1 week post op of Rhinoplasty, I feel like the things I eat go in my nose. Is it possible for this to happen?
Little York, IN
8 months ago
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?
Doctor Answers (2)
This would be difficult to evaluate without an exam, but this would be unusual.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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.
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