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A deviated septum is:

Your nose is divided (internally) in 2 parts by a "septum". Sometimes, for example, if you "break" your nose, the septum becomes convoluted..messed up. It can be difficult to breathe through your nose because the air passageway is all messed up. A deviated septum can cause snoring, and maybe

sleep apnea.

It may be possible to surgically repair a deviated septum.

Hope this helps.

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My 2cents worth:

Altho I never have had a C&P for SA, I have had other C&P's and I do have SA, and use a CPAP.

From what I know, them ordering a C&P is a good thing. Your RO apparently thinks there is at least a chance that your SA is Service Connected. It has been my experience that Service Connection for SA is hard to come by under most circumstances.

I am guessing yours is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). I think the other type of SA is CSA where your brain, for whatever reason, cuts off your air.

My guess is that you are on some sort of CPAP machine. Probably the most important thing for you to remember is NEXUS.

That is, in order for you to get paid by the VA for your SA, you have to have a NEXUS (no its not a car..that is a Lexus) linking your SA to military service. A broken nose, deviated septum, or other face injury could do this. Or, if you had symptoms (or treatment) of SA while in the military..symptoms such as

-falling asleep at inappropriate times

-being tired much of the time

-excessive snoring

-an enlarged right side of your heart

If you HAVE had SA treatment or symptoms while in the military be sure to mention them to your C&P Doc.

Some of the other hadit "research gurus" may even be able to give you the specific questions the doc is supposed to ask you at your C and P for SA.

Sleep Apnea, if you use a CPAP AND is Service Connected, is at 50%.

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bronco I 've had 2 C&Ps for sa, yes, 2 exams on the same claim, 2 years apart. the story goes like this. i took a sleep test at the direction of my VA primary dr. The result was severe obstructive sleep apnea.My breathing has been messed up on one side of my nose. That was diagnosed by a docror in 1964 ,he wanted to straighen it but the military didnt want to do it!!! it is all in the SMRs.When i filed a claim for it in 2006 after the sleep test. THE VA set me up for a C&P,the doctor looked in my nose and said to me "NOT GOOD" then the Dr. said in his report that ' my apnea was secondary to an obstructive phenomenon ".My NOD was sent in, in about 30 seconds.The second c&p was last Nov this Doctor cant find any obstructions. I VE been examined 2 times in the military by ENT specialists and i have over 20 pages of SMRs entrys or sick call visits in 22years.THE DEVIATED SEPTUM IS noted IN Military, on duty physicals.by 5 more doctors including my retirement physical. The short answer to your question is I DONT THINK THEY KNOW!!!!!!!!

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Did you get service connected for Sleep Apnea then?

I am paying close attention to OSA topics as I will be putting in a Reopen Claim(for OSA) within the next couple of months.


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when i got a copy of the exam.I went back and copied all the back up data and overnighted to them monday of this week.After checking that they had received the package. I sent them an iris this am and told them to rate it. I had sent in more than enough

data to justify my SC. The VA is an inscrutable operation. I really wonder what the next mystery will be.


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