Post Septoplasty and Sinus Surgery? (photo)

Hi, I had a Septoplasty about a year ago to correct a deviated septum and have been coughing up little brown pieces which I have really no idea what the are. They smell quite pungent and are small and brownish grey in colour. Could this be loose cartilliage? Can someone please help as this is very strange to me. Thanks

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Septoplasty surgery for breathing problems

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Dear Madmax0f1989,

  • It is most likely dried mucus, have you been well hydrated lately?
  • It is not likely to be loose cartilage after a year of surgery
  • If it still bothers you, you should see your surgeon for a check up

Best regards,

Nima Shemirani

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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