A 39-year-old female asked:
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is it possible to expel your own nasal polyps?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
No it is not possibl: No it is not possible and you should not even attempt it on your own.
Answered on Feb 13, 2014
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Highly unlikely: Nasal polyps arise from the lateral wall of the nose and are attached to the mucosa in the area lateral to the middle turbinate. It is highly unlikely that you could blow it out.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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