What does a deviated septum look like

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Tony, You sure need to be careful about getting a deviated septum fixed along with turbinate reduction. I had a deviated septum fixed along with my sinuses opened back in 2004 . Its been a nightmare for me. I'd gladly take what I had back before surgery. My turbinates were not touched. Please take a look at the following site before getting any kind of nasal surgery, especially turb reduction. Not telling you what to do, and I'm not a doctor.
Ask for someone whose d/o/c/ was Coke I am sure someone will help you.Their is a reformed coke addict on here. Don 't do anymore coke. Is that what u wanted 2 hear? Well you heard it from me. If you keep this up.... what will come of u next??? Perhaps a visit to an ear, nose and throat specialist is in order to make sure you do not have permanent damage. Prayers 2 both of you.
I'm sort of leaning towards going for surgery, because the CT scan also showed that I have a deviated nasal septum that has been giving me a lot of breathing problems for a lot of my life (it was misdiagnosed as hay fever), that I would like to have fixed with another surgery - and the ENT specialist said that I can have the 2 surgeries together, which will save me some time and trouble.
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.
My nose feel stuffy/swollen like I'm breathing through a very small straw, the tip of my nose feels numb, I get very lightheaded like I'm hyperventilating without the fast breathing or have the sensation that someone is pull a string from my nose that you can feel to the top of my head that makes you want to pass out. I become very shaky and my feet & palms become very sweaty.
The nasal symptoms could be due to a sinus infection, a cold or a chronic allergy. It could also be due to a deviated nasal septum. A nasal examination can detect problems with the cavity and the septum. For more detailed study a CT scan may be needed. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
The condition which you describe does not sound like a full blown deviated septum. Keep the area moist and put an antibiotic cream like Bacitacin or Triple Antibiotic on the area four times a day. Don't pick your nose. Don't blow your nose. Don't do coke in your nose (or anything else) The area should heal quickly but if it does not then you will need medical attention. Good Luck. BOB P.S. With a handle like Dirk Digler do you get alot of flack?
Whenever she goes into deep sleep (when on her back), due to total muscle relaxation, she stops breathing partially and keeps waking up to light sleep, only to cycle back into deep sleep, starting the cycle all over again. Can you sleep like a rock?
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.
This is an edited transcription of a podcast recording So what is obstructive sleep apnea? Apnea means a total cessation of breathing and this happens only when one is sleeping. So a person with sleep apnea can stop breathing from 10 to 50 to even over 100 times every hour with each episode lasting anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds.
And tonight when that scab fell out, all brain matter like (thanks Gizzy, it's really what it looks like too) and I looked inside to see what happened (whatever that means) I noticed the hole is looking even larger and more raw than before. So after balling over it for a few minutes I dried my eyes and just shoved more vaseline up there, and am trying to ignore the awful horrible whistling noise that I am hearing again, now that it's scab free and wide open again.
Yes you can be clean without it (NA/AA) but it's so much better with it, for me anyway. I like knowing that what I say and what I've been through might make a difference in whether someone uses that day or not. I like knowing that people genuinely care about what I have to share and contribute and I like knowing that at the end of the day I am a better person because I have been willing to listen to learn and because I have learned to listen.
I think it might be comming off my deviated septum and like you I wake up every morning with pain,I know this sounds really sad but I bought a torch to look at my turbinates and I am sure they are really large.
Dear Doctors, I have chronic nausea for 12 years now and no doctor has been able to give me a diagnosis. I'm male, 31 years old, caucasian. I often vomit, expecially in the morning or after taking a nap. It can happen on empty stomach (vomit gastric fluids) as well as on full stomach. I feel air trapped in the stomach and throat, that don't go away. I often have sensation of stuffed nose which increases the nausea if I don't manage to burp consistently.
I seem to be an oddity to the medical profession. Whilst I appear a healthy woman, I am in fact, a woman with many layers of intriguing medical oddities. The bare truth of it is; most doctors fail to remember I have been the innocent victim of the Thalidomide drug. This drug was given to women in the 1950's right through to the mid 1960's, to help with severe morning sickness. My mother was one of those women who upchucked constantly whilst pregnant with me.
