Does chronic sinusitis cause polyps?

It can. This is a chicken/egg question. Not everyone who has chronic sinusitis develops polyps. Most everyone who has polyps has chronic sinusitis. They are very closely associated with each other.
Sometimes. Chronic sinusitis can occur with or without nasal polyps. Nasal polyposis has been shown to be a genetic disease. So the answer to your question is yes, chronic sinusitis can in some cases be complicated by nasal polyposis.
Nasal polyps. It can. Nasal polyps are like a callous in the sinus passages due to chronic inflammation due to either allergic irritation or non-allergic irritants. Treatment is usually surgical followed by excellent nasal hygiene with a salt water wash and nasal steroid.

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My brother has chronic sinusitis. He got nasal polyps &were removed surgically 10 yrs ago, now he xperiences periorbital pain. Is it due to his snusitis?

Chronic sinusitis. Yes, he might have recurrent sinusitis with recurrent polyps if he had those before especially when he is symptomatic now. He needs to be re-evaluated. He might need surgery again. After surgery, he needs to get more intensive treatment to prevent it from recurring. Environmental and Aspirin allergies are the most common causes of chronic sinusitis with recurrent polyps. Read more...
Polyps. Polyps tend to come back and chronic sinusitis may remain chronic. He needs to see an ENT or allergist and probably get another scan on his sinuses. Read more...

Nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis, but no discharge from the nose anymore, however, allot of green chunky discharge from lungs, chest xray is clear..

Hmmm. Make sure you have a pulmonologist to make sure your lungs really are okay. The xray can lag behind symptoms and the sinusitis could be marching downward. See your ENT afterwards to see if you would benefit from a sinus procedure. Read more...
Time to see the dr. With nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis, you need a thorough allergy assessment and likely sinus surgery to remove the nasal polyps. I wish i had an easier solution, but for long term control, no medicine is going to fix the problem. Read more...

Hav chronic sinusitis. Adenoids removed, ear drums puncturd @10 & fess, dns n [email protected] 16.Had oral steroids for polyps, now advised fess 4 same. Ur opinion?

Nasal polyps. People who have nasal polyps will generally suffer with nasal polyps their entire lives. Some are fortunate and have minimal problems. You were quite young for the procedures you had done. It isn't unusual at all to need multiple sinus/polyp operations, but usually my goal is to keep patients out of the operating room, if possible. However, if you have had limited benefit, you may need surgery. Read more...
Sinusitis. Greetings. It sounds like you could possibly have chronic allergic rhinosinusitis. It sounds like your ENT has recommended appropriate therapy, a repeat ct scan would need to be performed before a revision procedure as well as you being treated with maximal medical therapy. I also assume you have been allergy tested to inhale to and foods. Aggressive maintain acne therapy post op is also needed. Read more...

Why does chronic sinusitis cause a stiff neck?

Not sure. No direct correlation i can think of. Maybe the sinus condition is forcing you to sleep in an awkward position? Read more...