I was told my septum was slightly deviated.I think out of the 7 docs I saw, maybe 2 mentioned that my septum was slightly deviated. So I had a septoplasty, rhinoplasty, and turbinectomy. Last night was my 10th night since surgery and I woke up in the middle of the night with a very clogged nostril. It still feels clogged today. Today I have a slight headache and my head feels congested. Is this normal? Is breathing good before surgery and not breathing so great after surgery normal?
Breathing Issues 9 Days After a Rhinoplasty?
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10 days after surgery
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James M. Ridgway, MD, FACS
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Ten days after surgery is a short time to anticipate full internal nasal healing, of course. So, I recommend that you contact your surgeon and ask about nasal saline and decongestants.
Breathing Issues Are Normal 9 Days After a Rhinoplasty
It is completely normal to be congested 10 days after surgery. This is something you just need to be patient with. Over the next week or two this should resolve on it's own.Given the turbinate surgery you may need to have some "debris" removed from your nose by your surgeon in order to really start to breath well. Best of luck.
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