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Deviated Septum – Symptoms and Causes

The septum is the cartilage located at the center of the nose. In general, it evenly separates the nostrils. But when this division is uneven, meaning one nostril is bigger than another, it is called a deviated septum. This condition would lead to certain health complications like difficulty breathing or a blocked nostril. Medical attention is needed immediately to prevent negative effects on the quality of life. Read on to learn more about common symptoms and causes of a deviated septum.

Symptoms of Deviated Septum

No Symptoms

In most cases when septal deformities are mild, there are often no clear symptoms. In fact, you might not even know that you have a deviated septum. Indeed, many people with a deviated septum only have a minor deviation. And symptoms are unlikely in these cases. No treatment is needed because there will be no problems that would affect your life or cause possible health issues. [1]