8 days post septoplasty. Difficulty breathing?

I'm trying to be patient because I know there is still swelling. but in addition to the blocked nasal passages I have post nasal drip and a sore throat and it feels like I cannot get enough air. When I stand up I am extremely dizzy and tingling in my arms and hands. I cannot even walk across the room without gasping for breath and having to sit down. Is this normal?

Doctor Answers 1

Difficulty breathing and gasping

Even though you are likely to be ok, the fact that you are having so many issues is a concern and you should seek medical attention. Not to scare you, but anytime you are having difficulty breathing, gasping as you say, you have to worry about a PE. Please contact your surgeon ASAP.


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