A surgical procedure in which uncomplicated polyps are removed from the nose

Symptoms of Nasal Polyps

The following features are indicative of Nasal Polyps:
  • runny nose
  • post nasal drip
  • stuffed up nose
  • sneezing
  • loss of smell
  • loss of taste
  • headache

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Common Causes of Nasal Polyps

The following are the most common causes of Nasal Polyps:
  • asthma
  • hay fever
  • chronic sinus infections
  • aspirin sensitivity
  • cystic fibrosis

Risk Factors for Nasal Polyps

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Nasal Polyps:
  • family history

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 humidifier
  • 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.

Common Gender

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:
  • Otolaryngologist

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
  • asthma flare-ups
  • sinus infections

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

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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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