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Odor from nose after surgery

I recently had Deviated septum fixed along with two turbinates removed. It has been two weeks since surgery. Seems to be healing fine except now i have a terrible odor coming from nose.I am continueing to use a sinse rinse.Occasionally throughtout the day i am having a green discharge from my nose very little.Does anybody know if a bad smell from nose two weeks after surgery is normal? Also do you know if night sweats are a part of the healing process?  
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please talk to your surgeon you could have an infection
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I agree with alchris. Call your surgeon, they may want to see you and do a culture on the drainage. Also, the faster you get more meds(if necessary) the quicker you will heal. Don't delay. Best wishes.
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Colts, contact me at ***@****

i think your problem is more than just an infection did you say he removed your turbs which ones on both sides..just email me and we can discuss i had a partial resection of my inferior turbs and my life is hell..trust me your going to be for a long haul of battling and suffering with no cure in sight sorry to say...


ask your doctor about empty nose syndrome he'll look at you as if your a fool..

contact me if you'd like some info
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email me i'm serious..i've been and done all that..it sucks
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I had similar surgery several weeks ago but not as extensive, deviated septum repair and turbinate trimming.  I have a funny smell coming from my nose.  It is not a bad smell, sort of medicinal or minty.  It's more annoying than anything.  I did not start having it until after my two week examination and numbing spray was used.  Did you seek treatment for this condition?  If so, how are you now?
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I had my turbinates trimmed by 50% and a septoplasty as well about 2 months ago. My bad smell started 5 days after the surgery when they removed the splints from my nose. The smell was so bad, people were complaining about it. I have to cover it by chewing gum all the time. It has continued to improve over the past 8 weeks. It is still not gone and after doing some research and learning about empty nose syndrome, I'm really worried this may become permanent. I encourage anyone that is going to have these surgeries, especially the turbinates reduced, talk about it with the doctors and weigh your options.
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I had a turbunate reduction done 8 weeks ago along with a tonsillectomy.  I went to the ENT for the tonsills with no problems breathing.  She said my turbunates had to be reduced because my nose was 85% blocked (I feel so guilty for trusting a doctor who has been in practice for 22 years with no complaints).   I am struggling with a dry and burning nose.  I feel that my nose too wide open.  The bad smell and taste have gone away.  I wonder if I will heal.  I hope I don't have Empty Nose Syndrome.  I am trying to find support in Colorado.  Let me know if you know of anyone.
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Please let me know if you recovered.  I need hope
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Did you recover from your turbunate reduction?  I need hope.
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