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A surgical procedure in which uncomplicated polyps are removed from the nose
Symptoms of Nasal Polyps
The following features are indicative of Nasal Polyps:
post nasal drip
stuffed up nose
loss of smell
loss of taste
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Common Causes of Nasal Polyps
The following are the most common causes of Nasal Polyps:
chronic sinus infections
Risk Factors for Nasal Polyps
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Nasal Polyps:
Prevention of Nasal Polyps
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Nasal Polyps. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
manage allergies and asthma
wash hands regularly
use nasal rinse
avoid nasal irritants
Occurrence of Nasal Polyps
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Nasal Polyps cases seen each year worldwide:
Very common > 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
Nasal Polyps can occur at any age.
Nasal Polyps can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Nasal Polyps
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Nasal Polyps:
Skin prick test: To determine signs of allergic reactions
Nasal endoscopy: To perform detailed examination inside nose and sinuses
Computerized tomography (CT) scan: To detect obstructions in nasal cavity
Doctor for Diagnosis of Nasal Polyps
Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Nasal Polyps:
Complications of Nasal Polyps if untreated
Yes, Nasal Polyps causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Nasal Polyps is left untreated:
obstructive sleep apnea
Procedures for Treatment of Nasal Polyps
The following procedures are used to treat Nasal Polyps:
Endoscopic surgery: To remove polyps and to correct problems with sinuses
Time for Treatment of Nasal Polyps
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Nasal Polyps to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
More than 1 year
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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