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Repair of Nasal Septal Perforation - Risks

Bleeding and infection can occur after any surgery. You should contact your doctor if you have:

  • Heavy bleeding. Mild bleeding is normal.
  • A fever of 101°F (38.3°C) or higher.
  • Severe pain. Mild pain is expected.
  • Pus.
  • A foul smell coming from the nose.
  • A persistent headache.

Sometimes the perforation may reopen and need another surgery.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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