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Saddle nose Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Saddle nose. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had the saddle nose deformity?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic. A saddle nose deformity is a nose with a markedly depressed nasal bridge.

  2. History of trauma to the nose?

    Why: may indicate that a nasal fracture may be the cause of the saddle nose deformity. A nasal fracture may be complicated by septal deviation, blood clot and abscess formation within the septum or perforation of the septum. If a blood clot and abscess form within the septum, the septum can die and collapse and cause the "saddle nose deformity".

  3. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g. congenital syphilis, Wegener's granulomatosis, relapsing polychondritis, leprosy. Relapsing polychondritis is associated with Rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

  4. Past surgical history?

    Why: e.g. previous operation on the nasal septum may be complicated by a blood clot and abscess formation. The septum may then die and collapse and cause the "saddle nose deformity". The improper application of an anesthetic mask may also cause the nasal bridge to die and collapse.

  5. Travel history?

    Why: e.g. leprosy is found primarily in Asia or Africa. Leprosy may be complicated by a saddle nose deformity.

  6. Symptoms of Wegener's granulomatosis?

    Why: e.g. fever, malaise, aching muscles, weight loss, cough, shortness of breath, pus-like nasal discharge, bleeding nose, sinus facial pain and aching joints. May be complicated by a saddle nose deformity.

  7. Symptoms of relapsing polychondritis?

    Why: e.g. acute pain and swelling of the cartilage part of both ears; aching joints; pain and swelling of the nasal bridge; red, painful eyes. The course is characterized by bouts of acute pain and swelling, healing over a few weeks and recurring over several years. In later stages may get destruction of the cartilage tissues resulting in floppy ears, saddle nose deformity and visual problems.

  8. Symptoms of leprosy?

    Why: e.g. pale skin patches on the face, buttocks, arms and legs; nasal stuffiness, hoarseness of the voice, thinning of the outer part of the eyebrows. May have perforation of the nasal septum with collapse of the cartilage to produce a "saddle nose deformity". With progression of the disease, the typical "lion face" may result due to infiltration of the skin. Leprosy is found primarily in Asia and Africa.

  9. Symptoms of a nasal fracture?

    Why: e.g. bleeding nose, swelling around the eyes, bruising over the nose and around eyes, deformity of the nose. May be complicated by septal deviation, blood clot and abscess formation within the septum or perforation of the septum. If a blood clot and abscess form within the septum, the septum can die and collapse and cause a "saddle nose deformity".

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Saddle nose:

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Conditions listing medical complications: Saddle nose:

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