I felt a tickle in my nose, I thought something like a hair or something was in there so I began to blow my left nostril. Nothing came out, but the tickle was still there, so I tried again and this large mass of hard but pliable white/greyish stuff came out. It was about 1/8 inch in width and about 1/2 long. If that wasn't enough to totally send me into a panic attack I blew my nose again and another mass came out.
After searching the internet for a few hours I have found nothing!
This isn't the first time this has happened to me. The last time was about 5 months ago. From what I remember, like now, I was on antibiotics for adult acne. That's about the only similarity in both situations.
The first time this happened I thought I may have left some tissue in my nose after a nose bleed or something, or maybe I stuffed some tissue up my nose while I was sleeping. After this last extraction of abnormal "stuff" coming out of my nostril I know I haven't stuffed anything up my nose!
This is really freaky especially since I can not find any information on abnormal nasal discharge.
Anyone that has ever heard of this please!!! Reply.

Thanks,
freaked out!
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replied June 5th, 2005
Nasal Discharge
I don't know about the colouration of your discharge, however I would suggest that the discharge itsself is some form of pus/dead bacteria as per normal, but in greater quantity.

You indicate that your were taking antibiotics both times this has occurred, and whilst they were for adult acne, they will also kill any other bacteria that may be sensitive to their presence.

I would the inclined to think that what you have experienced was a discharge of some form of concurrent nasal infection, whether it was bacteriological or fungal.

From my on-line research in the past: green, grey and/or black discharges are associated with, but not limited to, fungal infections.

If you are really concerned about this, I would first consult my general practitioner and, dependant upon your feelings and the outcome of your discussion with your doctor, request a referral to an ent for consultation.

Remeber to tell your consultants everything you have included here, and anything else that you may remember.
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replied April 13th, 2012
Same thing happened to me when I was 15 (now 32) never told anyone!! now I get very frequent colds and I always think about it!! what was it??? I don't see anything on internet, let me know if you do!!
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replied January 19th, 2013
white thick tissue from nose
this has happened to me today large chucks of white thick tissue of some kind i asked my doctor she did not think it was something but i am freaked out this was large
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replied April 5th, 2013
Personal Misson
I'm in the same boat as you'll. For the past 3 weeks my eye was watering nonstop an frequent soreness and pressure around my eye. But about 2 days ago the pain was intense I almost went to the ER but I didn't. So a couple of hours went by just in pain then all of a sudden I felt like I had something in my nose so I went to blow an nothing but I know something was there I blow again and jut as you'll where saying a big white mass sort of like wet tissue flow out. And it scared the doggy doo out of me I had goose bump. But as soon as it came out I had instant relief no watering eye or soreness around the eye. And since then I have been on a misson to find out what it was but nothing. But the closet I have come was maybe it was a Tonsil stone that some how worked its way up in the Nasal cavity. Hope this helps someone if anyone eles thinks that a tonsil stone sounds the closet to what you experienced Plzzzzz!!!! Reply
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replied July 3rd, 2013
@Marty

Sounds like nasal polyps - you should google that.
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replied November 27th, 2013
Hard whitish mass from nose
This has happened to me a few times, and I believe it is a waxy/oily plug that comes from a clogged tear duct. I can tell when my tear duct isn't draining because the tear film builds up and doesn't drain, then when one of these comes out through my nose, the tear duct works again. We have oil glands at the base of our eyelashes, and I'm sure the oil gets in the tear film. If a tear duct isn't working properly, I'm guessing some of the oil collects and dehydrates there, causing a plug.

If what you've blown out is bloody and fleshy, it probably is a polyp. You should show it to a doctor.
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replied November 27th, 2013
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replied November 3rd, 2014
I also had this, i felt like i had a blocked nostril and pressure between my eyes, my one eye would water and one of my nostrils, after a week the pressure got worse so i blew my nose a few times and nothing, so i blew really hard and felt something come out, was also instant relief, when i looked, it was like a cotton wool ball (slightly smaller than a golf ball), i too have not managed to find the answer but i sure did wish i kept it and took it straight to my doctor
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replied April 25th, 2015
Yay I'm not alone! This exact thing happened to me 2 or 3 times within a one year period. My eye started tearing and there was an immense amount of pressure in the eye/nose area and then all of a sudden this hard whitish mass comes out of my nostril or down my throat (Eww!!). What is that?? Should I be concerned? I was not on any medications during these times nor do I have any allergies of any sort. If anybody has any incite as to what this could be please let me know.
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replied February 12th, 2016
Well, I'm here only because it *just* happened to me... after what may have been over six to eight months of feeling a low-level pressure on that side of my face, behind the eye, and sometimes in my temple. Plus the chronic watering of the eye on that side. It lasted for so long, it's the kind of thing that makes you start wondering if you've got a tumor.

