Pulled a blood clot from my nostril 10 days post rhinoplasty. Have I damaged long term results?
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Blood clots after rhinoplasty.
A blood clot from your nose after a rhinoplasty
Of course, you should always convey these issues to your surgeon in the first place but pulling a clot out 11 days after your surgery is generally of no consequence. Sometimes, spontaneous bleeding from the nose can occur up to three weeks after the rhinoplasty which is generally self-limited. But the situation you describe does not seem to fall in that category. The clot may represent some old blood or delayed bleeding from work that was done within the nose and you indeed may encounter more of these before it stops.
I would say if there was no bleeding, and no pain associated with the blood clot that there is likely not much to worry about. It is very common to develop blood clots, sometimes quite large, after rhinoplasty operations. Additionally the intranasal incision are largely healed by 10 days after the surgery. I recommend to my patients keeping tweezers and other foreign bodies out of there, and using regular, gentle nasal saline to help keep the nose moist and clean. Good luck on the rest of your recover.
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