Deviated septum and polyps

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I was diagan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nosean>d as having chronic sinusitus, nasal polyps <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> a devi<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span>. I am tired all the time, get shaky, sore throat, ear pain, can often hear my heartbeat very loudly in my ear, feel really slow an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> dumb, confused, pressure behind the eye, vision changes, my eyes hurt all the time, dry, gritty feeling an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> almost feel like I'm staring. I feel like my voice changes (which nobody can tell).
an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan>'s the recovery time for surgery to remove polyps <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> repair a devi<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span>? How long will I be in misery, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> how long before I can work. (I'm a computer tech)? How long before I'll be glad that I had it done instead of sorry?
I was told to go back for a CT scan an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> yesterday I was shocked to be told that I have a devi<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span> (S shape), either a nasal cyst or polyp, <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> one turbinate significantly larger than the other. The ENT specialist has recommended an "all in one" surgery to remove my polyp/cist, reduce my turbinate an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> straighten my septum. He figures the reason for my total lack of smell is due to my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nosean> being so blocked that nothing can get to my smelling glan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan>s/receptors.
I’m a 28 year old male with acute sinusitis <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> a devi<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> my sinus cavities an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arean> packed with polyps. When I was younger I had an allergy test done, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> I was allergic to a few things, 20 years later, same test I was so allergic to everything they put on me that they had to stop because I swelled up so much. I don’t understan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> how that could happen that I could be so allergic to so many things in a few years.
I'm pretty certain i'm not allergic to anything. I also wanted to ask if I have a devi<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span> or not, the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span> of my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nosean> feels curved to the left an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> my left nostril has trouble breathing in an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> out, not to mention the stuffy an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nosean> makes it even harder. My an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nosean> is not crooked though, just the inside feels curved. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> can be done about this as well?
I am 14 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> I am nervous that I might have to get surgery on my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nosean> to fix my deviated septum. I am extremely worried because I sing an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> hope to make a carrer out of it. If i have the surgery will it affect my singing?!?!?!?!?! This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Respiratory-Disorders/Surgery-for-nasal-polyps-an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan>-deviated-septum/show/284820">Surgery for nasal polyps an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> deviated septum</a>.
i have been resting last couple days being lazy i have noticed now a lot dry crusty blood in an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nosean> now do you have this names r taken well i got my inferior an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> middle turbs cut now i am worried about empty an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nosean> syndrome oh please i hope i dont have that i am trying not to jump to conclusions but i am still healing so i dont know if i have that or not an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> if i do then i am out of luck which all i have is bad luck anyway because i know people say dont get your turbs cut but you should see my pi
I was expecting polyps or just bad allergies, but it turned out my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nosean> was clean <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> have a devi<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span> instead. I was shocked, since to my knowledge you only get deviated septum if you break your an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nosean> or something, but I have never had any accidents to my face for as long as I can remember. so why would my septum be deviated all of a sudden?
Hello <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> hope you an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arean> doing well. Polyps or nasal growths an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arean> usually restricted to the nasal cavity. If they an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arean> large enough to protrude outside causing distortion of the nasal profile, they an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arean> likely to cause nasal blockage. a Complete ENT examination can provide further insight to rule out polyps or cysts or tumors. Hope this helped an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> do keep us posted.
The doctor kinda acted like a ***** an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> said the damage isn't done from someone hitting you, when in actuallity my bone is messed up from getting hit an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> my septum is deviated.
I know for me, even though my septum hasn't completely straightened out, I no longer have the problems associated with devi<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span>. a doctor cannot completely straighten your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span> if the extent of deviation is severe because in reality, the nasal cartilage/bone needs to be chipped away to an extent exceeding which you risk nasal perforation which again needs corrective surgery.
Pansinusitis My ENT claims this without a doubt means I have nasal polyps an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> need minor sinus surgery for the polyps as well as the devi<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span>. How does he get nasal polyps from mucosal thickening? This ENT is over 70 years old an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> show signs of memory loss.
I'm so used to studying all about GERD <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> the hiatal hernia I had, now I don't know much about polyps. any information would be appreciated. Does it look like surgery? an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan>'s that like? Is it painful? Will this affect my singing? Thanks.
