1 week post op of Rhinoplasty, I feel like the things I eat go in my nose. Is it possible for this to happen?

Is it possible for this to happen? I had surgery a week ago and I just ate pasta. I kind of felt the paste go to the back of my nose and the odor is there after an hour. I wanna swallow it and let it go in my stomach but It won't work. Am I dreaming?

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1 week post op of Rhinoplasty, I feel like the things I eat go in my nose. Is it possible for this to happen?

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   This would be difficult to evaluate without an exam, but this would be unusual.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Swelling after a rhinoplasty

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I would not think that you would have food that could reflux up into your nose following a rhinoplasty.  More likely this is due to swelling of your pharynx after surgery.   

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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