I've had difficulty breathing from the right side of my nose for years after a facial injury (I did not go to the hospital afterwards). It's completely blocked. Touching the nasal hump causes pain. I get nose bleeds, my voice sounds stuffy & I often suffer from headaches & colds. I assume this is a deviated septum but my question is this; could any of these problems be caused by the crooked nose/nasal hump? Can they repair this through septoplasty? Is it covered by group insurance?
Deviated Septum, Slant Nose and Nasal Hump Causing Problem. Can This Be Repaired With Septoplasty? (photo)
Doctor Answers 3
Septoplasty for breathing
A septoplasty will improve your breathing if it is deviated. A bump on the nose is a different story. However when a bump on the nose is repired the valves stay open better and contribute to the better breathing
Deviated Septum and Nasal Valve Collapse
Without examining your nose, it is impossible to give you a correct diagnosis. However, from the pics, it looks like you may have nasal valve collapse of the internal nasal valve. You can test this by spreading the skin just at the sides by the middle of your nose, if you can breathe better then you probably have nasal valve collapse. You may also have a deviated septum. This can be diagnosed on exam. Insurance should cover both issues.