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Had a Deviated Septum, I Had my Splints Remove, now I Can Smell an Odor, and Also I Have Severe Headache?

Post Septoplasty. What does this mean?

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Headache and bad odor after septoplasty

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Your symptoms suggest an infection....go and see your surgeon immediately and have him check the nose, possibly do X-rays. Ask him if he used any temporary packs during surgery that should have all been removed.


Sacramento Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Had a Deviated Septum, I Had my Splints Remove, now I Can Smell an Odor, and Also I Have Severe Headache?

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 The odor may be an infection and you should go back to the Rhinoplasty Surgeon that did your Septoplasty for evaluation.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Smell after Septorhinoplasty

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Sounds like you may have chronic sinusitis.  You should see your Dr..  Have  them examine you and ensure that you dont have  any packing left in your nose.   A CT scan of sinuses is indicated to look at your sinuses.  

Philip Solomon, MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

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