Septoplasty on the NHSWatch
I know people that have had it done and just cant help but wonder why I keep getting refused?
I had septoplasty done by NHS when I broke my nose and deviated my septum during a rugby match. It did take 12 months of convincing to finally get an op done because they do drag it on but just keep saying you cant sleep and have difficulty breathing and stuff
Request a referral to an ENT specialist. I was referred to an ENT at 14 and they found mine was almost completely closed over and then got the letter through for the operation at 18. How did you find out you have a deviated septum?
I did ask for a referral but the doctor said that I need to open my purse. My nostril is bent and my nose is tilting to one side. I feel like it's getting worse over the years and past few years I've been hearing a low humming noise in my right ear. Told another doctor and he just laughed and said it's nothing to worry about.
Doesn't really mean you have a deviated septum then, your nose could just be a bit wonky, you never actually know until they stick a camera up there. Your best bet is paying for a private ENT initial consultation which will be about £250 and then they will refer you onto their NHS list and you'll go through the whole process much quicker because the initial consultation is always the big wait. GP's will probably fob you off if you go in saying you have a deviated septum as opposed to saying you're having sinus issues because people who self diagnose are seen as batty