Tension on side of head above ears along with heavy pulsating after Septoplasty. Is this normal?

I'm about a week in after Septoplasty and recently I've had my nose unblocked and am breathing properly through it for the first time. But as i breathe through it i notice that theres a lot of pressure on the sides of my head, its a strange pulsating and nerve pinching sensation along with the pressure and tightness associated with it. Is this normal post recovery? Thanks!

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Discomfort after Septoplasty

Hi Oliverkuchies,

Generally, some degree of pain/discomfort/pressure/pulsating sensation, can be felt following septoplasty, and at just 1 week post-op, this is actually normal, but if it really concerns you, visit your surgeon and have it examined. 

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