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How does having hole in nasal septum change things?
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Dr. Shervin Naderi
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on size...
Hi. Small holes can be asymptomatic or can whistle when you breath.
Medium size holes can cause nose bleeds and crusting. Larger holes can cause symptoms of nasal airway obstruction or may even result in collapse of the nasal bridge causing a saddle nose deformity.

In brief: Depends on size...
Hi. Small holes can be asymptomatic or can whistle when you breath.
Medium size holes can cause nose bleeds and crusting. Larger holes can cause symptoms of nasal airway obstruction or may even result in collapse of the nasal bridge causing a saddle nose deformity.
Dr. Shervin Naderi
Dr. Shervin Naderi
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: Perforated septum
sometimes excessive crusting can be a sign of a perforation.
Some patients feel irregular air flow too, The symptoms can vary with the size of the hole, Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,

In brief: Perforated septum
sometimes excessive crusting can be a sign of a perforation.
Some patients feel irregular air flow too, The symptoms can vary with the size of the hole, Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: Crusting & bleeding
These are the most common symptoms of a perforation.
Additionally repair of a perforation is much more difficult than that of a deviated septum. It may require a rhinoplasty approach to repair a perforation.

In brief: Crusting & bleeding
These are the most common symptoms of a perforation.
Additionally repair of a perforation is much more difficult than that of a deviated septum. It may require a rhinoplasty approach to repair a perforation.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Marc Rosenthal
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Septal perforation
Is the medical term. It can cause a whistling sound when breathing in through your nose and can cause frequent nose bleeds.
The bigger question is why do you have one. Repetitive nasal trauma, chronic nasal decongestant use, drug abuse, prior surgery, wegner's disease (autoimmune), or a cancer can cause this relatively uncommon problem. It can be repaired with little discomfort.

In brief: Septal perforation
Is the medical term. It can cause a whistling sound when breathing in through your nose and can cause frequent nose bleeds.
The bigger question is why do you have one. Repetitive nasal trauma, chronic nasal decongestant use, drug abuse, prior surgery, wegner's disease (autoimmune), or a cancer can cause this relatively uncommon problem. It can be repaired with little discomfort.
Dr. Marc Rosenthal
Dr. Marc Rosenthal
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