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Im not sure what to do for nasal polyps?

Im not sure what to do for nasal polyps?

See ENT doc: See an ear nose and throat doctor for evaluation of the severity of your problem and treatment options which include observation, medicines and surgery. ...Read more

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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Could you tell me what are nasal polyps?

Could you tell me what are nasal polyps?

Inflammatory growths: Nasal polyps are de novo inflammatory growth arising from the lateral wall of the nose. The histo-pathology is very different from normal nasal mucosa. The cause is still not known but bacteria, virus, fungus, allergy are possibilities. They tend to grow both into the nose and into the sinuses and eventually cause nasal obstruction and anosmia. ...Read more

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Is it possible to expel your own nasal polyps?

Is it possible to expel your own nasal polyps?

No it is not possibl: No it is not possible and you should not even attempt it on your own. ...Read more

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How come I have nasal polyps, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have nasal polyps, but nobody else in the family has it?

Not always inherited: Nasal polyps can have different etiologies, not all of which are inherited from other family members (parents). Nasal polyps are often associated with chronic nasal symptoms (allergic or nonallergic rhinitis), but can often be associated with other disease states such as fungal sinusitis, cystic fibrosis, and aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease ("samter's triad"). Ent eval recommended. ...Read more

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Can nasal polyps turn cancerous?

Rare: Inverting pappilomas, which can mimic polyps can turn to cancer. Inflammatory polyps do not tend to turn cancerous. ...Read more

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Will bacitracin help nasal polyps?

Will bacitracin help nasal polyps?

No: Bacitracin is an antibiotic. Nasal polyps are a manifestation of allergic disease not a result of infection. I would recommend you seek treatment with an ENT or an allergist for the proper treatment. ...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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Do people with nasal polyps have a lot of pain?

Do people with nasal polyps have a lot of pain?

Rarely: Nasal polyposis is a benign inflammatory disease that arises from the lateral wall of the nose and usually causes nasal obstruction and if large enough causes anosmia (decrease in smell). These grape-like swollen tissues rarely if ever cause pain. If you have pain with nasal polyps, you may have sinusitis, which may be painful. See an ENT physician. ...Read more

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What % of unilateral nasal polyps are cancerous?

What % of unilateral nasal polyps are cancerous?

Very rare: Cancer arising from a true nasal polyp whether unilateral or bilateral is not common. What should be considered with unilateral polyposis is a fungal infection. Unlike polyps of the colon, nasal polyps very rarely become malignant. ...Read more

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Why can't you take coke if you have nasal polyps?

Why can't you take coke if you have nasal polyps?

Coke?: Cocaine or coca-cola? Use can drink soda. Cocaine is illegal. ...Read more

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Are nasal polyps ever cancerous or turn cancerous?

Are nasal polyps ever cancerous or turn cancerous?

Rarely, if ever: Common nasal polyps are usually due to allergy and do not become cancerous. It is possible for a cancer in the nasal cavity to project into the nasal lumen and meet the technical definition of a polyp, albeit very rarely. ...Read more

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Could I still be a firefighter if I have nasal polyps?

Could I still be a firefighter if I have nasal polyps?

Yes, but...: Nasal polyps can definitely affect quality of life. Chronic sinusitis from polyps not only affect breathing but also may result in sleep disturbance, fatigue, and poor sense of smell. Depending on the severity of polyps, nasal obstruction or poor smell would definitely impair a firefighter (who needs to breath in distress or smell smoke). Polyps are definitely treatable so please see an ENT. ...Read more

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Can nasal polyps cause green bloody plegm in mornings?

Can nasal polyps cause green bloody plegm in mornings?

Sometimes: Nasal polyps usually exist with chronic sinusitis and it could be you are having an active infection along with everything else. I would seek the opinion of an otolaryngologyst. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between nasal polyps and a tumor?

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Case and biopsy: From listening to patient, examining and visualizing the mass directly plus minus imaging study- you can have some impression whether it is a benign or cancerous one. However, ultimately, a biopsy is the one that can tell you definitively whether it is a cancer or a benign tumor/polyps etc. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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Is there any preventative advice to keep nasal polyps from returning?

Is there any preventative advice to keep nasal polyps from returning?

Nasal steroids: Best medicine is nasal steroids used daily. You should also maintain routine evaluations by your ent. Furthermore, allergy testing with allergen avoidance and possible allergy shots should be considered. ...Read more

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Why is it not recommended to take diclofenac if you have nasal polyps?

Why is it not recommended to take diclofenac if you have nasal polyps?

NSAID : Sampter's triad is allergy to aspirin, asthma, and nasal polyps . Since diclofenac is an nsaid, similar to aspirin, you were probably advised not to take it to avoid worsening sinus polyps and problems. If you don't have allergies to nsaids or asthma, you are probably ok to take it. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could still be a firefighter if I have nasal polyps?

Why not: Nasal polyposis is a manifestation of chronic sinusitis. I do not see any relation between fire-fighting and nasal polyps. However, if the polyposis causes a disorder of breathing through the nose and difficulty smelling, I would think that you should see an ENT doctor for diagnosis and definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about done nasal polyps operation recently or in the past?

Can you tell me about done nasal polyps operation recently or in the past?

Polypectomy: Nasal polyps are growths in the nose that grow and over time can cause nasal congestion, sinus infections and add to obstruction. They may or may not be related to allergies. They respond to intranasal and oral steroids, but can regrow when surgically removed. They even sometimes fall out themselves, outgrowing their blood supply. ...Read more

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I have nasal polyps since two years. is there some big danger.i am confused. ?

Nasal polyps: No danger, but complications, depending on where are they located, and their size, they may block sinuses drainage and lead to sinusitis, can block your nose and hinder nose breathing , check with your ENT doctor for follow up and further management ...Read more

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I have nasal polyps from long time should worry about it its life threatening ?

Nasal Polyp: Usually, they're thought to result from chronic inflammation or a family tendency to develop nasal polyps. But if they are present for a long time, you want to see a doctor. ...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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Sir, i have been suffering from nasal polyps with sinusitis for ten years. I am 28 years old I have got operated once time what should I do.?

Polyps: Hello, unfortunately polyps tend to recur. The best thing to do is to establish a good relationship with your ENT doctor. An intranasal steroid spray used daily has been effective to reduce the polyp burden. Steroid medication by mouth is also helpful to shrink the polyps. Once patients are diagnosed with polyps, the goal is to keep the nose and sinuses clean and open. Good luck.. ...Read more

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Can you pop nasal polyps yourself?

Can you pop nasal polyps yourself?

Nasal polyps: Polyps are not fluid filled, they are out pouching of the tissue, not cysts. They don't pop, they must be surgically removed or temporarily shrunken with corticosteroids. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get nasal polyps?

No: The incidence of nasal polyps in the US is about 4-5%. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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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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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more