Nose airflow issue after septoplasty

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Hoping someone can figure this one out for me. I had a septoplasty and turbinate reduction a year ago, standing or sitting upright my left nostril is now totally open, right side is restricted. Previous my left nostril was 100% restricted, right side is about the same.

  • If I am laying on my left side with my right nostril up, my right nostril mostly frees up and my left nostril is restricted.
  • If I lay on my right side with my left nostril up, it's totally clear and my right nostril is totally clogged, no airflow.
  • If I exert myself, both nostrils are totally 100% open and awesome within seconds, but shortly after the exertion I am back to normal, right nostril restricted. Both nostrils would open up 100% with exertion before the septoplasty.
  • Nasal irrigation does not help at all.
  • My ENT at 6 month and 1 year POST OP says everything looks totally open, he can see to the back of my nose. Brushed off that I still have issues.

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