>went to doc

>slight deviated septum
>ask if its worth doing surgery
>its up to me

wtf how can I decide? I just feel the bone on left nostril if i put my finger inside and im affraid it causing problems.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >did the deviation cause your nose to look different? do you want to correct for cosmetic reasons?
    >did the deviation cause complications in inspiration? do you want to correct for quality of life reasons?
    that's it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      shape isnt affected, im just affraid im not breathmaxing.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The trouble is, if you're breathing at 30% capacity through your nose your whole life, you aren't able to know what normal capacity feels like. I've seen people report even greatly enhanced mental clarity after correcting a deviated septum just because of the increase in blood oxygen.

      OP I'm in the same boat. I don't even know how bad mine is, but I def mouth breath sometimes because of it. I've read some people who say it's a no-brainer and instantly improves everything in their life. I've read others who have said it's intensely painful, and that it re-deviates after some time, and I've read once or twice about this issue that can happen where your nerves get damaged during the surgery and you essentially always feel like there's water way up your nose and it's torturous. Would love to be corrected on any of that, it's a big reason why I haven't looked into it further.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >if you're breathing at 30% capacity through your nose your whole life
        This, I never realised until later in life that my septum was fucked. If i put my hand on my check and pull across and open up 2nd nostril breathing is amazing. I snore, and if other side is blocked my head is all kinds of fucked from trying to suck in air through my nose all night. Going through this now, made an appointment for a CT scan to see whats up.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You aren't breathing at full capacity by breathing through your nose anyway. There's a reason people automatically switch to mouth breathing when they're exhausted and it's just as simple as it lets you inhale more oxygen.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I've got a deviated septum and was considering getting it fixed for a while, but my friend had surgery on his and is dealing with severe negative effects years later and needs corrective surgery to fix what the doctor fucked up. His case is like you say, something in the nerves got fucked so his body is reacting like he's never getting enough oxygen, can never sleep properly as a result of this, and his sense of smell is totally fucked since getting it done. Don't think I'm going to get mine looked at after hearing his horror story. My case isn't particularly bad anyway.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why cant the doc just tell me i should get the surgery? she literally said its up to me, then i asked how bad it is and she kept saying everyone is different, if it bothers me, but how the fuck do I know if im breathmaxing or not?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >i can't tell if i'm breathemaxing or not
        how in the world would your doctor be able to assess whether or not you are? it's your consciousness, your lived experience. maybe get a sleep study done?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          She should see the deviation and eith experience.... but idk man i will go back and ask for surgery cus i feel like its affecting my mental state with shitty sleep and snoring.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        do you have insurance or universal health care? if it's free and the doctor approves then get that shit fixed, why wouldn't you?

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bought these silicon bad boys for 4 dollars. Can breathe freely now when working out and can breethe freely when I sleep without snoring anymore.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Where.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        literally everywere online. They are called nose spreaders or anti snore.

        https://i.imgur.com/sn7JXXw.jpg

        Are these better than the nasal strips that go on the outside? I found they helped a bit at night.

        the strips can only be used once right? The silicon spreader can be washed and used for years. Just be sure to get a soft silicon one and a pack with different sizes

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >the strips can only be used once right?
          yeah, starts to add up. Will look into the silicon ones.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are these better than the nasal strips that go on the outside? I found they helped a bit at night.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      looking into this, thanks man hope it works for me, right nostril has been fucked all my life I think but only recently noticed.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get it done. I had a deviated septum all through high school and college and waited so long to get it done. Wish I’d done it sooner.
    Recovery is a bitch though so don’t plan on using your nose at all while in that situation.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My dad had deviated septum surgery a few years back and he said it's a night and day difference. His nose was all fucked up due to getting in fights when he was younger.
    Anyways, it's probably worth doing.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got a hole in my septum because of a bad coke habit a couple of years back. Now my nose whistle so I have to plug the hole with buggers when I go to sleep or else it's too loud.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kek that's funny. I'm sure insurance covers that or something. Seems more serious than many other things they do. I would probably get that fixed if I were you.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had my deviated septum fixed last year.

    Absolute game changer for appearance and breathing.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm terrified of the surgeon fucking up my nose, otherwise I'd get it right away.
      I can't sneed

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do you know if you have this

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if your one nostril is smaller than the other or as op said if you put your finger inside one of the two nostrils and can feel the cartilage ...

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a deviated septum but can breathe pretty well. Still use breathe better at nights.

    Kind of want to do it but I'm afraid of dying.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get it. I used to be conflicted too and wasn't sure If i should get it. Decided to get it either ways, and trust me when I say this, best decision in my life. You truly don't realize how constricted your breathing is until you actually get it fixed. You think your breathing is normal, just like me, because you are accustomed to it. You don't even know what normal breathing feels like right now. Even in gym, you will notice a difference.
    But maybe it was just me, idk your specific case, maybe it's only a slight bend. But no harm in doing it either ways. Only benefits.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Had a really bad one my whole life, never had the money or insurance to take care of it until 28 but it was completely life changing. Had Absolutely no idea how much better it would be. I used to fear getting kidnapped not because I was probably gonna be killed, but because I they put tape over my mouth I'd die of not getting enough O2 through the 1 nostril. Also cured my allergies and constant colds and runny noses.

