Nose Injury by Metal Hit for 8 Months, No Fracture. Did it Cause a Deviated Nasal Septum? How to Fix It Without Surgery?

Nose and face swelling, both were pain, headache, nose bleeding longer 10-20 minutes, sneeze, cough, sore throat, difficult swallow, pain on neck through to shoulder left and right, difficult on breathing, right side was congestion, chest discomfort, hair dropped off a lot more than 500 hairs a day, cannot sleep well, and get tired easily. -What caused nose be Deviated Nsal Septum ? -How soon if it need surgery ?

Doctor Answers 3

Silent injury

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it is very common to injure the septum without obvious signs of nasal fracture. nasal obstruction can have many causes other than injury.   ripple effects of nasal injury causing nasal blockage can include sinusitis and sleep disruption.


the only way to really know is to see a facial plastic surgeon experienced in nasal issues

Elkton Facial Plastic Surgeon

Deviated Septum

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We see many patients who have difficulty with nasal breathing.  In those with a deviated nasal septum a large number tell me they have never had any trauma to the nose!  Despite this, if there is significant breathing trouble unresponsive to medications we often recommend surgery.  Based on your symptoms, it sounds like you have a few other symptoms that may not be coming entirely from a deviated nasal septum.  You should have your nose evaluated by a Facial Plastic Surgeon (most of whom are Ear Nose and Throat trained), or an Ear Nose and Throat surgeon to discuss your symptoms. Hope this helps!

Edwin F. Williams, III, MD
Latham Facial Plastic Surgeon

Nasal trauma may result in septal deviation

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You may have been born with a deviated septum or the nasal trauma may have caused it.  Unless there is a fracture in your septum it's almost impossible to definitively point to one or the other as the etiology.   If you have no nasal fracture, then when the swelling in your nose subsides it will be safe to correct your deviated septum.

Donald B. Yoo, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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