Tests and diagnosisBy Mayo Clinic staff
During a physical exam, your doctor will ask about your symptoms — such as nosebleeds or nasal congestion — and ask whether you've had any trauma to your nose.
Using a bright light and an instrument (nasal speculum) designed to spread open your nostrils, your doctor can examine the inside of your nose. Based on this exam, he or she should be able to diagnose deviated septum and determine the seriousness of your condition.
If treatment is deemed necessary, your doctor may refer you to an ear, nose and throat specialist.
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