Is it normal to have blood clots after nose 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.
Is sinus debridement painful?
Although the process may be slightly uncomfortable, most of our patients are able to tolerate it well. After your debridement, you will be instructed to continue rinsing with saline regularly to lubricate the mucus membranes.
Why do they put stents in your nose after surgery?
Sinus stent implants work to decrease inflammation and prevent the formation of scar tissue post-surgery. They accomplish this by both physically helping to keep the sinuses open following the procedure and by delivering medication with anti-inflammatory properties in targeted doses over time.
How much bleeding is normal after nasal surgery?
It is normal to experience small bleeding for a couple of days after surgery. You may dab your nose gently with tissue, but do not blow your nose. Avoid aspirin, NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, naproxen, or Aleve®), for at least two weeks because they can increase the risk of bleeding after surgery.
What comes out of 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.
What is removed during sinus surgery?
Surgery involves enlarging the openings between the sinuses and the inside of the nose so air can get in and drainage can get out. It may involve removing infected sinus tissue, bone or polyps.
Are stitches used in sinus surgery?
You will have stitches inside your nose. These stitches are dissolvable and do not need to be removed. Occasionally, a stitch will come loose and it will feel like a long thread. This should be cut rather than pulled out as it may affect your surgical result.
Will I have black eyes after sinus surgery?
Recovery. After sinus surgery, it is normal to experience pain (usually a headache or a slight burning sensation in the mid-face region), nosebleeds, and bad breath for the first 24 to 72 hours. Less commonly, you may develop a black eye or have temporary numbness or tingling in the face or gums.
Are blood clots bad?
A blood clot that dislodges and begins moving through the bloodstream can be harmful. One of the most pressing blood clot concerns is when a DVT makes its way to your lungs and gets stuck. This condition, called pulmonary embolism (PE), can stop blood from flowing and the results can be very serious, even fatal.
What do they do about blood clots?
DVT is most commonly treated with anticoagulants, also called blood thinners. These drugs don’t break up existing blood clots, but they can prevent clots from getting bigger and reduce your risk of developing more clots. Blood thinners may be taken by mouth or given by IV or an injection under the skin.
How do blood clots look?
Blood clots may look red and swollen, or like a reddish or bluish skin discoloration. Other blood clots may not be visible in the skin.