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Do a lot of people get nasal polyps?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Allergies: Patients with upper airway allergies, e.g., hay fever, are prone to developing nasal polyps.
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Very common disorder.
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
No: The incidence of nasal polyps in the US is about 4-5%.
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A member asked:

Do people with nasal polyps have a lot of pain?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Usually no: Nasal polyps are often associated with allergies and cause nasal obstruction but are usually not painful.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What are nasal polyps and how can they get treated?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Inflammatory masses: Generally in response to allergens like dust mites, pollen, animal dander; not pre cancerous in great majority of cases. Usually not true polyps as may be found in colon, uterus. Rx usually involves treating allergy inciters and response. Nasal steroids often used, saline spray, antihistmines, sometimes surgery. Get rid of dust collectors, e.g. Carpets, old books, etc. Got pets?-a bigger issue.
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017
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