Deviated septum surgery healing time

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538090 tn?1213811712 I haven't experienced much relief yet, but it's only been 8 days so far. They only way to fix a deviated septum is surgery. Without the surgery it can cause a lot of sleep problems, sleep apnea, disturbed sleep patterns, dry mouth. Lots of complicated problems. I'm still swollen up at this point. I use the Nasal Rinse 6 times a day. am taking antibiotics, steroids, which are awful, and steroid nose drops, as well as Vicodin for pain.
Avatar n tn I have recently been diagnosed as having a deviated septum. The deviated septum is the result of having had my nose broke twice. I've had sinus problems for years including the headaches, congestion, and sore throats. I also have problems in the morning, such as mucus in my mouth when I wake up. I have to spit several times to clean out my mouth. I also have nausea for the early part of the day. Could a deviated septum cause all of those problems?
Avatar m tn Having sinus problem most of my life, it’s the last few years that have been the worse. 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.
Avatar m tn i have been resting last couple days being lazy i have noticed now a lot dry crusty blood in nose now do you have this names r taken well i got my inferior and middle turbs cut now i am worried about empty nose 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 and 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
Avatar n tn The doctor kinda acted like a ***** and said the damage isn't done from someone hitting you, when in actuallity my bone is messed up from getting hit and my septum is deviated.
Avatar m tn How much of the septum has to be removed before it won't heal and surgery is needed? At what point do you loose the entire septum and only have one nostril? My friend never wants this happen and so is willing to give up for however long it takes for his nose to recover. Does anyone know how long this may take? Are there are treatments that will make the healing more rapid. Thank you in advance to anyone that can help!
Avatar m tn It started when I had chronic sinus infections and then sinus surgery for a blocked sinus and deviated septum. The left septum never healed properly. I am convinced it was not the fault of the ENT, but that the following factors contributed to my ongoing dilemma: - Exposure to mold due to leaky roof and sub-floor pipes - I treated with an allergist and was highly allergic to mold and dust mites. It helped only a little.
458072 tn?1291418786 I will be having sinus surgery next Thursday, 10-21-10. This is because I have had repeated sinus infections that have not cleared up after 2 rounds of the strongest antibiotic (orally) they could give me. The ENT will go in and clean out everything in there, sounds gross. Due to these sinus problems going along with the hypothyroidism, I am wondering if it will do any good, or if it will just come back. Anyways....
Avatar f tn as I said it all depends on u, ur Drs and how u recover....I have EDS which make healing a slower process for me.Knowing that b4 surgery is helpful.... U r young and should be able to bounce back better then someone my age or older....look at how u recovered from ur maternity was it for u, did u have problems?....Granted this is not the same, but it will show u how u handle pain and how long it takes u to recover. Hang in there and follow ur gut...
Avatar f tn I recently had Deviated septum fixed along with two turbinates removed. It has been two weeks since surgery. Seems to be healing fine except now i have a terrible odor coming from nose.I am continueing to use a sinse rinse.Occasionally throughtout the day i am having a green discharge from my nose very little.Does anybody know if a bad smell from nose two weeks after surgery is normal? Also do you know if night sweats are a part of the healing process?
Avatar f tn This problem started about the time I had surgery for a deviated septum in 1997, in 30 minutes, today's ENT flatly stated that it wasn't due to surgery. I am losing confidence in ENT's, there is a serious knowledge gap here.
Avatar n tn ordered a CT scan of my sinuses and sure enough, deviated septum, turbinates needed to be reduced, sinus tubes running from up in my nose between my eyes that go from side to side behind eyes (not sure if I am explaining well) needed to be stretched PLUS my tonsils needed to go...very very enlarged. I had my surgery on Feb. 5th still in the healing process but she said my sinuses were worse than they expected when they got in there as well as my tonsils.
Avatar f tn Whether she can go to school within a week time? Whether there won't be any complications in surgery? that is the side affect of the surgery?
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn Why was surgery not an option for you? I thought if you had a deviated septum surgery helps the sinus drain?
Avatar f tn I've had this surgery. I experienced slight pain (didn't have to take anything for pain), bleeding (don't get scared because its normal), make sure you ask your surgeon if you can take ARNICA (its an herb)-it helps with bruising, scarring and quickens on healing time. Don't ask, it really works. Make sure you don't bend and have your head elivated at all times. Good luck and let me know how you make out.
