It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Sinus Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-19-2013, 08:16 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8
kbear10_99 HB User
Question Septoplasty splint/stitches question

I had a septoplasty and bilateral turbinate section done on Monday the 15th. I was under the understanding that he put two splints in and dissolvable stitches in. I see a lot more stitches in my left nostril and it aggravates me more than the right side. Had my BF look and he can see the splints in the right side but not the left (this side is a Lil more swollen than right)

Is this normal?
Could I have shifted the left side splints during a saline rinse?
How long before the stitches dissolve and are the splints stitched in?

Also what can I expect when I go next Tue afternoon to have the splints removed?
Any advice or helpful hints for this day? Really getting nervous about it.

Thanks K

 
Reply With Quote
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-20-2013, 10:36 PM   #2
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8
kbear10_99 HB User
Re: Septoplasty splint/stitches question

Anybody???

 
Reply With Quote
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 08-27-2013, 07:17 PM   #3
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Chico, CA
Posts: 154
MollyW2013 HB User
Re: Septoplasty splint/stitches question

Quote:
Originally Posted by kbear10_99 View Post
Anybody???

When is your first follow up? I'd call the ENT if you are truly concerned. I had septoplasty, concha bullosa removal, in May. My nose was pretty swollen till they removed the splints. They were also pretty crusted with blood, even after irrigating, so i couldn't really see where the splints or stitches were.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 07:42 PM   #4
Senior Member
(female)
 
zip452's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 134
zip452 HB Userzip452 HB Userzip452 HB Userzip452 HB Userzip452 HB User
Re: Septoplasty splint/stitches question

Perhaps the ENT only had to splint the one side more? I know that I had only really my one side operated on and they also did my septum and there are splints and stitches and they are all on that side as well, so I don't think that they need to double up the splints on both sides even though it is a midline structure, at least for the septum part. Hopefully when you get everything removed they will even out in terms of swelling. I have heard that the swelling and congestion can be bad until the splints and stitches are removed, that is too bad that it seems worse on one side.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply Reply




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:05 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!