Can you see nasal polyps yourself?
Because of the location of nasal polyps, it may be difficult to see them through the nostrils, especially if you are conducting a self-examination. Your doctor will use a special camera-equipped device called an endoscope to find out what is causing your nasal congestion and other symptoms.
How many polyps is considered a lot?
If you have more than one polyp or the polyp is 1 cm or bigger, you’re considered at higher risk for colon cancer. Up to 50% of polyps greater than 2 cm (about the diameter of a nickel) are cancerous.
Can you poop out polyps?
The spontaneous expulsion per rectum of a colorectal polyp is exceedingly rare. Here, we report a rare and unusual case that we believe is the first of spontaneous expulsion of an adenomatous polyp during defecation.
Are nasal polyps hard or soft?
Key points about nasal polyps
Nasal polyps are soft, swollen, sac-like growths of inflamed tissue. They line the inside of your nose or your sinuses. They are a type of chronic rhinosinusitis.
Can you shrink nasal polyps?
Fortunately, it is possible to shrink nasal polyps to make breathing easier and prevent complications, like sinus infections, from occurring. Your doctor may recommend one of several medications or at-home treatments to help reduce nasal polyps.