Patient Comments: Deviated Septum - Causes


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Comment from: Ggrreegg, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 19

When I was very young, I was hit by a line drive that shattered my nose, which luckily enough did not deviate my septum. Substance abuse however, did.

Comment from: MomofKaia, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 20

My youngest daughter who is almost six now was born with a deviated septum. She snores and has difficulties breathing (it whistles sometimes).

Comment from: Ls, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 24

When I was 3 years old my parents and I were at the grocery store and a woman came barreling around the corner with her cart and hit me smack dab on my nose. My father said it bled and my nose never looked the same because of the deviated septum.

Comment from: sassy gram, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

I fell down a flight of stairs last March (2017) and among other injuries I broke my nose, creating a deviated septum. I am due to have surgery to help breathing in right nostril, in two weeks. I would love to fix this without surgery. I still get some air though the right nostril, but very compromised.

Comment from: patientX, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: June 15

My deviated septum was caused by basketball to the face at age 12 during free-for-all 20-balls-lose-on-the-court-frenzy at summer camp in YMCA. I broke my eyeglasses twice that summer. I bent the frames all up repeatedly, too.

Comment from: toppa, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 26

I have had throat problem for several months and I called on the local ENT specialist. He told me that I have a deviated septum which causes my throat infection and advised septoplasty.

Comment from: sebrena, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 15

I was hit on the nose two different times by a baseball by the age of 14, which was the cause of my deviated septum.

Comment from: lindabob20008, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 22

I fell across a sidewalk, landing with my head in between the sidewalk and curb, hitting my nose and cheek against the water meter that was placed there. I broke bones in my cheek, eye orbit and nose. The nose healed crooked, causing a deviated septum. I am having a septoplasty next month to move the pieces of bone and repair the septum.

Comment from: bkalm, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 13

I broke my nose at least twice as a child causing a deviated septum. Once walking into a wall at about the age of 4. It was dark and I was trying to locate the bathroom. Second time was when I was playing in my aunt's above ground pool and dived into the side of the pool.

Comment from: lilmia, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 18

I was thrown from a horse and landed on my head, receiving a concussion.

Comment from: Doc B, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 12

My deviated septum happened because I snorted a lot of cocaine, meth, pills, Pixy Stix, glue…Pretty much anything I could get my hands on.

Comment from: rob carl, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 05

I was punched out by a bigger kid when I was young, so one side of my nose is about 50% smaller than the other side. This makes it much harder to breathe through that nostril.

Comment from: broken nose, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 28

I have been in numerous fights and have had my nose broken at least twice. The last incident was due to a motorcycle wreck, which smashed my sinuses. Now I suffer from hard breathing through my nose. I don't leave the house without a handkerchief.


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