    Be warned, had a friend (65 years old though) got it and he says he constantly gets migraines and colds now, wishes he never did it.
    Good luck anon.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you me? I had that fear too. My left nostril is literally useless. It's there for looks and boogers. I'm tempted to get the surgery, but some say that it'll deviate back over time.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fucking do it! Call and get a consultation tomorrow!
        You'll kick yourself for not doing it sooner.
        Even if you get some side effects, they are definitely worth it. Make sure they cauterize, not pack.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you shouldn't push someone toward nasal septum surgery like this

          the rate of complications is high

          YOUR outcome was YOUR outcome. do NOT push other people toward surgeries

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          who do you call. your doctor?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ghost busters

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If you want sure, just ask him for a referral.
            Or just look online for people who do it in your city and read some reviews, check your insurance and call for a consult.
            Are you 8 years old or something?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              i don't do medical stuff

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What does cauterizing do?

          you shouldn't push someone toward nasal septum surgery like this

          the rate of complications is high

          YOUR outcome was YOUR outcome. do NOT push other people toward surgeries

          And you're not wrong. Everyone is different and results may vary. I'm more scared of pains and problems than I am excited at the thought of breathing properly for once.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            my doctor who ive been told is like the best ENT in the universe by all the hospital staff, said my septum thats deviated all the way to the top isnt worth doing surgery on because it wont be able to fix me enough even after cutting off my entire nose and reattaching it.

            THATS what you need going into this surgery. someone not after a dollar

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Hints the consult anon

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >What does cauterizing do?
            Burns like hell for a day then it's fine.
            You are seriously 8 years old if you don't know what that means.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I know what it is. I guess I should have asked what the difference is.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Packed with gauze or cauterized.

                >Burns like hell for a day then it's fine.
                >You are seriously 8 years old if you don't know what that means.

                you didnt answer the question in context so you are clueless as to what it means also. talk shit when you can answer a question properly

                Kek, you really got me there pal.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Burns like hell for a day then it's fine.
              >You are seriously 8 years old if you don't know what that means.

              you didnt answer the question in context so you are clueless as to what it means also. talk shit when you can answer a question properly

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I cant relate to this. Feel like i have constant allergies and post nasal drip with my dodgy septum. Seems like there could actually be a fix then.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not. I had the surgery and nothing happened.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    good doctor won't say it's up to you, he will have a strong opinion on it. go to a different one

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Had mine fixed about 14 years ago. Definitely worth it, but have reasonable expectations. My septum has started to drift back to how it was, which can happen, and now I need a revision.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Must have gotten it when you were young. That's why most doctors wait till you're 19+ 20+. Because as a young person, the septum is still not done developing, so it can re-deviate. In older people, it might be possible, but it's extremely rare.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should I take the opportunity to get my garden gnome nose improved on as well

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if my nose has a slight bend like this is it a deviated septum. It's pretty unnoticeable unless I point it out to people.
    I can fee like the curve though and I wonder if it's impairing my breathing/sleep

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes do it don't be a poorfag and skimp out. I got it done in highschool and it made my breathing quality so much better.

    I types this with open, clear nostrils and unimpeded breath

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its free in my country, im affraid something goes wrong.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Idk about you but mine was so deviated that when the doc inspected mine she didn’t say it was a deviated septum, but a crushed septum. I’d estimate that when breathing through my nose, my right nostril was only 20% as efficient as my left. Obviously it was louder too since I practically only had 1 intake hole rather than 2. Now that I’ve got it fixed I can breath just as well as I could with my mouth and snoring is no longer an issue. I also haven’t had any sleep paralysis since then, which would happen to me semi often before. Sure this is anecdotal evidence and your circumstances are different, but plenty of people get it and they all say it’s helped immensely.

    tldr you’ll only see improvements if you get it done so might as well do it

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It typically gets worse when you get older, so might as well correct it now while it’s easier to. Recovery isn’t that bad either. It’s not pleasant but it’s not the worst thing in the world

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    just want to tell you that this is not a risk-free surgery, which is basically why your doctor delegated the decision to you

    it is not often talked about, but some people who undergo this surgery develop "empty nose syndrome". it is rare and thus poorly understood, but something about the nerves gets fucked up; thus the patient gets a perpetual feeling of his nose being constantly clogged and not being able to breathe

    this syndrome, while having no pathological impact, is associated with very high suicide rates and is irreversible

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Theres no bones in your nose retard.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only really breathe through one nostril but there is no way I'm risking the horror stories I've read about the surgery.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You don't need surgery just fucking crack it back into straight like I did.
    Used to only have 50% breathing capacity out of my right nostril but after I cracked it straight myself its 100%.
    Breathing is so comfy and meditating feels chill as fuck now and not annoying.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      thats just caveman surgery
      did you drink a bunch before cracking it or just muscled through the pain?

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got mine done, recovery was hard for 3 days until they took tampons out of my nose.

    get it done gay

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