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do a lot of people get nasal polyps?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Allergies: Patients with upper airway allergies, e.g., hay fever, are prone to developing nasal polyps.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
Dr. David Sherris
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes: Very common disorder.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: The incidence of nasal polyps in the US is about 4-5%.
Answered on Aug 19, 2014

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Allergy: Polyps are common in people with upper airway allergy, e.G hay fever.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Usually no: Nasal polyps are often associated with allergies and cause nasal obstruction but are usually not painful.

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