What is this bump inside my nostril? (photos)
8 months ago
I had a tip rhinoplasty about 10 months ago. I had some residual scar tissue in my left nostril which makes it look a bit asymmetrical still, but nothing like this bump that formed about 2 days ago suddenly on my septum. It doesn't hurt when left alone, but feels a little tender to the touch. It is right above my incision scar. It's not hard, but feels firmer than something like a blister. What should I do?
Doctor Answers (5)
Thank you for your question!
It is understandable that you are
concerned. Changes after rhinoplasties vary with
every patient and what you are experiencing is normal especially that swelling
takes time to subside as it masks the results of your surgery.
With the picture posted and without a physical exam it is not
possible to provide you with a definitive medical answer.
My best recommendation at the moment is
to communicate with your surgeon and work as a team together to achieve the best
Congratulations on your surgery!
Ali Sajjadian, MD FACS
It could be many different things and is best evaluated in person. Based upon symptoms, in-office evaluation, and history the diagnosis should be made.
Please tell me that you have already called your surgeon. Don't take medical advice from strangers on the internet.
This could be a small cyst, localized infection or displaced piece of cartilage. You should discuss it with your surgeon as soon as you can.
From the photo it looks like a small abscess has developed. There may be a suture that may have become infected. Follow up with your surgeon as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can have your surgeon call in some oral antibiotics and start warm compresses to the area.
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a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you
have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute
or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.