Septal Perforation Repair - Post-op? (photo)

I recently had a septal perforation repair. Everything looks great on one side however though the other nostril, I am unable to breathe in/out. It appears that there is now a small protrusion from my septum, it's just a small piece of skin that doesn't appear to attach to anything. This was not there prior to surgery. I believe it's partly causing the blockage of the nostril which is making breathing difficult. Is this normal or is this something that will be removed in the future?

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Post Septal Perforation Repair

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I would suggest seeing your treating surgeon for a follow up appointment and a direct examination inside the nose to see what is currently causing this blockage. Upon this direct examination your surgeon will be able to give you a proper diagnosis and prognosis for the future. I am sorry I am unable to be of any more help however via internet is just not a good place to answer this question which requires an exam. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

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