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2. Causes of a Deviated Septum

A lot of people are born with a deviated septum. The misalignment occurs during fetal development and may be evident at birth. Sometimes, the deformity is not noticeable or does not cause symptoms until later in life as growth or other physical changes worsen the obstruction over time. A deviated septum can also result from physical injury to the nose caused by a car accident, fall, or birth injury.

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