What Is a Deviated Septum?

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3. From Birth

Some people will have a deviated septum simply because they were born that way. This might be genetic, or it might be that the patients septum was somehow damaged during their development in the womb. In some instances, the septum might even be damaged during the process of giving birth. If the deviation is serious enough then the problem will be treated as a matter of urgency.

Doctors will understandably be reluctant to operate on young children, however, so it is usually left until later life. There is also a chance that the severity of the condition will become less severe as the child grows.

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