The lining of your nasal passages or sinuses might develop soft, painless growths called nasal polyps. Like grapes or teardrops, they droop.
Nasal polyps are a result of persistent inflammation and are linked to conditions such as asthma, recurrent infections, allergies, medication sensitivity, or specific immunological disorders.
Symptoms may include:
- Runny Nose
- Post Nasal Drip
Chronic sinusitis is characterized by nasal polyps that are linked to inflammation and swelling of the lining of your nasal passages and sinuses that remain longer than 12 weeks.
Symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis with Nasal Polyps Include:
- A Runny Nose
- Persistent Stuffiness
- Postnasal Drip
- Decreased or Absent Sense of Smell
- Loss of Sense of Taste
- Facial Pain or Headache
- Pain in your Upper Teeth
- A Sense of Pressure Over your Forehead and Face
- Frequent Nosebleeds
A diagnosis may typically be made by your doctor based on your symptoms, a general physical examination, and a nasal exam. A nasal endoscope, a slender tube with a lit magnifying lens or tiny camera is used to do a thorough examination within the nose and sinus, may be used to see polyps.