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So I recently had a sinus sinus scan which showed concha bullosa. I googled it but everything I read said how rare it was to have a concha bullosa on an inferior turbinate. Well, that's what I have! Anyone else?
So here are my questions. I hope someone can answer them?
1)Are most enlarged turbinates caused by concha bullosa, or is concha bullosa the name of a turbinate? This is confusing me?
2)For those who have/had this, what were your main symptoms?
3)My doctor advised surgery to correct this, and said they would get worse eventually. Has this been the case for any of you?
4)Can Flonase help concha Bullosa?

btw, not only do I have concha bullosa, but I also have a deviated septum, fracture to my nose and chronic maxillary sinusitis. In your opinion, do these things usually warrant surgery? I'm terrified of surgery, but am sick of feeling this way.
[QUOTE]1)Are most enlarged turbinates caused by concha bullosa, or is concha bullosa the name of a turbinate? This is confusing me?

Most enlarged turbinates are caused by allergies, exposure to chemicals or other environmental irritants. Concha Bullosa is not the name of a turbinate, it is a small air cell within a turbinate (bullosa = bubble) that causes the turbinate to be enlarged (and it's a fairly common condition).

[QUOTE]2)For those who have/had this, what were your main symptoms?

Typically congestion, facial pressure and nasal obstruction which can prevent your sinuses from draining properly.

[QUOTE]3)My doctor advised surgery to correct this, and said they would get worse eventually. Has this been the case for any of you?
4)Can Flonase help concha Bullosa?

It may not get worse, but it won't go away on its own. It's possible that an anti-inflammatory spray like Flonase will help keep the inflammation manageable so it's worth a try. You should also try saline irrigation using a neti pot or SinusRinse bottle, and an oral decongestant like pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) to see if those things help.

[QUOTE]I also have a deviated septum, fracture to my nose and chronic maxillary sinusitis. In your opinion, do these things usually warrant surgery?

It's hard to say. A deviated septum often requires surgery to correct (but some people choose to live with one if it's not too bad). Many people can manage chronic maxillary sinus with medication and irrigation but at some point you may need surgery.

You might consider taking a month or two and treating it medically - Flonase, oral decongestants (do not use decongestant sprays like Afrin), antihistamines if you have allergies, and saline irrigation. If you don't see some improvement (or are already doing those things and they're not helping), you may need the surgery.
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So I recently had a sinus sinus scan which showed concha bullosa. I googled it but everything I read said how rare it was to have a concha bullosa on an inferior turbinate. Well, that's what I have! Anyone else?
So here are my questions. I hope someone can answer them?
1)Are most enlarged turbinates caused by concha bullosa, or is concha bullosa the name of a turbinate? This is confusing me?
2)For those who have/had this, what were your main symptoms?
3)My doctor advised surgery to correct this, and said they would get worse eventually. Has this been the case for any of you?
4)Can Flonase help concha Bullosa?

btw, not only do I have concha bullosa, but I also have a deviated septum, fracture to my nose and chronic maxillary sinusitis. In your opinion, do these things usually warrant surgery? I'm terrified of surgery, but am sick of feeling this way.