Up until recently, I've just ignored the pain and recuperation of any nasal issues, like the bloody boogers that form after a binge. But a few days ago, my nasal passage seemed to be clogged indefeinitely. On the outside, my face still looks fine, but I've had major problems inhaling properly using my nose for the past 4-5 days. I've stopped doing it ever since it happened. I'm really afraid that I've cause some serious permanent damage to my nose.
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.
Neither doc has ordered so much as an xray, and I've become concerned that somebody needs to take a look 'under the hood' to figure out what's going on. Final concern is that I caught a cold the first of November and have had a loose, highly productive, though not at all painful, cough ever since. Phlegm is yellowish-brown (I'm a smoker), sometimes rust-flecked, and at times a bit pink.
But this dry mouth has caused havoc with my taste buds and that cotton ball feeling, well yes I have to clear throat more often. and I drink like a fish. I hate to admit what a pig I feel like I drank over a gallon of milk because it felt so good swallowing it, I have drank pop like it is going out of style because the fizz seems to help loosen what is in my throat. I drink almost a gallon of ice water all day because it to goes down but the taste of everything is off.
Every one always thinks he is sick because thats how he sounds most of the time. The doc suspects its a deviated septum from all the tubes he had in his nose when he was in the nicu. She thinks its moved to one side a bit since his nose is bigger on one side. She check his nasal passages and they are open so its not a big deal. I hate that he sounds sick all the time when he breathes and when he gets excited he sounds like it to. As far as the eating issue.
well any way on the side that it is bad when you look straight on at it it goes in then out then in again like a small s bend like the septum is bent a ,little, is this because the tissue is healing and part is healing quiker than the other or is it because i didnt notice before? do you reckon or does anyone know if when the tissue heals this will go back straight again as i think it may just be the tissue inside the nose where it has not regenerated yet. please if some one knows answer me.
Finally, any procedure carries risk. A colleage of mine lost his son to a simple procedure to repair a deviated septum. Those incidents are extremely rare, but must be raised to you when it's time to make a decision. All of us here, men and women have come through it fine, the reward for the small risk is to be able to finally be free of a weight that I had carried for nearly a lifetime.
and yea sometimes I feel really weird like Im about to die.. and I am nauesous for no reason quite a bit.. But It is what It Is. I want to be healthy and live a long life for my children. I have to quit smoking, I am always in a cloud..as i call it.. My Dad refers to it as a Double Barrelled Shotgun. I eat whatever I want all the time (ribs, porkchops,potatoes,steak) I try to eat alot of fruits and Veggies.. but Im a candy..chocolate..sweets..junkie. I got alot of changes to make..
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 was diagnosed as having a deviated septum, chronic sinusitus, polyps and a possible mucus pocket. What I don't get is my Homocysteine level is 45.4 (normal high is 11.4) and white matter leaking at the front part of my head. I believe this all started 4 years ago when I broke my nose.
I'm wondering if they were helped or if anyone has been treated for this. I am going to the cleveland clinic in a month, but a month seems like a year and not being able to breathe is driving me crazy!! Please email at ***@**** (my girlfriends address). Please Help.
The x- rays, of course, came back that other than a slightly deviated septum, there was no evidence of a mass and that my sinuses were clear. I was told not to worry about it, but, obviously I am, as it was not there before. I occasionally get a pimple every now and then near that nostril, but this almost feels like a pimple that hasn't surfaced, just getting bigger under the skin. The fact that it doesn't hurt and is immobile is what scares me. Should I get a second opinion from an ENT?
It was literally hell, I could not eat, sleep, concentrate or do anything because of the lack of energy and a terrible headaches/sinus pressure. But after that, things began to look up and I a lot felt better. 6 days later, which is today, May 26, 2010 I had an appointment with my E.N.T. to remove the packing the placed in my nose after surgery. My E.N.T. chose to use 5 ft. long gauzes in both nostrils.
Are you saying that a deviated septum can't cause anosmia? What else could be the cause? I've never suffered any trauma to my nose or head.
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