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?

Doctor Answers 2

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

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

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Swelling after a rhinoplasty

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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