12 doctors weighed in:

Does deviated septum hurt?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not

Symptoms of a significantly deviated septum usually include nasal obstruction.
I have not seen pain as a prominent symptom.

In brief: Usually not

Symptoms of a significantly deviated septum usually include nasal obstruction.
I have not seen pain as a prominent symptom.
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Deviated septum

Sometimes if there are contact points with other anatomical structures, there can be pain.
Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

In brief: Deviated septum

Sometimes if there are contact points with other anatomical structures, there can be pain.
Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No unless it was

Caused by recent trauma.

In brief: No unless it was

Caused by recent trauma.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: No

A deviated septum means that the structure separating the two sides of the nose isn't exactly in the midline.
This condition typically doesn't hurt.

In brief: No

A deviated septum means that the structure separating the two sides of the nose isn't exactly in the midline.
This condition typically doesn't hurt.
Dr. Jonathan Owens
Dr. Jonathan Owens
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: It can

If severe enough if can encroach on other structures of the nasal cavity and cause significant headaches.
I have had numerous patients with headaches that turned out had a severely deviated septum. Their headaches usually resolve the day of the surgery.

In brief: It can

If severe enough if can encroach on other structures of the nasal cavity and cause significant headaches.
I have had numerous patients with headaches that turned out had a severely deviated septum. Their headaches usually resolve the day of the surgery.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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