Does deviated septum surgery work

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Avatar m tn Does the surgery for deviated septum work? 2. Does the problem reoccur after surgery? 3. Does the surgery for deviated septum is a permanent solution or a temporary? 4. Will my nose look the same after the deviated septum surgery? 5. Do I need a plastic surgeon as well or the same ENT specialist should be a plastic surgeon, or is this irrelevant? 6. Can you please enlighten me on this or advise me where I can learn more? Thanks.
3072999 tn?1356418332 I remember that someone had posted that thu had surgery for a deviated septum. My DH is scheduled for this surgery in Monday, 10/1, and I am wondering what to expect as far as recovery. I've heard up to a week of not doing anything then I have heard within a day r two u r fine. My ex husband had this surgery done but also had more stuff done (his sinuses were punctured and drained because they were so filled) and I was thinking he was back to work (he was a truck driver) in like 3 days...
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 m tn I too can only breath from my mouth because my notstrils are constanty stuffed up. The ENT told me that the operation to repair the deviated septum does not work. So now I use saline nasal spray which only helps temporarily. What are we to do about it? I wish there is a doctor out there who can tell me how to live with this deviated septum and chronic sinusitis. I would appreciate a response. Thanks so much.
Avatar f tn My husband had deviated septum surgery several years ago to help aleviate his severe headaches which are connected to his sinuses. It didn't help AT ALL. He still suffers terrible headaches and sinus pressure. We paid a lot of money only for him to be in a lot of pain for a few days and he also had a nasal hemmorage afterward which was pretty scary.
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 n tn ” I went to the doctor and then to an ENT specialist and they said that I have a deviated septum. I was up-front with the doctor about the occasional use of cocaine, but he didn’t seem to think that was the cause of the deviated septum. (I’ve never been hit in the face or had any facial trauma.) But, I’m still convinced that I’ve somehow done some serious damage. What does everyone think? Can someone who’s used cocaine less than 10 times deviate or perforate their septum?
Avatar f tn It helps only temporarily. The ENT told me that the surgery to repair the deviated septum does not work. I went to an allergist and he only gave me prescriptions for nasal sprays and tablets. No on can really help. Can you tell me if homeopathic remedies will help or if there is really any surgery to repair a deviated septum. How do people live with this? Thanks so much for a response. reba.mul.
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 f tn About 3 weeks ago I had Endo surgery. They repaired a deviated septum, left ethmoidectomy, bilateral reduction of all turbinates, and sphenoidotomy. My doctor said that recovery time (return to work) would be about a week. I'm now 3 days short of 3 weeks and still have huge parts of the day that I'm in pain. The worst part is the weekly debriding. It knock me down to bedridden for at least 48hours.
Avatar f tn but I don't know what u do, but I was not to bend over to pick a piece of fuzz off the hard to work when u have restrictions... I had surgery this May will be 5 yrs and I have no regrets....I loved my Drs and the care I got....I am doing better since having it, and would do it again. Being afraid is normal, I was very afraid....
Avatar f tn I had experience with sinusitis and once I had surgery done for a deviated septum, which caused all of my sinus infections, I was able to reduce my asthma medications considerably. The reason you're on such a high dose is to try to control your asthma. Uncontrolled asthma has the potential to cause lung damage, which is something you want avoid, as that is permanent. You could have allergens in your area that are causing your asthma to be worse, that you don't know about.
216046 tn?1193947004 I had never taken a pain pill in my life until I had a deviated septum repaired and tonsillectomy when I was 26 years old. I will say it was the worst thing I have ever experienced. At the time of the surgery and about a year after, I only used the pills as directed, but slowly discovered that I had become very dependent on them to make it through the day. Thus an addict was born.
Avatar f tn I have had the surgery that you describe as well as a deviated septum repaired. I will tell you that this surgery is no walk in the park. It is like getting hit in the face by a truck. Getting your tonsils removed in adulthood is very painful as they are quite large. Your Uvula getting cut out doesn't feel much better. The operaration seemed to be sucessful for about a year and then I put a few pounds back on the old bread basket and my sleep apnea returned. My snoring was not as bad though.
