5 Questions to Ask Your ENT Doctor About Deviated Septum
By: Kelly Warf, Au.D.
Did you know as many as 80% of people have a deviated septum? In most cases, people are unaware their deviated septum exists and exhibit no symptoms. However, individuals who have difficulty breathing, nose bleeds, sinus infections, facial pain, and snoring are recommended to see an ENT specialists to discuss their treatment options.
During your visit, the ENT physician will conduct a thorough exam of your nasal passage and inquire about the history of the deviated septum, past medical treatment, and details of your symptoms. At ENTC, we believe your healthcare is a partnership; during your appointment, you will want to ask the ENT physician the following 5 questions:
- What could be the cause of my deviated septum?
- Based on the diagnosis, what is the best course of action?
- What are the alternatives if the best course is not effective?
- Are there changes I need to make to my lifestyle?
- What follow-up visits or procedures are necessary?
Treatment options can range from medication to manage tissue swelling to surgically repairing the septum. The appropriate course of action will be discussed between you and the ENT physician.
If you have any concerns about your deviated septum, schedule your appointment today with one of our ENT specialists. We are offering both in-person and telehealth appointments at 2 locations. Call to learn more or schedule your appointment today. Call (847)685-1000