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Treatment for nasal polyps - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have a white growth in left nostriak shaped like the tip of a newly sharpened pencil about an eighth inch long.I think it has formed in the last six weeks
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   may I know your age?
Doctor :   On which part of the nostril do you find this growth?
User :   80,front middle,about 1/4 inch up
Doctor :   Do you mean that this growth is on the septum(middle)?
Doctor :   Do you have other associated symptoms such as pain, redness, nasal congestion associated with this growth?
Doctor :   Did you sustain an injury?
User :   not if that is bony middle.
User :   if i put my thumb in it is at the soft outer part
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have other associated symptoms such as pain, redness, nasal congestion associated with this growth?
User :   nasal congestion
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you running fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor?
User :   had severe stomach virus starting 1/10/11,no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Growths in the nostril are much commoner on the side of the nostril, than over the middle (described as the septum)
Doctor :   If you meant that the growth is on the centre/middle part or on the septum the following may be the cause
Doctor :   1. It could be a deviated septum
Doctor :   2. It could be a bony over growth.
User :   not on septum
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   If the growth is on the soft outer part,
Doctor :   then the following can be the causes
Doctor :   1. It could be an hypertrophied turbinate
Doctor :   2. A nasal polyp
User :   what next
Doctor :   Both these conditions are benign non serious conditions
User :   will it grow bigger
Doctor :   yes, they can grow in size
Doctor :   The treatment is decided based on in its present size(which is determined by nasal endoscopy)
Doctor :   and depending on how severe your symptoms of nasal congestion is.
User :   what if it is a nuisance,canit be removed,is it simple
Doctor :   If the symptoms are severe, it can be removed by simple procedure
Doctor :   and if it is attached deep as proved by nasal endoscopy, it needs minor surgical procedure.
Doctor :   Hence I suggest you to see an ENT surgeon, who can evaluate you, get the endoscopy done and will suggest you the further treatment plan.

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