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Always have white hard bumps on septum with recurrent sores that are painful. Both nostrils, though left is worse. What could this be?

Always have white hard bumps on septum with recurrent sores that are painful. Both nostrils, though left is worse. What could this be?

Sores in Nose: The white hard bumps could be milia which are superficial cysts under the skin. Sores in the nose are usually caused be a bacteria called staph. Prescription topical Mupirocin applied inside the nose is helpful for this skin condition. ...Read more

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Have bilateral concha bullosa on left,hypertrophied right inferior turbinate,deviated nasal septum.2 swollen nodes on front nd bck of right ear..why?

Have bilateral concha bullosa on left,hypertrophied right inferior turbinate,deviated nasal septum.2 swollen nodes on front nd bck of right ear..why?

Anatomy: Concha bullosae are enlarged middle turbinates, which is a variant type of anatomy, causing nasal obstruction. Enlarged inferior turbinates also cause difficulty breathing. A deviated septum is a crooked divider between the right and left nostrils, also causing difficulty breathing. Swollen nodes might be a reaction to a recent or chronic infection. See an otolaryngologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a "questionable cyst of the septum pellucidum" it's 3.0cm(ap) x 1.3cm(transverse) x 3.4cm(right to left) is that a big deal?

I have a "questionable cyst of the septum pellucidum"  it's 3.0cm(ap) x 1.3cm(transverse) x 3.4cm(right to left)  is that a big deal?

Cyst: Cyst within in the septum pellucidum are actually not uncommon. The size you are describing though is not "questionable" it is large so a neurologist or neurosurgeon would needed to evaluate it based on your symptoms to decide if surgical treatment is needed. ...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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Atrial septum defects: right to left shunt, what is all this?

Atrial septum defects: right to left shunt, what is all this?

ASD: Usually with an atrial septal defect the blood flow or shunt goes from left to right, however, in some situations when there is pulmonary hypertension the shunting goes from right to left. The problem with that is it causes some of the blood to bypass the lungs and not get the oxygen needed to bring to the tissues. ...Read more

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Meaning of left ventricle is prominent with mild hypertrophy of interventricular septum and risk thereof.

Meaning of left ventricle is prominent with mild hypertrophy of interventricular septum and risk thereof.

Hypertrophic Heart: Hypertrophy means the walls of ventricle are enlarged and may be encroaching on the inside chamber of the ventricle. This can inhibit outflow of blood to the body, which can be serious. There is medication which can help this, and sometimes a cardiac procedure may be necessary. It is very important to maintain good follow up with your doctor for appropriate treatment. ...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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What procedures are available for 'patching' a perforated septum (quite large) left from surgery for a deviated septum?

What procedures are available for 'patching' a perforated septum (quite large) left from surgery for a deviated septum?

Perforated septum: the options for treating a perforated septum are wearing a septal button to block the hole or to undergo surgical repair. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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PET scan said: On FDG images, there is diffuse FDG uptake throughout the left ventricle wall including the septum. What does that mean?

PET scan said: 
On FDG images, there is diffuse FDG uptake throughout the left ventricle wall including the septum. 
What does that mean?

Need more informatio: You need to give us your medical history and explain the reason for doing a PET scan? Did you have chest pain or suspicion of heart disease?. What did your doctor tell you about the meaning of your PET scan report? FDG uptake is normal for the heart....lack of it might indicate a scar or damage to the heart muscle...but you do not seem to have that problem. ...Read more

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What does left ventricular size is normal with hypokensia of anterior septum and anterior wall with ef=40% actually mean? I had a quad bypass 7yrs ago

What does left ventricular size is normal with hypokensia of anterior septum and anterior wall with ef=40% actually mean? I had a quad bypass 7yrs ago

Indicates that: You left main heart chamber is normal in size but you do have some areas in heart that do not contract as strong which may represent an area that probable suffered an injury or infarction in the past. Also when your pumps out blood from left ventricule the amount pumped out is reduced somewhat. Discuss with your cardiologist the current status of your condition. ...Read more

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PET scan said for sarcoidosis: On FDG images, there is diffuse FDG uptake throughout the left ventricle wall including the septum. What does that mean?

PET scan said for sarcoidosis: On FDG images, there is diffuse FDG uptake throughout the left ventricle wall including the septum. What does that mean?

Ask your doc...: FDG-enhanced PET/CT is to show the unusual increase or decrease in glucose metabolism at certain areas of the body especially inside a mass - before or after drug treatment. Based on the features and distribution of FDG imaging enhancement as defined from experience, a diagnosis can be drawn; of course, biopsy is ultimate means for confirmation. So, ask doc - treating or radiologist timely. ...Read more

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For 2--3 week, i saw fresh blood regularly from left nostril often when using tissue, to clean, i know its coming from septum lining, possib causes pls?

Nasal bleeding: Nasal bleeding or epistaxis is usually caused by blood vessels irritated on the nasal septum lining but should be evaluated by an ENT to be sure no other cause of nasal bleeding is present. Moisture with saline gels will likely take care of the problem if it is mild septal dryness or irritation. ...Read more

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"ct scan of my wife age 41, says ovareies show cyst of size 83x62mm on left & 64x44 on right with fine septum." ?

"ct scan of my wife age 41, says ovareies show cyst of size 83x62mm on left & 64x44 on right with fine septum."

  
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Get an MRI: Most of these cysts will be benign and never cause problems. However, these cysts are somewhat large and MRI is best able to demonstrate whether they have benign or concerning characteristics. See reference: radiology: volume 256: number 3, september 2010. ...Read more

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My septum is deviated to the left and blocks Flonase from getting fully up in sinuses.Can I add a few sprays of Flonase into my Nettie pot w/saline?

My septum is deviated to the left and blocks Flonase from getting fully up in sinuses.Can I add a few sprays of Flonase into my Nettie pot w/saline?

Won't work: If you believe the deviated septum is in the way of the flonase spray reaching up to your nasal cavity, then you're not taking it right to start with. You should direct the nozzle inside your nose backwards and towards your ear not towards your septum and not towards your eyes,adding the medicines to the saline in the neti pot won't be of value due to dilution and will be rinsed,it's meant to stay ...Read more

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I have a deviated septum on the left side of my nose that covers up 50-75% of my nasal passage, & I want to have it fixed. Will it affect my singing?

I have a deviated septum on the left side of my nose that covers up 50-75% of my nasal passage, & I want to have it fixed. Will it affect my singing?

No: Theoretically, it could change the resonance of your voice, but not likely any significant change. See an ENT doc or facial plastic surgeon for consultation. ...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

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