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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 nose surgery, and cannot smell well. Why?

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. The o...  Read Full »

How long will the effect of anesthesia last in septoplasty surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My question is about a septoplasty operation for anesthesia. Doctor says I need this operation but I am scared of the anesthesia. Mostly scared about awareness and being paralyzed. Can someone give me a brief summary of drugs used during general anesthesia for a septoplasty? Is it p...  Read Full »

Dr. Prem Kumar Mani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, you need not get scared about getting general anesthesia for your surgery (septoplasty). For your surgery, general anesthesia is the best option for anesthetizing you. One more point is that you need not be afraid about awareness and being paralyzed since...  Read Full »

Nose shape is deformed after septoplasty with turbinoplasty. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had septoplasty and turbinoplasty 16 days ago. After the surgery, they asked me to come back after two days for packs removal. Then after two days, I went to the hospital, other doctor look after me and he just removed one pack, even I asked him to remove the packs on both sides bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand you underwent septoplasty and turbinoplasty and you have not completely recovered. After septoplasty post-operatively it takes about two to three months for complete healing and recovery. You must put Solspre nasal spray two puffs four times daily for abou...  Read Full »

I am bleeding after septoplasty. Should I see the doctor or can I take care of myself?

Query: Hello doctor,I had septoplasty in which my turbinates have been shaved, and adenoids were taken out. I had two bleeds already. It started bleeding again and is running down the back of my throat. Should I see the doctor or is this something that I can take care of myself? I am currently on Tranexami...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sit straight, slightly bring your head forward, and pinch both nostrils firmly. Now keep ice packs over the nose and either side of the nose (cheeks) and breathe through the mouth. This controls the bleeding. If you have Otrivin (Xylometazoline) or Nasivion (Oxymetaz...  Read Full »

I experience frequent sinus infection even after FESS and septoplasty. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of sinusitis. Last year, I had chronic sinus symptoms and got a CT scan. It showed, nasal septum deviation, blocked maxillary and frontal sinusitis due to nasal polyps. I got a FESS and septoplasty done. This year, the symptoms reappeared strongly. I have severe headac...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I shall tweak your medicines a bit and let us see if that gets you an improvement. Change the antihistaminic to one with Montelukast. Say like Levocetirizine or Fexofenadine plus Montelukast 10 mg. Take this once daily. Take another antihistamine different from above a...  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 »

I had septoplasty, but now my right nostril is blocked. Why?

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. Kin...  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. Al...  Read Full »

Why do I have black eye and droopy eyelid after septoplasty?

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 »

Why I was advised septoplasty for a minor breathing issue?

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 (attachment...  Read Full »

I am having a continuous fever for the past four days after a septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery a few days back.I have been having a continuous fever since the next day. My fever ranges from 99 to 100 degrees F when taking Tylenol every six to eight hours. If I do not take Tylenol my fever ranges between 100 to 101 degrees F. Pl...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: HI, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Usually, we do not see any fever in patients post-septoplasty with turbinate reduction. I hope you have been given adequate nasal washes and a good nasal suction clearance post-surgery both of which are essential for all patients. I would su...  Read Full »

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