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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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Do I need surgery for the bony defect in ethmoid region with running nose?

Query: Hi doctor, Frequently, I have water coming from the nose for the past 3 months. CT scan result shows an S-shaped DNS more towards the right and left inferior turbinate hypertrophy. There is a small bony defect in the roof of the right ethmoid sinus region with adjacent mucosal thickening. There is m...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sure, you need surgery to correct DNS (deviated nasal septum) or to resect hypertrophied turbinate, and to close the bony defect. The operation has a high success rate, as it will be an endoscopic nasal operation. There are some complications such as bleeding, orbital fat...  Read Full »

Can I have symptoms of allergic rhinitis due to a small nasal spur?

Query: Hi doctor, Could a small nasal spur cause symptoms of allergic rhinitis? Does mine look like it? Do I need to remove it?   Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The only symptom that is present along with a deviated septum and allergic rhinitis is nasal blockage and sometimes there is a headache. This single film is not enough to describe the position of the nasal septum. According to this single film, (attachment removed to pr...  Read Full »

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