Hello. I am new to this forum and i am hoping someone out there can help put me at ease and answer a couple questions. First off, I am scheduled to have rhinoplasty and a turbinectomy done mid November...I am not as scared about the rhinoplasty (just fixing a bump on my nose) as i am the turbinectomy. The thing is my doctor says i have enlarged turbinates and a slightly crooked septum which effect my 'breathing' and he wants to take care of them. However, I do not have difficulty breathing, the only problems i told him i have on a regular basis are sinus headaches and constant post nasal drip and i am unsure if these are caused by the turbinates or not. He thinks the turbinates are more of a problem than my septum. What scares me is all i have been reading is how bad it is to remove a turbinate and how you will forever suffer from a dry nose and throat and your nose wont be able to warm the air or humidify it when you mess with the turbinates...it can pretty much make u uncomfortable for life. Is this true? Is there anyone out there who has had this done who can verify these issues so i can tell my doctor not to do it before i make a life altering mistake? I've heard the main symptom of problem turbinates is not being able to breathe, but i have no problem breathing. Are sinus pain, headaches, and a lot of post nasal drip considered symptoms of problem turbinates as well? Id REALLY appreciate any help!! I am getting really scared about having this done and screwing up my nasal function forever. Thank You in advance.
Did you ever sort this out? Sinus pain, headaches and nasal drip will effect breathing, you probably breath badly but since the body adapts to how much oxygen gets you're probably used to it by now. Your sense of smell is probably bad as well and this means your breathing will definitely be affected.
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