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How is a deviated septum diagnosed?

A deviated septum can be diagnosed based on your symptoms and a quick exam. Your doctor will ask about your medical history, especially if you've had nose surgery or any injury to the nose; then the doctor may look inside your nostrils with a nasal speculum to see if your septum is out of place. If it is, they may refer you to an ear, nose, and throat specialist (otolarnygologist) to discuss treatment options.

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