I've been having trouble breathing out of my left nostril, so I finally shined a flashlight down it to inspect. This is the first time I've ever looked in my nostrils, so I'm not sure what's normal for me, but I apparently have a reasonably large pink mass in my left nostril that I believe is causing the breathing blockage. There are no masses present in the right nostril, which has been behaving perfectly. I want to believe it's temporary internal swelling, but it's been 4 months. Help?
More Than 4 Months Post Rhinoplasty. Recently Noticed a Pink Mass in One of my Nostrils Stifling Breathing. Insight Needed?
Doctor Answers (2)
Nasal airway obstruction
You may be seeing a polyp, an enlarged turbinate or a pyogenic granuloma or deviated septum. An evaluation is needed to determine the problem.
Post op rhinoplasty with breathing problems and a mass
The mass could be a enlarged turbinate which is a normal structure in the nose. But see your surgeon so that he can examine you and make a diagnosis.
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