Nasal polyps

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What is nasal polyps?

Nasal polyps are painless non-cancerous growths in the nasal passages or sinuses and are associated with chronic inflammation of the sinuses. Large polyps can cause nasal congestion, loss of sense of smell, and increase risk for infection. Treatment includes nasal steroids and sometimes surgery.

Common symptoms reported by people with nasal polyps

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with nasal polyps

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Excedrin Back & Body)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
nasal polyps (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with nasal polyps, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with nasal polyps

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Excedrin Back & Body)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
soreness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
nasal polyps (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with nasal polyps, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has nasal polyps on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 12
30s 38
40s 63
50s 38
60s 31
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 20
20-29 years 16
30-39 years 11
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 52
Female 143

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 91
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from nasal polyps patients who have completed their condition history
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