I had a CT scan done, I had a polyp <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> a devi<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span>, but the dr said it was caused by allergies. She gave me a cortisone nasal spray to try an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> it worked. I can't believed I suffered so long an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> my GP didn't offer this advice?? I have to use it everyday an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> I've been fine since I tried it. I went for allergy testing too, I was very sensitive to any type of mould, so I need to be can style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arean>ful if I go somewhere that seems musty, or too humid. Good luck, I hope you get some relief soon.
Sinus Headaches usually present with pain over nasal an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arean>a, often increasing in severity throughout day. This is usually caused by an infection, nasal polyps, anatomical deformities, such as a devi<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ted septum, that block the sinus ducts. It is best that you have this evaluated further for proper management. This can be treated with antibiotics, decongestants, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> surgical drainage if indicated. Take can style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arean> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> best regards.
after the exam the doctor told me that I had a devi<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> possibly a nasal polyp. The ENT Doctor prescribed Nasonex <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> also told me that surgery may be an option. I have found that Nasonex has worked well for me an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> I am able to breath through my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nosean>. Sometimes I notice that I can breath through both sides. as a general rule if medicine helps is it wise to not consider surgery? How long can people use Nasonex?
at first they thought it was one large polyp but during the operation they found out that it was hundreds of small ones filling the sinus cavity. The doctor also had to fix a devi<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span>( an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nosean> was pushing to my right on inside). It went ok an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> only two times since have I had pain on airplanes from my sinuses, since they fixed it. So my question is this 1) can they come back? 2) I started taking bromocriptine for a pituitary tumor 8mo. ago an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> since then, my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nosean> is changing.
It could also be due to a deviated nasal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span>. Sometimes polyps can cause these symptoms. You will need to consult your primary can style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arean> physician for proper assessment. In the meantime practice good breathing exercises, humidify your room an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> do steam inhalations. Hope this helped an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> do keep us posted.
Over the past 6-7 years, I've had FESS 4 times, including turbinate reduction an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> deviated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span> correction the first time, <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> in-office microdebridement of polyps 4 times. Polyps always return. Nasal steriod sprays ineffective. antifungal rinses ineffective. Daily saline nasal rinse ineffective. I prefer to avoid further surgeries since they treat the polyps instead of the underlying cause of the polyps. Only effective long term treatment has been prednisone.
My Dr ordered a CT scan a year ago <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> said i had a devi<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> some nasal polyps. I generally take Flonase. about a week ago the allergies an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> sinuses really got a hold of me an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> i had horrible sinus pressure, felt really spacey, had ear fullness an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> pain, felt a little off but no ear infection. I got put on a antibiotic. I then just started the Flonase back up. One day i felt short of breath off an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> on. I also took a Zyrtec.
I am sure it hasn't been near as bad as some people's that I have seen but thank goodness to a great friend that led me to a solution to my delema that might help others out. I have had a turbinate reduction <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> devi<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span> in my sinuses fixed over 5 years ago... then recently in the past 2 years I have been getting reoccurring sinus infections over an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> over to no avail. I was on every antibiotic an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> steroid they put out.
This can be caused by acute infection, nasal polyps, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> anatomical deformities, such as a devi<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span>. You may need antibiotic treatment <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> decongestants. If it persists, have this checked by your doctor for proper management. Take can style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arean> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> do keep us posted.
I've been to the doctor an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> tried various nasal sprays, an ENT specialist has looked up my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nosean> for polyps an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> found none, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> a recent sinus CT scan displaying only minor results (a devi<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span> to the right, <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> a slight mucous thickening on the left side), which is leaving me desperate. Thanks for any help.
You commented on my post an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> I wanted to say that someone in the family suggested to me it could be nasal polyps or a devi<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span> in my case. I hope to find out soon before I get any worse as it really is hard to function with these horrible symptoms....
The nasal septum is a plate of bone <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> cartilage along the center of the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nosean>. a devi<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ted nasal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>septum</span> is shifted to one side. When your septum is deviated there is less space on the side that the septum leans towards. Generally this an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arean>a is squeezed. This can block sinus drainage into the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nosean>. Surgery returns the septum to its usual position in the center of the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nosean>. This is generally helpful in clearing the blockage an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>andan> decreasing sinus infections.
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