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A 59-year-old male asked:

i have a very serious sinus, nose block. the polyps which i believed have blocked my nose can only be removed by surgery.is there another way?

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Dr. David Martin
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Nasal polyps: Oral steroids can shrink polyps, but it is usually temporary. However, many of my patients come to me 2-3 times yearly for steroids, and they are to manage to avoid surgery. If steroids don't help much, surgery would be the next logical step.
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
No: The polyps need removed. It can be a relatively minor procedure by ENT dr, depending on situation.

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