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A 25-year-old female asked:

i forgot to ask why do nasal polyps appear?

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Dr. Jenell Wade
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Chronic inflammation: Nasal polyps appear as a result of chronic inflammation and is more common in individuals that have chronic sinus problems, allergies, asthma, certain immune disorders. 1/5-1/3 of people that have sinus trouble have nasal polyps as well. Thankfully they are small growths in the lining of the nose that are not cancerous.

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Do a lot of people get nasal polyps?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Allergies: Patients with upper airway allergies, e.g., hay fever, are prone to developing nasal polyps.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Do lots of people get nasal polyps, or is it unusual?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Allergy: Polyps are common in people with upper airway allergy, e.G hay fever.
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How common is it for somebody to get nasal polyps?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Nasal polyps: Incidence depends on age and comorbid conditions like cystic fibrosis. "the overall incidence of nasal polyps in children is 0.1%; the incidence in children with CF is 6-48%. Among adults, the incidence is 1-4% overall, with a range of 0.2-28%." http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/994274-overview#a0199.
Dr. David Mann
Dr. David Mann commented
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
adults with nasal congestion and decreased smell and taste often have polyps. patients with history of allergy or asthma have polyps may have polyps. unlike colon polyps, nasal polyps are usually benign
Mar 8, 2012
A 46-year-old member asked:

What do you recommend for nasal polyps?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Conservative vs. sur: Some respond to nasal steroid preparations such as flonase, nasacort (triamcinolone) etc., whereas other are treated with surgical intervention. Let your ENT help you decide on the best treatment option.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Im not sure what to do for nasal polyps?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Removal: Please see your doctor to have these removed.

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