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Polyps, nose

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Introduction
Nasal polyps are abnormal tissue growths that grow inside the nasal passages and sinuses.
Symptoms of nasal polyps
Nasal polyps only usually cause symptoms if an individual polyp is particularly large or if there are clusters of polyps.
Causes of nasal polyps
Nasal polyps are thought to occur as a result of inflammation in the lining of the nasal cavities and sinuses (the mucus membrane).
Diagnosing nasal polyps
If you have the symptoms of nasal polyps, your GP may examine your nostrils.
Treating nasal polyps
Nasal polyps can often be effectively treated with steroid medication. Surgery may be recommended for larger polyps, and for those that do not respond to medication.