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Is septum deviation operation painful?

Is septum deviation operation painful?

Like ANY surgery....: A lot depends on the specific patient and exactly what technique is being performed. ...Read more

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Can a septum deviation be associated with bad hearing?

Can a septum deviation be associated with bad hearing?

Deviated septum: nasal obstruction can be associated with hearing loss if there is associated eustachian tube dysfunction. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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My nostrils are asymmetrical, is this septum deviation and will surgery make them perfect?

My nostrils are asymmetrical, is this septum deviation and will surgery make them perfect?

Varies: probably just the way your genes worked! Occasional nasal birth trauma. Any other trauma? Any other nasal surgery. Nostrils can be quite variable even with midline normal nasal septum. Surgery may make equal but may also scar and retract. Talk with family and friends! Most folks are not focused on nostril size, inequality, or appearance?? ...Read more

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When is it right to operate on nasal septum deviation?

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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For how many days can I take clarinase (pseudoephedrine/loratadine) tabs, to decrease the congestion because of septum deviation (maximum days)?

For how many days can I take clarinase (pseudoephedrine/loratadine) tabs, to decrease the congestion because of septum deviation (maximum days)?

Antihistamines: You may take them indefininately, but thats like using a bandaid to correct your problem sooner orlater you will need surgery to correct your problem. ...Read more

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Left nose clogged all day without switching sides, only left. Septum deviation or another problem? (f, 32) thanks

Left nose clogged all day without switching sides, only left. Septum deviation or another problem? (f, 32) thanks

Could be: A septal deformity to the left could be your problem. The fact that it does not switch sides certainly suggests that you have an obstruction. However other possibilities are a nasal polyp, or other mass. You need to see an ENT doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...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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I have septum deviation and headache and facial ache, i feel like no energy and i quickly get tired, septoplasty can resolve the problem or what else?

I have septum deviation and headache and facial ache, i feel like no energy and i quickly get tired, septoplasty can resolve the problem or what else?

Septoplasty: Septoplasty can help address breathing problems associated with a deviated septum of the nose. It can also help with sleeping problems and sometimes snoring. For chronic sinus problems and headaches, you may need a medication regimen. See your doctor for more help. ...Read more

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What can cause septum deviation symptoms ?, my doctor tell me that I have nasal septum deviation i feel always nasal pain and dizziness...

What can cause septum deviation symptoms ?, my doctor tell me that I have nasal septum deviation i feel always nasal pain and dizziness...

Further evaluation: Septal deviation can cause many symptoms. The more common ones include blockage to nasal breathing, especially on one side, drainage from the nose, post nasal drainage(drainage into throat). The deviated septum may be associated with sinus inflammation which can worsen the above symptoms. The nasal pain can be a symptom of sinusitis and typically not from a deviated septum. Dizziness? Unrelated. ...Read more

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My nasal septum shows subtle deviation towards right side . is there need of surgery?

My nasal septum shows subtle deviation towards right side . is there need of surgery?

Maybe: If it is affecting your breathing, then it might be worth it. If you had never noticed it until it showed up on imaging, then it's likely you wouldn't notice any benefit. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What to do if I have chronic right nose blockage ..i had cat scan resulting in clear deviation septum and concha bullosa?

What to do if I have chronic right nose blockage ..i had cat scan resulting in clear deviation septum and concha bullosa?

Deviated septum: A deviates septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. surgery is the only treatment. ...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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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 it's cold or windy i can't breathe from one side of my nose. Do I have a deviation of the nasal septum?

When it's cold or windy i can't breathe from one side of my nose. Do I have a deviation of the nasal septum?

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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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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Is having a roman nose a sign of having deviated septum? What are the signs of deviation? Sometimes i hear a 'shh' sound while i'm breathing, is that?

Is having a roman nose a sign of having deviated septum? What are the signs of deviation? Sometimes i hear a 'shh' sound while i'm breathing, is that?

Septorhinoplasty: you need to have your nose examined. Be sure your surgeon is a board certified facial plastic surgeon with expertise in nasal procedures. ...Read more

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Hello Dr, I had nosal dripping, my MRI shows "Right Maxillary sinus mucosal thickening" & "deviation of nasal septum to right" what does this mean?

Sinusitis: You have thickening of the right maxillary sinus due to inflammation, likely infection in the sinus. Your nasal septum is the part that divides the two sides of your nose. When deviated it can cause excessive mucosal thickening and difficulty breathing, especially at night. I recommend you use Neil Med Sinus rinse as directed twice a day and consult an ENT specialist. ...Read more