Does a nasal polyp require medical attention?
While these are usually benign, anytime there is a growth that is new (or newly recognized) it should be looked at. An ENT doctor can get a better look at it than a person can themselves.
Depending on the nature of the polyp (size, appearance), the ENT doctor may start with using nasal steroids which can help shrink it. The next step may be an injection of steroids or sometimes oral steroids.
If nothing works and it is extensive, he/she may recommend removal of the polyp.
From your description, the swelling doesn't sound too concerning, but it should be looked into.
Is there information I can give you that might help relieve your fears of having an ENT appt?
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Your welcome and good luck.
I'm glad to hear it.
Hope I have answered your query.
Dr Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh, General & Family Physician