Deviated septum operations

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I’m a 28 year old male with acute sinusitis and a deviated septum and my sinus cavities are packed with polyps. When I was younger I had an allergy test done, and 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 understand how that could happen that I could be so allergic to so many things in a few years.
I had 2 sinus surgeries, the first to open my left sinus and reduce my turbinates on both sides and to fix a deviated septum. The second surgery was to remove excess scarring that was causing pain. Since these operations I have had severe headaches behind my left eye and above my jaw (in the sinus cavity area). I sometimes have blurred vision out of the left eye and it feels like there is pressure in there. The last surgery was in May of 07. Is it normal to still be having all this pain.
Hi, Fibro Friends - I have to say that out of all the forums and communities on MedHelp, the Fibro/CFS community is the most helpful. Thanks to all of you who take the time to read our posts and reply with compassion. Here is my quandry now: I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia earlier in the year and have been taking Lyrica and Cymbalta. I recently had a sleep study and found that I have sleep apnea in the upper-moderate level.
if they have a deviated septum and if allergy treatment doesn’t work, then we can offer a septoplasty. There is also surgery to reduce the turbinates, which are these wing-like structures on the side of the nose that swell when you have a cold or allergy and there’s one other condition called nasal valve collapse that is frequently undiagnosed. This is a condition where the sidewall nostrils of your nose tend to collapse due to just natural weakening or due to previous surgery.
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 and deviated septum in my sinuses fixed over 5 years ago... then recently in the past 2 years I have been getting reoccurring sinus infections over and over to no avail. I was on every antibiotic and steroid they put out.
Sometimes people who have had a broken nose in their history will have a snore and also will not quite be getting enough oxygen when they rest. So, could be if you have a deviated septum, or if your tonsils often swell from allergies or smoking, then an operation to correct those might help. Or a simple thing is to ask for one of those positive-pressure oxygen masks to sleep with, irregardless of whether they've pegged you with apnea or not.
Male 50 yrs. old History: one incident a 16 yrs. old 3 day hosp. breathing difficulties - unkn. reason. Sinus infections since early 20s : Late 80's early 90's Diagnosed By specialist with allergies ( treated for 2 yrs w/ injections & meds , sinus operations tubes in ears,deviated septum,drainage , no real relief. Diagnose w/ ahsma, treated for years with inhalers, have had some nebulizations.Have been followed bu PCP's for about 5-6 yrs. Recently: About 2 yrs.
I had a Polypectomy and also my surgeon drilled a few holes in attempt to release pressure and fluid. I've had two operations so far (Two years in a row) and last september the polyps hadn't grown back large enough for an operatoin to be needed. And now? Well, i wish i'd gotten him to do it anyway. My nose is running, my head is aching, every minute i cough, usually with phlegm, and i basically feel terrible.
I also have an enlarged turbinate with a deviated septum. Every time I catch a cold I get a sinus infection, I go on antibiotics take decongestats night and day with ibuprofin and it always comes back. It seems to have gotten worse this month. My entire head was throbbing with neck pain and facial swelling. I have to lay on my right side at night to be able to breath out of my left nostrile. My ENT said I need to have the deviated septum fixed with surgery and have the turbinate coterised.
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Facial hair and skin is getting worse over the years and the dark patches on my cheeks are spearding. To top it off a plastic surgeon corrected a deviated septum, but my nose was left looking aweful. It was not big before, but is now!lol Although, I requested he work on my nose to return it to its previous look, he refused stating that my health coverage only covered it for medical purposes. I am happy that the URI infections have decreased since.
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If I have a contact point irritating these nerves due to the deviated septum, the septoplasty could very well stop my symptoms. After researching for over a year, I drafted a statement of some history of my condition, some questions and the areas that I wanted to pursue. I presented it to my latest ENT where I finally got some attention. I have posted it on a second post below with hopes that you might get something from it for your own research.
Jim - thanks for your input, too. I did have a CT which showed an 'all-clear' (and a wonderfully deviated septum, too!). I've since tired every nasal spray and steroid available - all to no avail. So, I'm stuck with the drip. Thankfully, it's relatively mild at this point and there are days when - even though it's still there - I forget that I have it. Hmmmmmmmmm, could be the getting-old/memory-thing on that one, though. (note to self: possible benefit of early dementia).
• A defect or injury in the cartilage of the nose, called a deviated septum, can cause chronic blockage in the nasal area. This may be corrected by surgery. • Other irritants can inflame the nasal passages, such as air pollution, cigarette smoke, cigar smoke, and perfumes made from synthetic ingredients. Once again, see your doctor, or avoid the irritants. • Asthma is an immune disease, and asthma sufferers are highly susceptible to sinusitis.
I feel ur pain. I had surgery because i had a deviated septum. I thought this was going to clear all my problems!! I can finally breath through both my nostrils, but i still have post nasal drip. I hate it because it smells. I have tried everything. I has the surgery thinking it would take care of my nasal drip and it didn't. It's thick, gross, and causes bad breath. I shy away from speaking closely to someone because i am scared that they can smell my bad breath.
He did a CT Scan and determined I had an deviated septum. I had the surgery and It didnt work at all. I still have all the same symptons. I'am going back to him on Friday. I'am going to have him refer me to an allergist. I feel so much better reading everyones story. I was convinced for awhile I had some sort of brain tumor. Because of this I have had anxiety attacks. I was perscribed Zanax. When I'am feeling really bad I take one. Wish me luck at the ENT.
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