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Doctor insights on: Laser Surgery For Nasal Polyps

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What is the recovery time after having surgery for nasal polyps?

What is the recovery time after having surgery for nasal polyps?

Depends: Depends on how extensive the procedure and who is doing it. In my patients they have sponge in their nose overnight. That sponge is removed the next morning and they can go about their regular activities. Usually it takes a few days to feel "normal." I ask them not to engage in any activities that raise their blood pressure in the first week including sexual relations. ...Read more

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Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more


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Will surgery for nasal polyps make my nose look smaller?

Will surgery for nasal polyps make my nose look smaller?

Absolutely not: Endoscopic or micrsoscopic endo-nasal sinus surgery for nasal polyps can not alter the cosmetic appearance of your nose. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure ethnoidal nasal polyps other than surgery?

Polyps: Depending on the extent of the polyps, some medical treatments may work. Such as sterodi saline sinus rinses, anti inflammatory medications, etc. If you have nasal allergies, it may be worth it for you to consult one and treat them as it amy diminsih their recurrence ...Read more

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Can balloon surgery be performed for nasal polyps?

Not to cure them: Balloon sinuplasty is a nice way of opening blocked sinuses. Polyp disease is not an issue of blocked sinuses the way pain or recurrent infection might be. Polyps are from nasal and sinus inflammation. The balloon procedure won't stop your particular nose from being inflamed. Removing the polyps and opening the sinuses combined with medication, oral and intranasal, long term is the best treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to remove nasal polyps both sides through endoscopy surgery?

Is it safe to remove nasal polyps both sides through endoscopy surgery?

Yes: A well trained ENT doctor, with a thorough knowledge of the 3-dimentional anatomy of the paranasal sinuses, should be able to remove your polyps with endoscopic control. Remember, the surgeons MUST explain the potential risks associated with this surgery. ...Read more

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Besides surgery, what could be done for nasal polyps in a 16 year old girl? What could potentially cause this?

Besides surgery, what could be done for nasal polyps in a 16 year old girl? What could potentially cause this?

Depending on severit: If the polyps are very severe surgery may be the best option. Nasal steroid sprays may also be helpful if the polyps are not too severe. Oral steroids have been used temporarily some times successfully, but should be used only short term and only if other methods are not in order. The polyps come from the lining of the sinuses. The mucosa becomes thickened and hypertrophied. ...Read more

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Can I treat nasal polyps without surgery?

Nasal polyps: Sometimes. I have often had success avoiding surgery by treating polyps with short periods of steroids, then placing patients on a steroid nasal spray to diminish recurrence. This does not work with everyone, in which case surgery may be needed. Even then, I tell patients to think of surgery as a "haircut, " since polyps have a tendency to recur. Www. Mainlineent. Com. ...Read more

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Why do my nasal polyps recur again and again after fess surgery?

Why do my nasal polyps recur again and again after fess surgery?

Polyps: Great question. Depends on many factors including the extent of the surgery, allergic factors, postop sinus care and frequency of colds. Make sure you have had an allergic work up ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nasal polyps -why the polyps recur again and again after fess surgery?

Can you tell me about nasal polyps -why the polyps recur again and again after fess surgery?

Caused by allergy: While FESS removes the polyps it does not fix the underlying cause of the polyps which in most cases is allergic rhinitis. You have to get rid of the allergies or at least get them controlled before the polyps will stop forming. Best short term therapy is a intranasal steroid spray like Flonase, Nasonex, (mometasone) or a similar one. Best long term treatment is allergy immunotherapy. See an allergist. ...Read more

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My dad is having nasal polyps from a long time. He is afraid of surgery. Is there is anyway to cure it without surgery?

My dad is having nasal polyps from a long time. He is afraid of surgery. Is there is anyway to cure it without surgery?

No: There is no medicine that makes the polyps go away. They have to be removed. Also, they can grow back over time. Usually, the procedure is straightforward and quite safe. He will likely feel much better when his nasal breathing improves and his number of sinus infections decreases.
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How fast can I make my nasal polyps go away? Medicine or surgery?

How fast can I make my nasal polyps go away? Medicine or surgery?

Get evaluation: Nasal polyps can be caused by several different things, and depending on what, they respond differently. Some can shrink with medication and others require surgery, so the best thing is to see an otolaryngologist (ENT) for a full evaluation and discussion of the treatment options. ...Read more

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How long could it take for nasal polyps to grow back after surgery?

Depends: Although polyps do tend to recur, if one maintains proper follow up and maintains a constant application of nasal steroid spray and other medical treatments after the surgery, their regrowth can be slowed and even prevented. ...Read more

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I've had nasal polyps removed 6 yrs. Ago. They have since returned. Are there any remedies or anything I can do besides surgery again? I

I've had nasal polyps removed 6 yrs. Ago. They have since returned. Are there any remedies or anything I can do besides surgery again? I

Oral steroids: If you have had relief of your nasal symptoms for 6 years, that is a pretty good result. Oral and topical steroids are the medical treatments for nasal polyposis because it is an inflammatory disease. Only if these options fail after 2 or 3 attempts and you are very symptomatic, that is, can not breathe through your nose and can not smell, should another surgery be considered. ...Read more

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Three months ago I had endoscopic surgery to remove nasal polyps and clear my sinuses. But I do not feel any better. What should I do?

Continue care: You should be sure to mention this to your surgeon. Alternatively, you can seek the opinion of another specialist. You should not feel like you have exhausted your treatment options. ...Read more

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Ent please should I get my deviated stepum fix? Nasal polyps surgery twice. Allgeries moderate.

Ent please should I get my deviated stepum fix? Nasal polyps surgery twice. Allgeries moderate.

The: The main reason one has a septoplasty is to improve the airflow in the nose. It may also be necessary to allow better access for sinus/polyp surgery.

Whether surgery is worth it depends on how deviated your septum is and how much your symptoms are from this rather than your allergies. Another thing to consider is whether you may also be helped by having a turbinate reduction. ...Read more

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Is running (jogging) efficient for nasal and chest congestion? I have chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps, it will be a while until I get surgery

Exercise: While you may need to adjust the way you breathe while running with a nasal obstruction, the exercise has no effect on the sinusitis and nasal polyps. I suggest you use a steroid nasal spray until your surgery. ...Read more

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My nose is completely obstructed with nasal polyps and I have a lung condition shouldn't I have surgery to use my oxygen better?

My nose is completely obstructed with nasal polyps and I have a lung condition shouldn't I have surgery to use my oxygen better?

SEE ent: The t;erm use the O2 better does not apply here You will get adequate O2 if you breathe through your mouth. The oxygen problem comes at night if you are obstructed. See your ent doctor and work with the pulmonologist to get the best results and do the surgery safely. ...Read more

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Nasal Polyps (Definition)

Hypertrophied (enlarged) portions of the lining of your nose or sinuses. They have been associated with sinus infection, allergic rhinitis, or both. The exact cause is still unclear. The treatment can be medical, ...Read more


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