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Why does a deviated septum cause nosebleeds?

A deviated septum affects the way air moves through your nostrils. This often has a drying effect on your septum. If it becomes too dry you may develop a nosebleed as a result. Regular nosebleeds are one of the most common symptoms associated with a deviated septum.

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