The nasal septum divides the nasal cavity into two portions. A deviation in this septum might cause one nasal canal to be narrow. In order to correct this deviation, septoplasty is done. Submucous septal resection is done, and reconstruction of the septum is made in this surgery. Septoplasty drawbacks are changes in the shape of the nose, decrease smell sensations, infection, etc.

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I had a septoplasty surgery and since then I have had a black eye, a droopy eyelid, and no tears while crying from the left eye. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a septoplasty surgery almost three years back. Since then, I noticed that the blackness of my left eye is slightly higher than that of my right. It causes an impression that it is half-closed. It does not produce tears, absolutely nil. Whenever I cry, tears come only from my r...  Read Full »

Dr. Skandha Harshita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I could understand that you are suffering from drooping eyelids and possibly dry eyes. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and the CT scan report is clearly mentioning that eyes or bones around the eye are not invol...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest treatment options for chronic sinusitis.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from nasal blockage for the past 1.5 months. Generally, I have cold and cough problems from past 10 to 12 years, which becomes worse during the weather change. Earlier, I had breathing problem, but have been experiencing nose blockage now. The nose will be blocked from bo...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to An ENT doctor would have advised you to undergo endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty. Surgery is the treatment of choice , because your problem seems to be chronic (from longer duration). If you do not want surgery, then you can take nasal spray (a combination of st...  Read Full »

I have a very minor breathing issue, and my nose is never blocked. Still, I have been advised of septoplasty. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was advised for septoplasty. I have a very minor breathing issue, and my nose is never blocked due to working out. However, the doctor recommends surgery based on the CT scan. I want to get a second opinion before going forward with it. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most people have some degree of septal deviation and only those who have symptoms like nasal blockage, recurrent headache, or sinusitis. The deviation may need surgical correction. If you do not have symptoms then no septoplasty is needed. The CT scan shows (attachme...  Read Full »

What is nasal septal deviation with spur formation?

Query: Hi doctor, Over six months I have had what was thought to be an epidermoid cyst at the end of the right side of my nose. I have taken antibiotics on a regular basis as there is redness, swelling and tenderness in the area when inflamed. Approximately 2 weeks ago this cyst on my nose became very inf...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It means there is obstruction to your sinus drainage because of a deviated nasal septum with spur and concha bullosa, leading to recurrent sinusitis. Due to retained secretions in the paranasal sinuses there is infection and headache. Nasal septum deviation to the right...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to differentiate between smells after having had a septoplasty?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a septoplasty and turbinate removal two months ago. I have taken medicines only for three weeks after the surgery. Now, I am not taking any medications and I have a feeling of stuffy nose again. There is also swelling in the nose. I am breathing great but the problem is with the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumar Ashutosh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There could be two possible reasons for your problem. 1. The surgery did not correct your problem completely. 2. You seem to have an allergy. The surgery you underwent may have left some deviated septum and turbinate hypertrophy. So, you still have a stuffy nose. ...  Read Full »

What causes bronchovascular markings in the lungs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. Two weeks ago, I had severe coughing with small wheezing. I took Ascoril D plus but did not get any relief. So, I went to a doctor. He checked and told me it is bronchospasm. I had upper and lower back pain, shortness of breath, and non-stop coughing. He prescrib...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from non-stop coughing, shortness of breath with small wheezing, etc., for the last few days. Your recent CXR (chest X-ray) has shown prominent bronchovascular markin...  Read Full »

I had a septoplasty a few years back. Now, I have some blockage on the left side. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a septoplasty a few years back to correct a deviated septum. My nose deviated to the right at the time, so my right side was blocked. The septum has been corrected; however, I am now blocked on the left side. The right side is now really good. My ENT specialist has advised that the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi doctor, If the septum is in the midline and the problem is due to congestion or inflammation on the left side, you can try nasal douching with saline solution and use steroid nasal spray. This should give you lasting relief. I have gone through the pictures sent by you (attachments removed to p...  Read Full »

Does nose bleeding occur after a septoplasty?

Query: Hello doctor, Last week, I did a septoplasty, and the dressing was taken out yesterday. Now my nose bleeds a lot the whole day, and then it was normal. Today I woke up, and there was a lot of blood in my nose, and it was dry inside. Is it because I missed out on taking the nasal spray while I was as...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is normal to have some bleeding after a septoplasty operation. Subsequently, in the postoperative week, there occurs crusting and dryness due to the dried-up blood clots and mucus. In my setup, in addition to giving saline nasal drops or douching, we also give ...  Read Full »

I had septoplasty one year back, and now the right side of my nose is blocked. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my septoplasty last year, which improved my nose blockage by 90 percent, but every night while sleeping, one side of my nose is still blocked. I used to sleep in a fixed position on the right side, and mostly the right side of my nose is blocked. I also have allergic rhinitis.Kind...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that post septoplasty, you have nose blockage. But, as you said, mostly it is on the right only. My questions are: 1. Are you sure that the other side has no obstruction because alternating nasal obstruction will usually be due to allergic rhinitis? 2...  Read Full »

How to cure the blocked nose after septoplasty and turbinoplasty?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a septoplasty and turbinoplasty four days before. I have an appointment after 15 days to remove the internal nose splints and sutures. I am using a nasal spray. However, I feel like they have moved from their place and blocked one nostril, making me sniff to clear it. Would you plea...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is a possibility that the splints have mobilized and blocked your nose. This is a normal phenomenon. But the more common possibility is that splints are causing increased nasal secretions. They are a foreign entity to our human body, and whenever a foreign ...  Read Full »

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