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Had sinus surgery a yr ago, but now I might have to have it again?

By Anonymous September 11, 2012 - 9:59pm
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I have a history of severe sinus infections and allergies. I finally saw an ent doc and allergist over a yr ago. They told me I had a severely deviated septum, major inflammation, practically no airway whatsoever so they wanted to do a turbinate reduction in addition to the septoplasty. He saw a polyp so he figured he'd remove that. When he went in, he said it was way worst than expected and I had an insane amount of polyps and just a horrible nose. He fixed it, gave me an airway and all was well for six months.

Now, the sinus infections are back in full force. Nonstop sneezing, nonstop stuffiness. Nonstop misery. So I went to a different ent doc since I've relocated. He wants to give me another allergy test because my nose looks like an allergy nose and restart me on allergy shots. However, hers my question. When he looked in the right nostril, he said that there was somthing blocking it's way. It wasn't a polyp but it looked like scar tissue or a mass. So I have to go in on Friday to get a cat scan of my nose again. So, if it's scar tissue, will they have to surgically remove it? I am not looking foward to thE recovery process for a sinus surgery again. It was two weeks of agony!

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Most of the times, surgery is needed to remove any scar.  Adhesions form when two moist, opposing surfaces inside the nose heal together, causing a scar. They often form between the septum, which separates the nostrils, and one of the wavy structures inside the nose (inferior turbinate). Adhesions can make breathing difficult.  But, you will have to talk to your doctor and he can inform you better, as to what treatment is best for you.



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