation Bad?

NASAL PERFORATION: Yes NASAL PERFORATION is serious. The top causes are nose picking and cocaine use. You need a full exam and ENT consult with nasal endoscopy and CT scan. Surgery is normally required. Please get prompt attention! ...Read more

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What happens during a nasal septum repair?

What happens during a nasal septum repair?

Opens nasal airway: A deviated septum is crooked cartilage and bone inside the nose that causes blockage of the airway. The surgery involves straightening or perhaps some removal of the obstructing structures. This is typically all done from the inside without any visible scars. ...Read more

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What is a deviated nasal septum caused by?

Genetics, Trauma: Deviated septum is either caused by some form of nose trauma at any point in life, but it can also be caused by you inherited genes.
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What are the symptoms of a deviated nasal septum?

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

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Deviated nasal septum (right side), what to do?

Deviated nasal septum (right side), what to do?

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

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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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