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Nose Bleeds – Symptom of a Deviated Septum?

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Nose Bleeds – Symptom of a Deviated Septum?

Perhaps you’ve been associating it with the dry air, or you think that you have an overly-sensitive nose. If you are suffering from frequent nosebleeds, you will want to have an expert ENT surgeon like Dr. Kevin Sadati check it out. There is a chance you might have a deviated septum, and correcting the deviation could eliminate those pesky nosebleeds all together. Patients in Newport Beach who have a deviated septum often need a septoplasty to correct the problem, but many also opt to have a rhinoplasty done at the same time in order to improve the appearance of their nose.

If you have light nosebleeds that can stop within a few minutes, then you may be experiencing the symptoms of a deviated septum. Other Orange County patients describe symptoms such as trouble breathing, difficulty sleeping, excessive snoring and constantly feeling like they have a stuffy nose when they have a deviated septum. Some people are born with a deviated septum while others experience a deviation as a result of an injury or accident. Sometimes, a person does not even notice that they have a deviated septum because their nose is not crooked while others will notice a bump on their bridge or have a crooked nasal profile.

Septoplasty is the term for the medical procedure which corrects the deviation itself. Typically, patients who have a deviated septum as a result of genetics require a septoplasty procedure, and because it is a medical surgery it is often covered with insurance plans. However, patients who have a deviated septum as a result of an injury may also need aesthetic work done on their nose. This might require Dr. Kevin Sadati to perform a nose job as well as a septoplasty procedure. This surgery is called a septorhinoplasty. Ultimately, the deviated septum will be fixed structurally but the appearance of the nose itself also will be improved.

Once your deviated septum is corrected, you will no longer suffer from nosebleeds. In addition, you will probably notice that it is easier to breathe and sleep through the night, now that your nasal passageway is no longer blocked. If you continue to have persistent nosebleeds, or nosebleeds that last for longer than 15 minutes and result in heavy blood loss, you should contact a medical professional immediately. Severe nosebleeds can be a symptom of a larger, more serious issue such as  malnurtition or an immunological disease.

Patients who want to confirm that they have a deviated septum and ultimately have their septum fixed by Dr. Kevin Sadati should set up a consultation appointment. At this appointment, Dr. Kevin Sadati will do both a physical and mental examination in order to determine if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. He will create a custom plan of action that outlines what will take place during your surgery. He works with each patient on an individual basis, and prides himself on his ability to provide natural-looking results for every person he works with at his practice.