Are blood clots normal after sinus surgery?
Blood tinged (pinkish) discharge and clot formations are normal, if you have a severe nose bleed that does not stop after applying pressure, ice, and Afrin contact our office.
Can sinus surgery cause blood clots?
Moderate bleeding may occur for a few days after surgery. After this, old clots may form and can be washed out with Ocean nasal spray as noted below.
How do you get rid of blood clots after sinus surgery?
After surgery you need to keep your nasal cavities moist, to help blood clots dissolve and loosen crusting. Your surgeon may ask you to use nasal saline (salt water). You should use it as often during the day as you remember, or at least 4-5 times per day.
How much blood is normal after sinus surgery?
What to Expect After Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Bleeding: It is normal to have some bloody discharge for the first 3-5 days after sinus surgery, especially after you irrigate your sinuses. If steady bleeding occurs after surgery, tilt your head back slightly and breathe through your nose gently.
Should you pull blood clot out your nose?
If the blood clot is blocking air from passing through the nose, gently blow it out. It is best to wait until the bleeding stops completely before blowing out the blood clot.
How long do you have blood clots after sinus surgery?
There may be some tenderness or numbness in your upper front teeth, which is normal after surgery. You may express old clot, discolored mucus or very large nasal crusts from your nose for up to 3-4 weeks after surgery; depending on how frequently and how effectively you irrigate your nose with the saltwater spray.
How long do blood clots last after septoplasty?
You might feel like your nose is congested following the surgery – this is often because of swelling and blood clots in the nose. This will improve when you start your nasal washes and when the swelling goes down – it takes about 2 weeks.
What comes out of your nose after sinus surgery?
You may notice some dark brown nasal discharge for several weeks after your surgery. This is old blood and mucus being cleared from the sinuses and is normal. Also, thick yellow or white drainage is common. This does not mean you have a sinus infection.
How long should bleeding last after septoplasty?
Your nose may drain and bleed a little for 2 to 5 days after surgery. Your nose, cheeks, and upper lip may be numb. The numbness on the tip of your nose may take several months to completely go away.
Should I breathe through my nose after sinus surgery?
Patients should not attempt to blow their nose for at least 2 –3 weeks after rhinoplasty, or until cleared by Dr. Khorsandi, to prevent damaging the healing nasal structures and compromising their results.
How should I sleep after sinus surgery?
Raise your head with three or four pillows. This can reduce swelling. Try to sleep on your back during the month after surgery. You can also sleep in a reclining chair.