Is this pain normal?
Doctor Answers 2
Symptoms are within the normal
Variable nasal and sinus region symptoms occur after a sinus surgery. Your symptoms are still within the ordinary post-operative experience. Most symptoms get much better after a week. The symptoms of nasal tip pain, "stitiches" that feel like they are going to tear, and forehead headaches, are common after sinus surgery. Headache, and other sinusitis like symptoms are frustrating, however, these symptoms are nicely improved with a tincture of time, and in some instances, more antibiotics. Be patient. Further endoscopic nasal and sinus debridement can alleviate a lot of the sinus symptoms at this stage.
Without knowing exactly what you had done I can't give you a great answer about how much pain to expect. There are several treatments for nasal obstruction in facial paralysis patients; some are very minimal with little pain and some are extensive with longer recovery and more pain.Any treatment that involves incisions in the nose can be very painful, especially to touch.I would check with your surgeon though, especially if you are having any discharge, fevers or any other unusual symptomsBest of luck,
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