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Deviated Nasal Septum

When your nasal septum, which is the wall separating the nasal passages, is displaced to one side, it is called deviated nasal septum. This displacement makes one nasal passage smaller than the other. The symptoms associated with it are blocked one or both nostril, nosebleed, loud breathing, and being aware of one's breath.

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Am I experiencing breathlessness due to a deviated nasal septum?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I have been experiencing breathlessness. It happens mostly when I am idle or lying down. I feel no discomfort while running. But, I feel like I am short of breathe when I sit idle. I am a 23 year old male. I am reasonably fit. I do not smoke, although I drink occasionally and mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your history, you experience breathlessness while being idle and not during exercise suggests an airway problem. Supportive to this, you also suffer from a deviated nasal septum, which may cause nasal obstruction and that may sometimes cause breathlessness. Pat...  Read Full »

Why is stuffy ears and sinuses not improving after one month of medications?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45-year-old female. I have had stuffy ears and sinuses with pain for the past two months. There is a change in my tone. I consulted an ENT doctor, and he prescribed me tablet Alercet-D, Mucolite, and a spray. He also suggested me do steam inhalation. After one week, he changed my m...  Read Full »

Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history and investigation reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). You have reasons to develop nose or sinus issues that can extend through a tube connecting the nose and ear. Your CT (computed tomography) scan shows de...  Read Full »

Kindly review my blood reports and let me know the abnormalities in my report.

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly help me to know in detail about the abnormalities in my blood reports. Thanks.   Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), and actually, there are minor changes due to infection, improper diet, etc. Red blood cells are elevated. It might be ...  Read Full »

Why do I have persistent nasal congestion with shift in nostrils?

Query: Hello doctor, I am always congested. Flonase only provides temporary relief. Sometimes nostrils switch congested side. It is hard to breathe when falling asleep. Do I have a deviated septum?  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Diagnosis of the deviated nasal septum can only be made when we have examined the nostril through a procedure what we call as anterior rhinoscopy. 2. Congestion and obstruction in the nose existing on the side for a while and then shifting to the opposite side every...  Read Full »

Is it safe to do martial arts eight years after a septoplasty?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a septoplasty on my nose eight years ago. I believe it also came with turbinate reduction. I have started picking up martial arts, specifically BJJ and Muay Thai. Is it possible that the septoplasty is weakened by nose structure to where it can be badly broken? Do you recommend agai...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your skeletal structure of the nose is defined by the bones and cartilage constituting the inner nasal septum and other bones that form the outer dorsal aspect of the nose. Septoplasty is a surgical correction of the inner nasal septum and not the outer nasal bones whic...  Read Full »

How to get rid of the puffy eyelids? Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from sinus infections. I have recently been to an ENT for a second nose surgery as the first surgery did not fix my deviated septum properly. Over the past two months, I have had a sinus infection located directly behind the upper part of my nose. I think that these infecti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. Thank you for the detailed history. The main problem is sinusitis. So, if we treat the underlying infection and cause, then everything will get better. Sinusitis and frequent infection can be either due to alle...  Read Full »

Is there any finding in my MRI regarding ice pick headaches?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having ice pick headaches. Hence, I went for an MRI scan and regular blood tests. Now, I am wondering whether my report is normal. Can you please guide me? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The attached MRI images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) showed normal findings. There are many pictures which have not been attached. However, I wish to have a look at the complete set of pictures for an accurate interpretation of your MRI scan brain...  Read Full »

I am suffering from a deviated nasal septum and allergy since 12 years. How can I get relief?

Query: Hello doctor, I have suffered from a deviated nasal septum and an allergy for 12 years. Due to this, I have been suffering from recurrent colds and mucous for the past 12 years. I experience itchiness in the eyes and a constant urge to blow my nose. I am also suffering from Asthma. Kindly provide me...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A deviated nasal septum cannot be treated with medicines. Therefore, it is important to visualize the nasal septum first to understand the root cause of the symptoms. Then, you need to perform an X-ray or CT (computed tomography) scan and share your reports. If the dev...  Read Full »

From the picture, could you tell me if this is a perforated septum?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to send a picture to identify if I need to go in and see an ENT. Curious about if this is a perforated septum.   Read Full »

Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As I can see in the pictures (the attachments rae removed to protect the patient's identity), it is blurry. You seem to have right DNS (deviated nasal septum) that red bulge what you can make out, and the left caudal dislocation of the septum is...  Read Full »

Kindly give an opinion about rhinoplasty for a crooked nose.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-male. My nose is growing towards the left side, and I want to know about rhinoplasty.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Dawre

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You said that your nose is growing towards the left side. For your information nose does not grow after the age of 16 years. If you are right then you need to show your nose to a plastic surgeon to check whether there is any pathology or not which is unlikely. N...  Read Full »

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