Deviated septum voice change

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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.
What's the recovery time for surgery to remove polyps and repair a deviated septum? How long will I be in misery, and 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?
The term Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) refers to the back flow of food or stomach acid all of the way back up into the larynx (the voice box) or the pharynx (the throat). LPR can occur during the day or night, even if a person who has LPR hasn't eaten a thing. Not everyone with reflux has a lot of heartburn or indigestion. In fact, many people with LPR never have heartburn.
I did have surgery to correct the deviated septum and remove the turbinates. I had a significant reduction in sinus infections for about 9 or 10 years. A cold would just stay a cold. I did have a cat scan of my sinuses about 14 months ago and the results were normal. The only thing found was a little bit of mucous. Could scar tissue have formed as a result of head colds etc causing my bronchial symptoms to again flare up? Would that show up on a Cat Scan?
Normally you won't notice this, unless both your turbinates are somewhat congested. If you have a deviated septum, then you'll notice this more. Gravity also affects the size of your nasal turbinates. When you lay down, blood pools in the vessels, leading to slight engorgement. However, your involuntary nervous system detects this relative change and automatically constricts your blood vessels to improve breathing.
) Upper jaw tooth pain, headache Painful sensation in bottom of maxillary sinus when trying to drain sinus rinse (before passage fully closes off, like trying to shake water out of ears) Malaise, irritable Change in voice and appetite Sensitivity to noises, ringing in ears Sometimes a low grade fever Treatment: prednisone + Avelox and/or Vantin. Vantin alone cleared last infection. Two 4+ week antibiotic courses in 2007 and 2009. Symptoms clear quickly after starting antibiotic.
Further evaluation may be done to rule out infection, nasal polyps, anatomical deformities, such as a deviated septum. Antibiotics, decongestants, or surgical drainage may help provide relief. An evaluation by a neurologist may also help. Take care and do keep us posted.
Sometimes what we’ll see is a deviated septum or nasal congestion due to allergies but more commonly what you’ll see is when we look in the mouth, the back of the throat is very narrow and you’ll have a very large tongue that sits very high up, covering up the uvula, the little thing that hangs down in the middle of your throat. The next step is to undergo an endoscopic evaluation, meaning that a small, tiny camera is placed through your nose and your airway is visualized.
What’s unique about the human upper airway, however, is that due to our unique ability to talk, our voice boxes are much lower down, underneath the tongue, which forces the tongue to rotate backwards. This is fine when you’re awake, but when you’re on your back, the tongue and voice box falls back partially due to gravity.
I have the machine but the medical supply company forgot to send me the mask. Four months ago I had surgery for a deviated septum. I have mentioned some of these other symptoms since I have suscpected: 1. Lyme Disease 2. Numb Chin Syndrom 3. Mercury Poisoning I strongly suscpet Lyme disease since it is the only thing I have read that could explain so many ailments at one time that come and go. I was certainly in a position to have picked it up due to my outdoor lifestyle.
what I learned last year by way of a CT scan was that I had a deviated septum, and a nasal spur.....I saw about 3 different doctors on this subject and all had a different opinion of how or if to do correction surgery.....it seemed like they didn't want to do anything if I wasn't being treated at their office for allergies....I am scheduled to have this surgery on 9/8.....and hope it makes some difference....of course I will continue with allergy shots if I can....
I have no allergies, as I have been tested, and actually had a Dr tell me cause of sinus problems was deviated septum.. Learned the hard way, that it wasn't that.. All my symptoms, came on about the age 15, when I started smoking and drinking..Most pamphlets on HCV, state abdominal pain, and fatigue for symptoms..Never had the pain yet, and don't really want it.. Best of luck..
I was unable to see below me and had difficulty with steps, curbs, or uneven ground. I also had to undergo a sinus surgery to correct a deviated septum which was done at the same time of my orbital implants. I am still feeling the effects of that surgery, almost 3 months later. I am still having a hard time breathing, my right side of my nose is numb, and I wear an eye patch on my glasses all day just so I could see what I am doing.
