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Would the Removal of a Septal Bone Spur Alter the Appearance of My Nose?

I recently had an MRI done because I have sinus problems and it revealed a large septal bone spur. Would the removal of the septal spur alter the... READ MORE

Recovery Time: Septoplasty, Turbinectomy and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery at the Same Time?

I am having a septoplasty, turbinectomy and endoscopic sinus surgery performed at the same time. What is a realistic recovery period and what should I... READ MORE

Has my Septoplasty Failed? And More, Please Help!

I had to have septoplasty to help my breathing through one nostril. I am 4 weeks post op and one the opposite side has been blocked and very... READ MORE

How fragile is the septum after septoplasty?

Once the septum is repaired during septoplasty, how resilient is it?   I underwent septoplasty, turbinate resection and sinus polypectomy on... READ MORE

Hole in Nasal Passage. Been On Oxygen Therapy for 8 Months? (photo)

I have been on oxygen therpy almost 8 mo. and have a lot of blood and dried out sinuses. I have tried everything even a humidifyer on the concentrater... READ MORE

Should I Consider Rhinoplasty with my Septoplasty?

Saw an ENT at Kaiser in Panorama City for sinus issues, offered to remove the hump and lift the tip of my nose. My insurance covers it. He has over 25... READ MORE

Septoplasty Surgery with Infection?

I have septoplasty and turbinate reduction scheduled for tomorrow! But I think I have an ear infection and possibly sinus also. My ear and sinus... READ MORE

Post Septoplasty and Sinus Surgery? (photo)

Hi, I had a Septoplasty about a year ago to correct a deviated septum and have been coughing up little brown pieces which I have really no idea what... READ MORE

Anything to Do for Sinuses in High Altitude Hiking?

After 4-5 days of hiking in altitudes above 7000 feet, my sinuses (I believe) beging to close. It becomes very difficult to breathe through my nose,... READ MORE

4 days after sinus surgery/ septoplasty I can't smell or taste. Why was it fine the day after surgery?

All other healing has been well, and pain had been minimal. Not sure why I could smell/ taste right after the surgery, but lost it swiftly a day after... READ MORE

I need a Septoplasty but my ENT says I need to wait "fully a year" after having done any amount of cocaine. True?

I have never had a cocaine habit but I did recently try it, just on one night. Do I really need to wait a full year to have this surgery that will... READ MORE

Septoplasty 3 Weeks Ago - Hard Crusts at Opening of Sinus Cavities

I had Septoplasty 3 weeks ago and now have hard crusts at the opening of the sinus cavity on both sides. They seem to have formed from mucous and... READ MORE

Chronic Trouble with my Left Nostril/sinus for over a Year - Pain/nerve/burning/infections/tiredness/no Fever?

Since having a baby I have had trouble with my left nostril/sinus. I have been told I have a deviated septum. It seems to "flare up", it will begin... READ MORE

Surgery For Sinus, Deviated Septum and Enlarged Turbinates, Have Weird Feeling When I Move My Eyes?

Hello i had a surgery for my sinuses , deviated septum & enlarged turbinates since then i started having a weird feeling whenever i move my eyes!... READ MORE

My Doctor Said He is Leaving the Frontal Sinus Splints in Permanently. Is That Safe?

I had sinus surgery and my forehead sinuses were blocked. I believe they are called the frontal sinuses. When I went back for suctioning, I saw there... READ MORE

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