Deviated septum...What should I do?

Romania
January 26, 2011 5:09am CST
Yesterday I was to a doctor, who said to me that I have deviated septum. Do you had something like that? I understand that I need an operation...
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• Pakistan
26 Jan 11
Yup i have deviated nasal septum. The main trouble with this condition is i suffer from sinusitis i.e my sinus drainage is impaired and as such they get blocked!! Also when i get flu, one side of my nose gets blocked while the other is open and this then alternates!! Surgery is not a major one and if your symptoms are not troubling you seriously then there really is no need for it! My cousin also had this and he underwent surgical correction due to his occupation. i hope this was helpful!!
• Romania
27 Jan 11
on monday i ll go again to doctor.i hope that i ll be ok and not to have to make surgical correction
• Pakistan
28 Jan 11
We have our fingers crossed!! do let us know
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
26 Jan 11
I could be wrong, but a deviated septum usually results from a broken nose that did not set properly. The treatment is to surgically rebrake the nose and reset it. When I had mine done, they put packing in my nose for a period of time (a few days) , then it was all over. Not pleasant, but the results were worth it.
• Romania
27 Jan 11
uf... thanks a lot for u`re information
@ishrael (114)
• Portugal
26 Jan 11
Surgery to correct deviated nose septum has a painfull post operatory, being very invasive and traumatic, so its most all of the time considered as last resource. Deviated septum is normaly associated with a particular set of sintoms like sinusites, adenoids inflamation and alergies, so i advise you to get a second opinion also and evaluate for yourself if the sintoms you already have are frequent and painfull enough to justify operating. Be well soon.
• Romania
27 Jan 11
thanks :}
@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
26 Jan 11
No, thanks to God that I have no such problem.
• Romania
27 Jan 11
:} u`re one lucky person
@shawn824 (25)
• United States
26 Jan 11
hey. I have a deviated septum as well. Basically I dont get in as much air through my right nostril as I do the left. There not that serious and If you feel you still breath alright then dont worry about surgery.
• Romania
27 Jan 11
:} thanks for informatin.I was pretty nervous
@Catana (736)
• United States
26 Jan 11
There's no reason to have surgery for a deviated septum unless it's so severe that it gives you serious breathing problems. If you're uncertain about what to do, it would probably be a good idea to get a second opinion. But don't go to someone that your doctor recommends. Most doctors are trustworthy, but sometimes they work together to get patients for each other, so it's best to find an independent recommendation.