Nasal Polyps Vs. Rhinoplasty


The nasal polyp is actually a collection of non-obstructive benign cells that mainly occurs in the nasal passages, sinuses, and at the back of the nose and cheeks. These pear-shaped polyps are ranging in size from microscopic to a few centimeters. These lateral tumors can cause symptoms such as nasal congestion, sinus pressure, and runny nose.

Causes of Nasal Polyps

The exact cause of nasal polyp complication has not been yet determined. However, these benign tumors are also known as chronic rhinosinusitis.

The Complications of Nasal Polyps


Rhinosinusitis is associated with factors such as severe respiratory diseases, upper respiratory tract infection, and secondhand smoke (the smoke that comes from a burning cigarette, hookah, tobacco pipe, and so on which has been exhaled or breathed out by the person smoking and inhaled by others). Polyps in some people also occur as a result of the body’s abnormal response to certain pollutants.

The Complications of Nasal Polyps

  • Disturbance in normal drainage and ventilation of sinuses
  • Blockage of natural flow of sputum
  • Developing infection
  • Sinusitis

Who are the most likely candidates for Nasal Polyp?

Nasal polyps associated with sinusitis and allergy to aspirin and ibuprofen mostly occur in adults, while nasal polyps associated with cystic fibrosis are more common in children.

Nasal Polyps Symptoms


Nasal Polyps Symptoms

Nasal polyp has no specific symptoms in the early stages, but gradually as the polyps grow larger some symptoms develop such as nasal congestion, headache, loss of the sense of smell and taste, cough, and sinus pressure. However, most of the times these symptoms are confused with symptoms of the flu or cold. In these cases, if symptoms persist, it is advisable to see an ENT specialist.

Can these polyps hurt or bleed?

Most of these polyps has no pain nor bleeding. But if you notice bleeding or feel pain without specific cause, it is recommended to see a doctor especially if these symptoms occur on one side of the nose. In this case, the doctor may prescribe polyp sampling.

Is a Nasal Polyp Visible?

Nasal polyps, due to their position in nasal cavity, are invisible to the naked eye. The doctor uses an endoscope equipped with a camera to diagnose the cause of the nasal congestion and polyps.

Nasal Polyp Treatment Methods


Nasal Polyp Treatment Methods

Depending on the size and number of nasal polyps, the doctor may use medication, surgery, or both. Medications are usually in the form of nasal or oral drops to reduce the size or even remove the polyps. In the surgical procedure, the polyp is removed without skin incision and through the nasal cavity. Of course, most people prefer to undergo cosmetic nasal surgery and polyp removal process simultaneously.

Do Nasal Polyps Come Back?


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Do Nasal Polyps Come Back?

Occurring nasal polyps after removal often depends on the method of drug therapy or surgery as well as the complete elimination of their cause of creation. If the causes of nasal polyps were not resolved, these tumors will come back. It is recommended to consult your doctor about how to prevent the polyps not to come back again.

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