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I had septoplasty/FESS done 10...
I had septoplasty/FESS done 10 days ago. Today I noticed what feels like a small bump on my nostril toward cartilage (on side opposite from septum correction). I have been reading too much on google and now worried its a septal hematoma. I was in ENT’s office yesterday, and he didnt say anything. do i need to be concerned? I do not want saddle nose.
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Plastic Surgeon: Plastic Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon (MD) replied 6 months ago
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Thank you for your question. I am sure your surgeon would have noticed anything abnormal yesterday. It is probably not a hematoma - hematomas are painful. There can be abnormalities during the healing phase that are most likely tissue swelling in response to the surgery. If you want to make sure that everything is progressing well, then you need to notify your surgeon so that he can examine you again. I am available if you have more questions.
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank you. I will be back in his office on Tuesday for debridement. In the off chance it is in fact a hematoma would that period of time expose me to risk of longer term complications? Also, im taking clindamycin since the surgery. Would that help combat potential of hematoma/abcess forming?
Plastic Surgeon: Plastic Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon (MD) replied 6 months ago
Clindamycin will not prevent hematoma formation but it will treat an abscess. If you want to see your surgeon before Tuesday, you need to call his office and let them know your concerns. You do not have to wait until Tuesday to be examined by your surgeon.
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