Our expert says:
1. Your boyfriend: It sounds like he had a septoplasty (straightening of the septum of the nose) that would have been performed because he suffered from some nasal obstruction. Nasal obstruction (blockage) could be due to a deviated septum, hayfever affecting certain structures in the nose, polyps or other lesions. Snoring can be due to nasal obstruction (as above) or secondary to large tonsils, the back of the tongue collapsing against the pharynx (throat), soft palate abnormalities or just from excess tissue that you find in overweight people. I would suggest a follow-up visit to your ENT to address the above and to make sure there has been no complications secondary to the surgery.
2. Your son: All of those things could cause him to cry and I would suggest you see your pediatrician/GP to make sure he does not have an underlying ear infection.
3. You: You might just have a deviated septum with part of the septum visible in the front part of your nose. This could become sensitive if you have a cold or wipe your nose. If this is a lesion or ulcer that is enlarging it must definitely be looked at by an ENT. I would therefore suggest you see someone.
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