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Side Effects Of Septoplasty And Conchoplasty
What should I expect after a uppp, tonsil removal, septoplasty and tongue coblation surgeries? What side effects or sensations? Thanks.
Swelling: Surgery on the throat may result in massive swelling. Your surgeon will provide you with instructions to minimize the swelling and pain; these instructions should be followed closely. It is likely that medications will be administered during surgery to treat this as well as pain medications prescribed postoperatively. A mechanical soft diet is also likely to advised. Take it easy for 10 days. ...Read more
How long after septoplasty can I sleep on my side? That's my normal position, and I have trouble spending the whole night on my back. Also, even if I start on my back, I usually end up on my side by morning. Would that be bad for getting good results afte
Did septoplasty 3 week ago. Lt side dns, rt side concha bulossa. Still can't breathe from rt side. Pressure on rt side. What to do?
Septoplasty: There may be swelling present intranasally. Have your surgeon examine your nose on your next postop visit. ...Read more
I have pain, redness, and swelling on the right side of my nose that has got progressivley worse after my septoplasty. What is happening?
After one year of septoplasty. Right nose blockage open when sleep on left side is it related to adenoids or what?
Need endonasal exam: Such a situation may warrant further examination. The septoplasty surgery may not have completely corrected septal deviations. But there are other significant endonasal (inside nasal cavity) structures that could effect breathing - namely the turbinate bones along the lateral endonasal wall or yes, the adenoids. Further, there is a natural nasal cycle which swells and "de-swells" the nose daily. ...Read more
I did septoplasty. Lt side nasal septum deviated and rt sideconcha bulossa. Surgeon just do something left side nothing do rt side. Pressure rt side?
Talk to your surgeon: If you are having symptoms, ask your surgeon to examine your nose at your next postop visit. ...Read more
Septoplasty/Turbinate reduction 2 years ago-still constant significant crusting. 1 side of nose blocked again. Empty Nose Syndrome? Is there treatment
Did septoplasty 3 week ago. Lt side dns and rt side concha. In operation docs just repaired nasal septum. Now breathing problm from rt side. Pls help!
Inferior turbinate: Without visualizing your nose, it is impossible to identify the problem. A concha bullosa had to be determined with a cat scan so your surgeon may have seen that and reported it to you. The most common cause of nasal obstruction on the side opposite to the deviation is an enlarged or engorged inferior turbinate. Sometimes with a septoplasty, the inferior turbinate also has to be reduced in size. ...Read more
Septoplasty scheduled for Sept 25. Will I be able to sleep on my side? Can anything be done to help if I have trouble sleeping? Have apnea/CPAP user.
How do you sleep now: If you're a side sleeper prior to the surgery then, I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to do the same after. But, as with all things surgical, it's best to ask YE who MANIPULATES and HOLDS YE BLADE in their STERILE LITTLE HANDS (i.e. ask the surgeon before Sandman puts you to bed & you'll have even a better answer than mine). Sleeping comfortably AFTER? . Cross bridge when time comes. ...Read more
Scheduled for septoplasty. Did not tell doc that when I inhale, the nostril on that side collapses inward. Is that even relevant information?
Nose: Yes. The procedure may have to be changed to address that problem as well. Call the doctor ...Read more
How, exactly, does a septoplasty fix a deviated septum? Does the surgeon take off some cartilate from the side with the smaller nostril? Actually cut off and move the whole septum? I'm confused and don't really understand the explanations I've read..
A standard septoplasty usually involves removing the deviated cartilage and bone that makes up the septum. The remaining cartilage and bone that is not deviated is left alone. The skin lining on either side of the septum is then sutured to itself so you still have an intact wall to separate both side of your nose.
If the septum is deviated toward the outer edge near where the nostrils start the a different approach is needed since this cartilage can't just be cut out. Depending on the situation and surgeon preference the cartilage in that area can be repositioned or rebuilt. I tend to do the later (caudal septal reconstrution) if the deviation is relatively significant as I feel it gives better long term results. ...Read more
Me 20.I don't hv nasal obstruction/headache bt on pns xray spur found on r.Side nose doc advised for septoplasty, also hv allergic rhinitis, wt shud I do?
See alllergist: These may be all related to allergy. Unless the spur is obstructing your passages permanently, surgery would not make much difference. Even if you have the surgery, your allergic problem would not go away. Get a 2nd opinion before you go for the surgery. If you have access to an allergist, go see one. In the meanwhile, make sure that you are aiming the nasal spray towards the side of the nose. ...Read more
The right side of my nose/sinus is almost always blocked. It affects my sleep. I breathe through/have dry mouth. I lose my voice easily. I have already had two septoplasty/turbinate reductions. Ideas?
Nasal Valve: Hello. The problem with breathing thru your nose may be related to a decrease in the nasal valve. This is in the upper nostril area and a major limiting factor for nasal breathing. Ask your surgeon or get a second opinion regarding your nasal airway. Allergy, sinusitis and non allergic rhinitis may also be to blame. ...Read more
How long should one wait before starting to smoke again after functional endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty? Effects of smoking after a week?
DON'T DO IT!!!: For crying out loud! Why would you even want to start smoking again if you were able to stop for 3 weeks?!?! it's the single worst thing you can do for your health! It shortens life, causes horrible diseases and makes you stink. It's expensive and leads to early senility, impotence and wrinkles. I will never tell someone to resume smoking! U might not even need sx if you hadn't smoked! ...Read more
Altering the anatomy of the septum for improvement in breathing or appearance of nose.
See ENT doc for procedure ...Read more
Not always: If your snoring is due to a restricted NASAL airway, then septoplasty may be beneficial. In many other instances this is due to condtiins with the soft palate, tongue, jaw or or pharynx which are not addressed at the time of septoplasty. A sleep study may be necessary in addition to a history and thorough physical examination. ...Read more
Will vary w surgery: The post op recommendations will, vary with the nature of the procedure and your swelling. While you may be able to sleep normally soon after surgery, this will depend on what was performed. If external manipulation of the nasal skeleton was performed, special precautions may be recommended for more than 6 weeks to avoid displacing the delicately aligned structures. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
Septoplasty: Septoplasty when indicated is an excellent way to improve your breathing through your nose. While the septum is often manipulated during rhinoplasty, a functional septoplasty should not change the appearance of the nose- that's what a rhinoplasty is intended to do. Septoplasty risks are related to healing of the membranes over the septum, and can include bleeding, scarring or septal perforation. ...Read more
Yes: Actually very helpful to clear crusts and help with dryness. ...Read more
Cocaine problems: Cocaine has numerous side effects above and beyond the well known habit forming nature of the substance including cardiac rhythm abnormalities as well as constriction of blood supply especially in the nose where it comes into direct contact with the septum. During surgery this is beneficial to limit bleeding but prolonged use afterwards compromises healing and leads to perforations. ...Read more
It depends: After nasal septoplasty surgery it is normal to have some swelling for a few weeks and even months. This swelling causes nasal congestion. You should see your surgeon to be certain you do not have a more serious problem such as a hematoma- which is a collection of blood inside the septum that can lead to infection or cartilage damage. ...Read more