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What is a deviated nasal septum?

Your septum is the part of your nose that divides your nostrils. Usually, it should be centered so that your nostrils are the same size. If it is not centered, then you have a deviated septum and one of your nostrils is smaller than the other. This can be something you are born with or it can be caused by an injury. Whatever the case may be, a deviated septum can cause several health complications. You may have trouble breathing, develop sinus infections easily, and be plagued by nasal congestion and nosebleeds.

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