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Recently I have had sinus problems and cold-like symptons (nasal discharge, stuffy nose, etc.). One morning I felt an especially strong blockage on my right side between my upper nose and cheek area. It was driving me crazy because I could feel the blockage and it wasn't like normal discharge that you can just blow out onto your Kleenex. After trying fairly hard to blow it out, I leaned over my bathroom sink and blew very hard several times. Leaning over must have helped it come out easier becuase I instantly felt relief -- but then I was astonished to find a fairly large and hard mass in my bathroom sink that had come from my nasal passages. It was about the size and shape of a rounded grape and it was yellow-light orange in color. It was NOT translucent and had a jagged part with some tinges of red on it. This had never happened to me before. When I tried to find out through the Internet what it could be it sounded like it could have been a nasal polyp. Is it possible to blow a nasal polyp out through your nasal passages? If it wasn't a nasal polyp then what was it? Should I follow up with my doctor about this?


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replied August 8th, 2007
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Nasal polyps are due to a chronic nasal inflammation. The polyps are usually well bound to the base of the nose and can’t be expelled so easily by blowing the nose. The hard mass expelled from your nose could be some type blood coagulum mixed with dry nasal mucus. You can consult an ENT-specialist for further help.


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