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    Diving after septum surgery

    Hi all

    I have to have surgery to correct a deviated septum along with removal of nasal polyps.

    The consultant gave advice on how long I would have to leave it before I started playing sports (football/reugby etc) but didn't have any information on the length of time I would have to lay off diving.

    Does anyone have information that I could access on this.

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    Re: Diving after septum surgery

    Funny coincidence; I just had surgery yesterday that included Tonsils, Turbinets and septum scraping. My surgeon said 4 weeks and I should be right, but he would confirm during the follow up consultation in a couple of weeks.

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    Ben.

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    Re: Diving after septum surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by Arkwright  View Original Post
    Hi all

    I have to have surgery to correct a deviated septum along with removal of nasal polyps.

    The consultant gave advice on how long I would have to leave it before I started playing sports (football/reugby etc) but didn't have any information on the length of time I would have to lay off diving.

    Does anyone have information that I could access on this.
    I had surgery to correct a deviated septum in November, 2006. From what I remember, I had to stay out of the water for 2-4 weeks. You will have a follow-up with your doctor about 2 weeks after surgery, where the doctor will evaluate how the surgery went and you'll have a better idea at that point. The good thing about this surgery is that you will be able to breathe better and will see the number of sore throats (from post-nasal drip) greatly decrease. It is worth doing, assuming you need it.

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    Re: Diving after septum surgery

    just had mind done yesterday. doc said 4 weeks.

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    Re: Diving after septum surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by Arkwright  View Original Post
    Hi all

    I have to have surgery to correct a deviated septum along with removal of nasal polyps.

    The consultant gave advice on how long I would have to leave it before I started playing sports (football/reugby etc) but didn't have any information on the length of time I would have to lay off diving.

    Does anyone have information that I could access on this.
    From your avatar pic, it looks like your jaw is deviated as well. :D

    Sorry, couldn't resist. Good luck with the recovery!

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    Re: Diving after septum surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by mempilot  View Original Post
    From your avatar pic, it looks like your jaw is deviated as well. :D

    Sorry, couldn't resist. Good luck with the recovery!
    Yes, it is most definately an dodgy pic :o

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