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Treating Nasal Polyps

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At Your Appointment

Nasal Polyps and Chronic Sinusitis Appointment Guide

Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • Please describe the symptoms and issues you’re having that led you to schedule this online appointment. Start at the beginning of this current episode and tell me how and when things have changed and progressed.
  • How often have you had symptoms in the last month?
  • Are you using your medication regularly?
  • Do you feel like your medicine is helping your congestion?
  • Are you currently using any allergy medicine?
  • When was your last sinus infection?
  • Has anyone told you that you snore or stop breathing at times during sleep?
  • Describe your symptoms. Do you have a stuffiness, postnasal drip, mouth breathing, or pain or pressure in your face, forehead or upper teeth? Has your sense of taste or smell changed?
  • How long have you had these symptoms?
  • What makes your symptoms better or worse?
  • How often do you get sinus infections or colds? When was your last one?
  • What allergies, if any, do you have? Do you have asthma?
  • Do you frequently take aspirin or nonsteroidal pills?
  • What side effects are you experiencing with your medicine?
  • What new symptoms are you experiencing?
  • What treatments have you tried so far?
  • What causes nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis to develop?
  • Do I need allergy testing?
  • What treatment do you recommend for my nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis?
  • Will the treatment you are recommending make my nasal polyps go away?
  • What options do I have if this treatment doesn't work or stops working?
  • What should I expect long-term?
  • What is the most likely cause of my symptoms?
  • Could another medical condition be causing or contributing to my symptoms?
  • How do you diagnose nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis?
  • How do you treat nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis?
  • Do I need to see a specialist?
  • Are there other medicines that would control my congestion and other symptoms better?
  • Are my new symptoms related to my nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis?
  • What is the best treatment plan for my nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis?
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Last Review Date: 2020 Mar 18
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  1. Nasal Polyps. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
  1. Nasal Polyps. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.