Avatar n tn The same doctor performed two sinus surgeries (1st, deviated septum, turbinate reduction and 2nd one to clear blocked maxillary sinuses). I still have at least 10 sinus infections a year with terrible headaches, fever and fatigue. I have some mild allergies and am getting weekly shots. I have been on all kinds of antibotics, nasal sprays, antihistamines and steriods, but I still keep getting infections whenever I get a cold.
Avatar n tn Please do not laugh at me. But how would pro-bono surgery work. Would we pay $0 . In 2003 I have lost 136# My butt sags, what little I had to begin with. My saddle bags sag so it looks like their too big for a horse to carry. My boobies hang so that they rub on my body. I get a yeast infection. In the summer it gets really bad. and smells. My stomach and abdomen hangs ant it is horrible how the yeast infection get and smells. It also bleeds.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn The least drastic first. If he has a deviated septum, deviated enough to consider surgery, that often allows for more successful CPAP therapy by allowing freer, more comfortable breathing thru the nose. Perhaps, if as you say, his internal throat opening is drastically small it might be due to enlarged tonsils and just a tonsillectomy would solve most or all of his problems. I'm not sure about the turbinates, I think if they are enlarged they are done along w/the tonsils.
Avatar f tn The other possibility is deviated nasal septum. Nasal polyps and tumors, worms in stool causing high eosinophil counts, gastric reflux are the other causes. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Avatar n tn I've had TWO balloon sinuplasty's back to back this summer (August and September) and just scheduled a regular Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (ESS) today because the sinuplasty did not work at all. I should have done the traditional surgery in the first place. Be careful when thinking about this option. While it's true that many have great results, it's not for everyone. I have been plagued with chronic sinus infections since 2007 and I thought balloon sinuplasty was answer.
Avatar dr m tn 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.
382218 tn?1341185087 I'm considering having surgery to correct my deviated septum and am wondering whether this is might be a bad idea in light of having MS. I would think that the trauma might possibly induce a relapse? Has anyone here had this kind of procedure and if so, did it worsen your MS symptoms, temporarily or permanently? I could definitely live with the deviated septum, but it has gotten worse over the years and I often feel plugged up on one side.
Avatar m tn I had asked the ENT about the gagging symptoms (he had not even asked about symptoms I was having and was about the end the appointment, and was already pretty lacking in bedside manner throughout the appointment, he spent more time looking at my deviated nasal septum when he looked in my nose which was not why I was there), and asked at what point do they do surgery.
Avatar f tn my sinus surgery i had my deviated septum fixed and lots of polyps dug out. so any advice given would be highly appreciated on my previous post. i get so worried.
Avatar n tn These symptoms are only brought on after drinking alcohol and last for months afterwards. I had surgery to reduce my turbinates and to straighten a deviated septum about 6 months ago. I was totally fine for the next 3 months until I had a drink when the symptoms came back even worse. I have recently had MRI scans of my C-spine, and IAMs along with blood tests to rule out arthritis, all of which came back normal.
Avatar n tn The nasal septum is a plate of bone and cartilage along the center of the nose. A deviated septum is shifted to one side. When your septum is deviated there is less space on the side that the septum leans towards. Generally this area is squeezed. Surgery would return the septum to its usual position in the center of the nose. This is generally helpful in relieving the squeezed condition of the other structures. The sinuses are hollow areas within your head.
Avatar m tn In serious nasal fractures...does total reconstructive surgery always work out? I have a nose splint but I worry that every time my nose hurts from a facial movement that I have just ruined the work that they did inside.
Avatar m tn as I was told and his endoscope has very limited vision, hence the initial botch up surgery that led to second one shortly after. He wasn't able to see my deviated septum till he was inside during the first surgery. That's also when it was obvious that the sinus tissue was all deeply infected. CT-scans didn't even pick up the infection! I hope this helps.