(HealthDay News) -- The bone and cartilage that divide the inside of the nose is the septum. A deviated septum occurs when the nasal septum is off center, leaving the size of the nasal passageways unequal.
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Though a deviated septum can develop in anyone, injury or trauma to the nose are common triggers. Often, a deviated septum will result in difficulty breathing through the nose, sinus infections and nosebleeds, says the American Academy of Otolaryngology.
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