Should I be worried about a runny, bloody nose the day I had my cast off?
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Nasal drainage following rhinoplasty
Post op nasal drainage
Runny, bloody nose after rhinoplasty
Thank you for your question.
It is important to consult with your surgeon about any questions or concerns you may have as they are the ones who know your medical history and surgery best. I would recommend scheduling an appointment with them so they can perform a physical examination of your nose. Drainage can be common after rhinoplasty and the blood present in it could just be old blood coming out with the drainage. Keep an eye on the amount of drainage and blood and if it persists or gets worse, call your surgeon immediately as it may be a sign of some sort of complication. I hope this helps.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
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