I have recently had really bad nasal congestion. I was put on Nasonex. This seemed to help a little however everytime I breathe in my nose makes a whistling noise. There does appear to be a scab inside on the septum and if I am rubbing ny nose it will dislogde and start to bleed. The Dr. said I did not have a hole in the septum. But I am wondering now if it might be a small enough hole she didnt notice?
Can I Have a Small Hole in Septum and Will It Heal on Its Own?
Doctor Answers (3)
Small hole in septum
If the nose is whistling then you indeed may have a septal perforation. Septal perforations occur in different sizes depending on the cause. A small perforation is self-limiting, but will not heal on its own. Placing a silastic button over the hole can repair septal perforations.
Possible hole in septum can be seen in direct examination
Hole in nose
You did not mentioned if you had any trauma or nasal syrgery. If your symtoms started following a blow to your nose or if you started to have crusting, bleeding and/or whistling after a nasal surgery, this may be due to having a relatively small hole in your nose which is detectable in a careful nasal examination. You may consider to request a re-examination with special attention to inspect the septum.
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