How long will I cough up blood after sinus surgery?
Bloody nasal drainage is normal after this surgery for 5-7 days, usually decreasing in volume with each day that passes. Drainage will flow from the front of the nose and down the back of the throat. Make sure you spit out blood drainage that drips down the back of your throat to prevent nausea/vomiting.
How long after sinus surgery does bleeding stop?
Some bleeding is normal for 2 to 3 days after your operation. If you think you are bleeding a lot, be sure to call your doctor. Don’t blow your nose for at least a week after surgery. Don’t do any heavy lifting, straining, or strenuous exercise.
Is it normal to cough up blood after septoplasty?
Coughing up or vomiting bright red blood or blood clots. It is not uncommon to have some blood-‐tinged discharge for the first week. Please change your nasal dripper pad as often as needed.
How long does it take to fully recover from sinus surgery?
You will probably be able to return to work or school in about 1 week and to your normal routine in about 3 weeks. But this varies with your job and the extent of your surgery. Most people feel normal in 1 to 2 months. You will have to visit your doctor regularly for 3 to 4 months after your surgery.
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.
How do you get rid of blood clots from nose after 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.
Is it normal to have blood clots 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.
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.