I had a septoplasty and turbinante reduction 4 weeks ago....because I could not push any air through the left side when holding my right side closed....I still have very bad congestion ...and I am told it may take 3 months? When I take a deep breath thru my nose they collapse inward and when wear breathe rite strips it stops the congestion...I think I might have a nasal valve collapse...could that be possible ...
Nasal Valve Collapse 1 Month Post Septoplasty?
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Nasal Valve Collapse
Its a little early to say whether you have nasal valve collapse. However, you do have a positive Cottle sign, this may be due to swelling from your surgery. Question is did you have a positive Cottle sign before the surgery. Give yourself 6 to 8 weeks or so and ask your surgeon.
Nasal valve collapse
It is possible that your nose sucks together at this stage. As healing progresses it should resolve. Relax it is still very early
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