Avatar n tn It was recommended that I have surgery because I had polyps that would not go away, a deviated septum, and narrow sinus passages. I had an infection when they operated, so they did not open the passages as much as he wanted. It has been about 6 weeks and the left side where the stitches were and the most narrow passage, still feel strange - like it is still healing. I am glad that I had the CT scan (2x prior to surgery to see if the polyps went away) and had the surgery.
Avatar f tn This way everything can heal at the same time and when you are done healing everything will be in order. Better days ahead for you my chairian friend.
Avatar f tn They repeated the test in case the deviated septum was causing the breathing wasn't. My FEV1 is 73% predicted, with lung age of 78.2 years. I'm 61, type 2 diabetic, degenerative disc disease, degenerative oste-arthirits, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, allergies....and yes, I''m a 2 pack a day smoker. Bad Me. Are these results enough to diagnose me with COPD? I am seeing a pulmonologist in Nov.
Avatar n tn I was going through antibiotics like water for chronic sinusitus. I had a deviated septum and a very narrow nose. I found a wonderful and gentle ENT and got the surgery for it last August. It has been wonderful! I have not had any significant illness since then (aside from a bout with a winter stomach bug and severe asthma). It was getting to where antibiotics weren't working at all. Now, I no longer require them.
Avatar n tn I never had one in my life, so I didn't know that was what was going on, I just thought it was 'fall-out' from the surgery, as I had been told it could take 6 months to a year to feel fully better (my surgery had been to repair a deviated septum, but up until the summer after the surgery, I had never had a sinus infection in my life).
Avatar f tn it was around my 4th year of use, i began to have bad problems with my nose, and the 5th year i finally deviated my septum. everytime you use, coke keeps eating away and that hole will never ever heal,but the cartilage and pain will. although keeping it moist helps for pain and the scabs, (yuck) it does not repair any damagae done to your nose. my advice to you is quit and get some help.
Avatar f tn Hello All, I had surgery for deviated septum on December 26th 2013. The nurse placed the IV in my left hand. She had numbed the area before inserting the IV so I could not feel if she was"fishing" for the vein or not. Surgery went well and was home within a couple hours. The next day I noticed my hand was warm and the vein slightly swollen and getting hard. I ignored it for about a week and a half thinking it would go away but it continually has gotten worse.
Avatar f tn fatigue, and this would occur about one week out of the month. Based on a CT scan, the ENT determined I had a deviated septum and some sinus issues so I had sinus surgery (septoplasty and turbinate reduction) in April '09 and felt quite well for months after that. Out of the blue, around Sept of '09, I started experiencing chronic sinus symptoms (predominately post nasal drip and mucous in the back of the throat) 24/7. In addition are the neck aches, fatigue and canker sores.
Avatar n tn Sometimes that happens to me a bit, but it usually is simply the result of a stuffy nose, and having my mouth closed and therefore not breathing full for a few breaths.
Avatar n tn Dear Dr. Sharma: Recently I wnt for an MRI for my ENT who performed surgery for a deviated septum. However, the mri also showed Hello- a recent MRI I had showed that I had a "few non-specifice increased T2 signal areas in the white matter of both fromtal lobes, probably foci of chronic gliosis aa result of migraine headaches or small vessel ischemia." Please note that I have never had a migraine headache. What does this mean? Thank you.
1405544 tn?1331922301 LOL, how pathetic is that? Jeez... I thought my nose was healing up so well, it looked so much better on the inside and for a second I actually had myself convinced the hole was less severe and smaller than I originally thought. Duh. Seriously, what the hell is wrong with my brain and how I think?? And then I did a sinus rinse just a few minutes ago (I do this before I go to sleep to clean out the crud before I pack it up again with vaseline for the night, to keep it moist so it can heal).
Avatar n tn It is mostly on my left side, but a little on the right also. I also have been told that I have a moderately deviated septum. I have tried steroid sprays, decongestants, Prednisone, antihistimines, diet changes, and sinus rinses. First I was treated by inner ear specialists with various treatments for quite some time only to be told later that I probably don't have an inner ear problem. I even had a TMJ surgery and other treatments for TMJ to unplug my ears and reduce pain.
Avatar f tn I do agree that having a sinus infection after your surgery will cause healing problems. Why were'nt you given antibiotics with the surgery. Each time I was given a course of antibiotics to make sure the sinuses stayed clean while healing up from the surgeries. Trust me you don't want to go without your turbinate tissue. I have constant dry nose/sinuses.