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Sinus Surgery

I had a sinus surgery about 3 weeks ago.
It included: frontal sinus, antrum, intranasal op, Turbinates, submucus resection.

In plain Eng. I was told I had a cyst which had to be removed and my ENT told me he opened my sinuses as well.

Almost 3 weeks after the surgery I fell better, I don't have the sneezing attacks anymore, but my nose is still congested most of the day. Sometimes on side clears but the other stays congested. Mornings are usually better.
My ENT says it could take a month till the dry blood clears completely.
Has anybody had congested nose after surgery? And for how long?

I also asked for the detailed report of the operation. When I got it, I was very surprised because according to the report, the operation only lasted 10 minutes. I can't even imagine how they can perform any kind of surgery in that short time:

anesthetic start: 13:16
operation start:  13:35
operation finish: 13:45
Anesthetic finish: 13:50
Recovery finish: 14:37

Any opinions on this?

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Hello and hope you are doing well.

As the post surgical inflammation resolves, your symptoms should improve. It may take about 8-12 weeks. In the meantime practice good breathing exercises, humidify your room and do steam inhalations to help with your symptoms.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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Thanks, it is indeed much better now.
I 'm still wondering how it's possible to do a sinus surgery in 10 min. Is it possible that only the middle turbinates were done and the invoice somehow has been mixed up?
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Please don’t worry yourself. The outcome of any surgery will depend on the surgeon, the technique used and the experience of the surgeon and if there have been any complications to the surgery or not. The steps mentioned are all a part of the same surgery and anatomically they are all located together, so it is possible to perform the surgery in the specified time.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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