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How to tell if I have a deviated septum or vpi?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Different Symptoms

Deviated septum will cause nasal obstruction and difficulty breathing on side or the other or maybe both.
Vpi is causes too much air to go throuth the nose (you might even get some food or fluid go into your nose when you eat or drink). An ENT will be able to quickly tell you which one you have if the above doesnt help.

In brief: Different Symptoms

Deviated septum will cause nasal obstruction and difficulty breathing on side or the other or maybe both.
Vpi is causes too much air to go throuth the nose (you might even get some food or fluid go into your nose when you eat or drink). An ENT will be able to quickly tell you which one you have if the above doesnt help.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: See an ENT

A deviated septum is typically evaluated by nasal examination, as it is usually apparent if the septum is off of the midline to one side or the other. VPI, when severe, is a diagnosis that can be made listening to patient's speech.
If less severe, evaluating the palate motion and nasopharyngeal closure with an endoscope can be helfpul. See an ENT for both questions.

In brief: See an ENT

A deviated septum is typically evaluated by nasal examination, as it is usually apparent if the septum is off of the midline to one side or the other. VPI, when severe, is a diagnosis that can be made listening to patient's speech.
If less severe, evaluating the palate motion and nasopharyngeal closure with an endoscope can be helfpul. See an ENT for both questions.
Dr. Jonathan Owens
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Deviated septum/vpi

This can only be differentiated by physical examination.
Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

In brief: Deviated septum/vpi

This can only be differentiated by physical examination.
Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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