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Severe headache post septoplasty - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Is a really really bad headache normal 4 days after septoplasty/turbinates
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Dr here
Doctor :   No, you may have to visit your surgeon
User :   My husband had a septoplasty with turbinates removed on wensday and ever since he has had such a bad headache he can hardly function.. he has lorcet but he says it doesnt take the headache all the way away
Doctor :   Pain due to septoplasty can be expected but not more than the operated day or the next and terbinectomy do relieve from headache
User :   ok so should i call them now or wait until monday when they are in office?
Doctor :   the headache he has may be due to nerve damage around the septum which do supply the head
Doctor :   hence get examined by him to rule out such an complication
Doctor :   sooner the better
User :   ok thank you..
Doctor :   You are welcome
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