On the fifth day after my septoplasty i was half asleep and wasn;t thinking and blew my nose pretty hard. I was instructed not to blow my nose for a couple weeks. Did i do damage to my septoplasty?
Blowing Nose After Septoplasty?
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Post-operative care after Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty
I would speak to your surgeon about this instead of worrying much. Depending on what he did, it may not be anything to worry about. The surgeon may want to see you just to examine the nose.
Blowing nose could cause bleeding.
We general recommend that patients avoid blowing their nose for at least two weeks following routine rhinoplasty and four to six weeks following septoplasty.When patients blow their noses in the early post-operative period, they can potentially damage the nasal mucosa and cause bleeding.For this reason, we generally recommend nasal saline irrigation in the immediate post-operative period.
Blowing your Nose after Septoplasty
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