I ended up having to miss work, pay $400 after insurance, and he never did tell me what was wrong. I also have problems with my sinuses, a different ENT said I have a severe deviated septum. He wants me to have surgery to correct this, I am nervous. I have also recently got braces thinking that it had to do with my jaw, I have had them on for 1 year and 2 months and it has not helped. I do see a chiropractor for my neck, I have never heard that it could be from the muscles in your neck.
Please, does anyone have any answers to this. I'm at my wits end. Also my ENT wants me to have my deviated septum fixed. After reading some prior posts, I'm scared to now because it looks like it may make my PND worse. HELP!
Did I mention the ENT also said I have a deviated septum? I wonder if that along with the cyst will encourage him to operate. I read the other night that deviated septums can also cause frequent sinus infections. I will come back here and post what the ENT's treatment recommendation is and let you guys know what happens.
I just took a new PFT test and my breathing is normal. i did have a deviated septum but got that fixed..My lung specialist says its just all in my head and that i have this because ive become aware of my breathing pattern. i've used advair, singular and breathing pumps for asthma with no results. when im sitting or laying down its seems to be fine but when i stand up or move it kicks in more. I'm losing hope on what's going on with me. Does anyone have this?
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.
I often wonder if I would be a different person today if I felt that I could talk to people more. I actually avoid conversation. I have had surgery for deviated septum, no change. Have been to allergists and have done allergy shots, no go. I have taken all kinds of allergy meds, I do sinus rinses, I am with pets or away from pets, whatever, nothing different. I apparently have GERD, so I have taken nexium and I sleep on a wedge pillow. Still not gone.
Finally my family doc sent me to get a cat san of my sinuses which showed severe blockage as well as a deviated right septum- the ENT suggested surgery which I am all for considering I am on my 3rd antibiotic in the past month, my 2nd round of steroids and relying onice packs all over my face and vicidon for some minimal relief- I also have tried all kinds of nasal sprays, Afrin, Nasacourt, Nasonex-- I even tried natural remedies like grapefruit seed extract diluted w/ warm water as a nasal was
I went to an ENT specialist who diagnosed sinusitis due to restricted airflow because of a deviated septum. After two surgeries for this there is no improvment. I've tried Musinex and steroid nose sprays. Nothing seems to help. I've read that this could be Laryngopharyngeal reflux and could be treated with Medrol or Budesonide. Could this be true? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/283549'>Excessive Thick Mucous in Throat-- HELP!!!
• 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.
ENT's will evaluate your condition and let you know if you may need surgery for a deviated septum (possible cause of frequent sinusitis). Hope this helps some of you.
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).
They may be able to get to the bottom of your problem. For me I just had sinus surgery and had a deviated septum fixed. The surgery is bad I would not recommend it to anyone other than last resort as was my case. I still have excessive mucus but at least tit doesn't get caught in that deviation and I dont's have to useq tips to pock it through and hack myself to death. I still hate the mucus I wish I could solve that problem however i have lupus and Dr thinks it's autoimmune involved.
I would go along with nursegirl's suggestions. I have the breathing issues too, but I do have a very deviated septum and tight tense muscles, the clenched jaw and tight neck and shoulder muscles. I was also told that I am a mild asthmatic. So it kind of surprises me that you have no such medical conditions and yet you have this symptom. I guess it goes to show that anxiety can mimic many diseases.
I started on insulin therapy immediately. Other than the surgery for the deviated septum that led up to my osteomyelitis, I've only had one other surgery, and that was a cardiac cath about a year and a half before. No other injuries. I'd only had 2 stitches in my life, and they were for the cath procedure. I have been involved in emergency services as an EMT/Firefighter/Police Officer for over 25 years.
Moving on i saw Atleast 4 ENT`s and 2 of them told me it was possible that the tonsils are causing it because they are inflamed, another 1 and said it could be something to do with my voice box but i havn`t noticed any change in my voice what so ever. Finally the final 1 had said to me its all in my head and to me that was out of order because the clicking is really going on. Soo, i went back to the same ENT and he had said to me he will arange foirr me to get my tonsils out.....
I have had cold/flu symptoms for about 7 years now, I've take every antibiotic known to man, every anti-histamine made, I even had surgery on my sinus for deviated septum and I still can't get rid of this ****. I driving me crazy, I can't do much of anything without symptoms getting in the way. About a month ago I thought I had it licked and the symptoms started all over again.
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