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A 46-year-old member asked:

How are nasal congestion and retention cysts related, if at all?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Unrelated: Nasal congestion is a symptom of stuffiness that can be due to allergies, colds, deviated nasal septum, etc. A mucus retention cyst is a finding usually on sinus x-ray or CT scan that indicates there has previously been a sinus infection. Mucus retention cysts do not cause symptoms like nasal congestion.
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