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What should I expect after a uppp, tonsil removal, septoplasty and tongue coblation surgeries? What side effects or sensations? Thanks.

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

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Septoplasty (Definition)

Altering the anatomy of the septum for improvement in breathing or appearance of nose. See ...Read more


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I have pain, redness, and swelling on the right side of my nose that has got progressivley worse after my septoplasty. What is happening?

I have pain, redness, and swelling on the right side of my nose that has got progressivley worse after my septoplasty. What is happening?

Thanks for asking!: Not sure when the surgery was done, but I certainly recommend calling your surgeon to have that checked. ...Read more

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After one year of septoplasty. Right nose blockage open when sleep on left side is it related to adenoids or what?

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

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Septoplasty/Turbinate reduction 2 years ago-still constant significant crusting. 1 side of nose blocked again. Empty Nose Syndrome? Is there treatment

Septoplasty/Turbinate reduction 2 years ago-still constant significant crusting. 1 side of nose blocked again. Empty Nose Syndrome? Is there treatment

Need followup exam: Nasal crusting after surgery can mean several things depending on the original indication for surgery. There can be treatment for crusting however. ...Read more

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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!

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

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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.

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

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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..

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: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How long should one wait before starting to smoke again after functional endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty? Effects of smoking after a week?

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

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What amount would septoplasty cost?

Varies: Varies with insurance coverage, geographic region, in office or surgery center, general or local anesthesia. surgeon.
See ENT doc for this procedure.
Cheapest not necessarily best. ...Read more

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Is there a test done for a septoplasty?

Exam, imaging: Exam plus xrays or CT scan.
See ENT doc for this procedure. ...Read more

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Can anyone have perfomed a septoplasty?

Mostly: Mostly. Limitations would be age (wait until growth complete) and general health.
See ENT doc for septoplasty. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: septoplasty?

Altering: Altering the anatomy of the septum for improvement in breathing or appearance of nose.
See ENT doc for procedure ...Read more

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Will septoplasty cure my snoring?

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

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When can I sleep normally after septoplasty?

When can I sleep normally after septoplasty?

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

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Do I have to quit taekwondo after septoplasty?

Septoplasty: You just need to heal properly and then you can return to your normal activity. Follow your doctor's directions with regards to resumption of activity. ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of septoplasty?

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

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How long after septoplasty should my head be elevated?

72 hours adequate: I typically recommend that people sleep on a few pillows and ice the eyes and nose for the first three days. Swelling tends to peak during this period and then begins to decline. ...Read more

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Had septoplasty surgery 10 days ago can I use a netti pot?

Had septoplasty surgery 10 days ago can I use a netti pot?

Yes: Actually very helpful to clear crusts and help with dryness. ...Read more

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Do you think it could be bad to do cocaine if I had a septoplasty done?

Do you think it could be bad to do cocaine if I had a septoplasty done?

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

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What to do if I'm getting a septoplasty and turbinectomy soon. Advice or comments?

Read preop papers: If you are having septorhinoplasty soon, the I assume you have schedulled for surgery. If so, recommend reading all the preoperative and post op. Instructions and familiarize yourself with this surgery so that you know what to expect. ...Read more

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Had septoplasty surgery 7 days ago still really stuffed up. Is this normal?

Had septoplasty surgery 7 days ago still really stuffed up. Is this normal?

Not unusual: This may be due to postoperative edema.After using decongestant if it does not settle you should contact your operating surgeon. ...Read more

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I just had a septoplasty two weeks ago. My breathing has not improved. Is this normal?

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