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My nose is bleeding 5 days after rhino/septo/turbinate plasty. Did I tear a stitch? What should I do to get it to stop?

I had rhino/septo/turbinate plasty 5 days ago. I got my splint and bandages removed this morning. I got my surgery because a few months ago I broke my nose and my septum was deviated and my turbinates swollen so it was mostly to correct my breathing. But I started feeling a little guilty today because I felt sort of shallow. Anyhow I started crying and then my left nostril started bleeding. It's not bleeding heavily, but it's been bleeding for a while. Did I tear a stitch or something?

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Bleeding is completely normal after rhinoplasty...

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The inside of the nose can heal for two months after rhinoplasty. Anytime during that period the nose can bleed, especially if an internal crust comes off. Unless you got hit directly in the nose it is doubtful that a stitch was torn. You can use a cold pack over the eyes and cheeks and place a gauze drip pad under the nostrils. It should stop on its own or you will need to give your surgeon a call.


Edison Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Bleeding after rhinoplasty

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Bleeding can be the result of several things.  Raw surfaced can bleed after manipulation. Increased blood pressure can do it too.  Best to ask your surgeon or be seen by him.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Bleeding after a rhinoplasty

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There are many reasons that you may have developed bleeding from the nose.  If it does not stop by lightly pinching the nose then you should contact your surgeon as soon as possible to avoid a problem. 

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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My nose is bleeding 5 days after rhino/septo/turbinate plasty. Did I tear a stitch? What should I do to get it to stop?

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   Bleeding after rhinoplasty should be addressed by your surgeon.   I would call the office.

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