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Old 09-07-2010, 05:42 PM   #1
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Is this a polyp?

Inside my nose I can see a thing that looks like a big blood blister. It bleeds a lot if touched with a tissue, or if I rub my nose. Sometimes it seems to bleed spontaneously. Is this likely a polyp? It's about 8 mm x 3mm.

Thanks to anyone with any opinions.

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Old 09-08-2010, 05:50 AM   #2
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Re: Is this a polyp?

It's not likely a polyp. Polyps are whitish, fluid-filled growths that don't generally bleed.

 
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Re: Is this a polyp?

My copy of Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary says:

"polyp. A tumor with a pedicle. Commonly found in vascular organs such as the nose, uterus, and rectum. Polyps bleed easily and should be removed surgically." (A pedicle is a stem.)

"bleeding polyp. Angioma of nasal mucous membrane." (An angioma is a form of tumor, usually benign.)

 
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Re: Is this a polyp?

Thank you both very much for your responses.

Denise

 
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