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Septum at the tip of nose has severe pain, looks red from inside, bloody drainage. Septoplasty, sinus surgery done few days ago. Cause?

I had septoplasty , sinus surgery , and rasping of bone after breaking my nose 6 days ago. The septum at the tip of my nose (all I can see) has gotten more painful and looks red on the inside. Major swelling of nose appears to be going Down, but pain increasing. I am still taking antibiotics following surgery. I still have bloody drainage, and have been running a 100.1temperature for 2 days.
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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Dear patient,

Thanks for the query. This is an urgent situation not to be taken lightly. A septal hematoma, meaning a collection of blood in the nasal septum, has a tendency to get infected and develop an abscess; to prevent that from happening, septal hematomas usually require drainage.

Please report to your ENT surgeon as soon as possible.

Hope that helps, wish you the best,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Sat, 30 Nov 2013
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