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Could I have broken my septum by bumping it one week after a septorhinoplasty?

I had a septorhinoplasty 8 days ago and have been healing nicely however I woke up this morning sleeping on my stomach and with a bloody nose. I irrigated my sinuses and without all the blood I can see that the septum looks severely swollen on the right side, it almost completely blocks all airflow. Could this be swelling or am I likely to need surgical correction again? I see my surgeon to have the second set of splints out on Wednesday, should I call before then?

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Problem Post Septorhinoplasty?

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It sounds like a normal post operative situation. I doubt whether you damaged your nose or septum. Consult and trust your surgeon.

Best wishes


West Orange Plastic Surgeon
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