Patient Comments: Deviated Septum - Symptoms

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Comment from: Angel, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 27

I’m 50 years old and my nose is not crooked and never has been. I don’t have any allergies and I don’t have clogged sinuses. Out of nowhere my nose just started to itch on the right side on the bridge so much so that I would scratch it raw. It looked like I have a lump there but the skin is fine, it feels hard like the bone. So I had a CAT scan and they said my septum is deviated. Now how come after 50 years all of the sudden my septum is crooked with no trauma!

Comment from: Debra, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 03

I was born with a deviated septum; as was my mom, brother and one of my three sisters. As a young child, I had nosebleeds a lot. Now at 50, I'm having quite a bit of snoring and possibly sleep apnea. First thing the ENT doctor wants to do is surgery - umm nope.

Comment from: Bossanova, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 05

I have always had a diminished sense of smell, so I got my nose checked out a few years ago. Very deviated septum, definitely a case for surgery, but I’m nervous about recovery time. Other symptoms are I am only able to sleep on the left side to breathe through my nose, frequent bloody noses, especially on the right side, near constant congestion, must breathe through my mouth when exercising and usually when sleeping, extreme sinus pain, and frequent sinus infections.

Comment from: Joseph, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 08

My wife suffers with deviated septum, sinus headaches, etc. Her most chronic issue is post nasal drip with the exception of the discharge travelling down the back of her throat into the stomach and leaving a horrible sense of taste, smell and nausea. She would wake up several times at night with it. We know it's probably somehow related to her sinus issues which she knows when her headaches are coming on but this so called post nasal drip is a mystery and has her worn out.

Comment from: mark w., 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 20

My problem is that I can't breath through my nose. It mainly happens when I am trying to go to sleep, that's when I have breathing difficulties and headaches. On some occasions I feel sick, and my breathing is bad. Also when I do any exercises where I have to breath through my nose I have difficulties, and my septum is bent to the right side of my nose. I believe its a deviated septum.

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