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How common is it for somebody to get nasal polyps?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Nasal polyps
Incidence depends on age and comorbid conditions like cystic fibrosis.
"the overall incidence of nasal polyps in children is 0.1%; the incidence in children with CF is 6-48%. Among adults, the incidence is 1-4% overall, with a range of 0.2-28%." http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/994274-overview#a0199.

In brief: Nasal polyps
Incidence depends on age and comorbid conditions like cystic fibrosis.
"the overall incidence of nasal polyps in children is 0.1%; the incidence in children with CF is 6-48%. Among adults, the incidence is 1-4% overall, with a range of 0.2-28%." http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/994274-overview#a0199.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. David Mann
adults with nasal congestion and decreased smell and taste often have polyps. patients with history of allergy or asthma have polyps may have polyps. unlike colon polyps, nasal polyps are usually benign
Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Fairly uncommon
Nasal polyps are not a common occurrence.
If you have or expect that you have nasal polyps, i recommend seeing your physician to discuss possible underlying causes.

In brief: Fairly uncommon
Nasal polyps are not a common occurrence.
If you have or expect that you have nasal polyps, i recommend seeing your physician to discuss possible underlying causes.
Dr. Lee Perry
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Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Uncommon
Nasal polyps are not common in childhood.
Can be due to allergic disease or cystic fibrosis.

In brief: Uncommon
Nasal polyps are not common in childhood.
Can be due to allergic disease or cystic fibrosis.
Dr. Paul Williams
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: 4-5% of population
It has been estimated that the problem of nasal polyposis occurs in about 4-5% of the population in the US.
There also is increasing evidence that there is a genetic background for nasal polyposis.

In brief: 4-5% of population
It has been estimated that the problem of nasal polyposis occurs in about 4-5% of the population in the US.
There also is increasing evidence that there is a genetic background for nasal polyposis.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: Very
15% of the us population has chronic sinusitis, and nasal polyps.

In brief: Very
15% of the us population has chronic sinusitis, and nasal polyps.
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