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

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Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Have this checked

Nasal polyps are uncommon in childhood, but may be associated with certain diseases, such as allergies or cystic fibrosis.
See your doctor.

In brief: Have this checked

Nasal polyps are uncommon in childhood, but may be associated with certain diseases, such as allergies or cystic fibrosis.
See your doctor.
Dr. Paul Williams
Dr. Paul Williams
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Genes

Polyps can run in families , but do not always!

In brief: Genes

Polyps can run in families , but do not always!
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry
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