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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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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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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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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