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If one of my nostrils is larger than the other, do I have a deviated septum? What are the symptoms of a deviated septum?

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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Perhaps

A deviated septum is simply crooked cartilage and bone in the septum which is the divider inside your nose.
If the very end of the cartilage is displaced it can alter the size of the nostril opening but sometime it is due to the nostril itself. This can usually be corrected with surgery. You should consult with a facial plastic or ENT surgeon to discuss that.

In brief: Perhaps

A deviated septum is simply crooked cartilage and bone in the septum which is the divider inside your nose.
If the very end of the cartilage is displaced it can alter the size of the nostril opening but sometime it is due to the nostril itself. This can usually be corrected with surgery. You should consult with a facial plastic or ENT surgeon to discuss that.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Could be

A deviated septum may have no symptorms at all.
It may cause audible breathing or inflow obstruction and possibly sinusitis.

In brief: Could be

A deviated septum may have no symptorms at all.
It may cause audible breathing or inflow obstruction and possibly sinusitis.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Deviated septum

A deviated septum may cause asymmetry of the nostrils.
It can also cause symptoms of nasal obstruction. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,

In brief: Deviated septum

A deviated septum may cause asymmetry of the nostrils.
It can also cause symptoms of nasal obstruction. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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