Is Crooked Nose Surgery Necessary?

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Hello, I am 17 years old. I experienced that my left nose seemed to have grown half-covered so it quite disturbed my breathing, and my head was quite dizzy and frequent, the growths were really sticking on my nose and sometimes bleeding too. The doctor said that I had a severe bony bend and had to undergo surgery. Want to ask, if for example it doesn’t operate, what will the impact of old age be? Do you have to have surgery?

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Hello Natasya, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com

A crooked nose or what is called a nasal septal deviation is a condition in which the divider between the two nostrils is bent to one side of the nostril, causing one side of the nostril to become smaller. If the deviation of the septum is very severe, there may be a disturbance in the flow of breath on one side of the nose so that the sufferer can feel difficulty breathing. Other symptoms that can occur are dry nose and bleeding nose, facial pain, wheezing especially during sleep, etc. Nasal septal deviation can occur due to birth or due to injury to the nose (eg nose bump).


The recommended therapy for severe nasal septal deviation is surgery to straighten the nasal septum. If the surgery is not performed, complications that may occur include respiratory problems and nose bleeding as you are currently experiencing, sleep disturbances, chronic dry mouth, and chronic sinusitis. Since this condition will not improve on its own, you should seek advice from your ENT doctor for nasal septal surgery. Medicines can sometimes be given to temporarily relieve symptoms of nasal congestion but they cannot permanently resolve the problem.

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