The plug was white and waxy, about a centimeter long. Not like usual nasal discharge. Not sticky in any way. And not bloody. Worth noting that the pressure had gotten particularly bad over the last few days, so I had been trying some techniques I found listed under "sinus massage" across the internet.

That must have helped loosen it.

After it came out, the relief was instant. Pressure feels lower (though not completely gone, so maybe there's more in there). I'm thinking now that I should schedule a checkup with an ENT to see if there's more and to find out if I need to take an antibiotic or anti-fungal med.

Also worth noting, I'm not usually a hypochondriac or anything. Don't take many meds, not even aspirin. And I very rarely get colds... maybe once every couple years. However, a couple years back, I did see a doctor -- not an especially good one -- about a clogging sensation in one of my ears. As it happens, an ear on the same side as this nostril with the plug. He found nothing but I always suspected he just didn't know what to look for. Hmm.
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replied November 4th, 2016
Just happen to me. And figured out what it was pretty quickly. Its a fungus ball.And means you have FUNGAL SINUSITIS. Mycetoma Fungal Sinusitis to be exact.
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replied November 18th, 2016
Dryer White discharge accompanied clear mucas in sneeze
I just sneezed out what sounds to be the same stuff. There was a lot of it. I was shocked at how much came out of my right nostril after a sneeze. There was some clear snot but most of the discharge was white. Almost powder like, once it dried. It was more grainy than powdery substance. I am really worried that it might be something horrible. I have never had this problem before
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replied August 31st, 2017
I just had the same occurrence. I blew my nose and a mass come out from my sinuses about the size of a quarter and 1/8-1/4 thick. It was gray, semi dry and very sticky. Same thing about 10 minutes later. Seems to be clear now. About six weeks ago I had surgery to remove an Inverted Papaloma tumor from my sinuses. Very rare tumor that is malignant 13% of the time. Mine wasn't thank God. I couldn't breathe at all through my left nostril before the surgery. I use a Neti Pot daily to irrigate my nasal passages. I live in Las Vegas on a golf course which was just scalped for reseeding. Not sure what this is but will contact my ENT surgeon and see what he says.
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replied October 27th, 2017
Hi I have had the same issue. White grey solid mass from nose. I live in uk and Nhs have refused to send for testing even though I have had years of facial pain and headaches. Am currently pregnant with 3rd child and wake with daily sinus head aches am dydrated and taking prescribed vitamins etc obs not drinking and am non smoker. I’m not getting any help on this from doctors or midwives Just told to drink more water. I was concerned maybe could be an infection or fungal issue and would have liked the sample sent off to labs to be tested but the doctor said it’s a waste of Nhs resources to send when it looks normal to him. I don’t understand how being in pain and large 15mm by 15mm fin like masses are coming out of my sinuses. Any advise would be great. Can’t find anything on this on uk sites. Thanks.
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replied January 5th, 2018
I have been experiencing one of my eyes watering for months. The last time it happened I was eating something and I choked on the food. I felt a tickling in my nose so I started blowing. Finally, this large hard mass of what seemed to be hardened mucus came out. Immediately, the watering in my eye stopped. I took a picture of it so I would have to show a doctor if it happened again. Here it has been almost two years and my eye is constantly watering again. I went to see a sinus doctor. He checked my nostrils and said they look very clear. He said that the mass in the picture is the same shape of my tear duct and he is referring me to a specialist to see if they can help unclog the tear duct. I really just wish the tickling sensation would come back and the hard mucus come out on it's own again. This is annoying.
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replied January 31st, 2018
I had the exact same thing this morning. Over the last few weeks I've had constant tearing in my eyes, which i thought was a blocked tear duct however this morning i coughed and removed this thing shaped like a grain of rice probably a bit larger. Immediately the eye watering was gone. Upon further research the thing that i removed was very much shaped like the lacrimal sac. I cant seem to find anything on the internet other than this web page, would be interesting to know more about what caused this to occur.
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replied April 7th, 2018
It happened to me once, about ten years ago. It wasn’t ‘snot’ or anything usual. It was 2 inches long and as thick as the fluffy end of a Q-tip. It was solid, like cartilage - somewhat flexible, but not pliable like putty, off- white in color. I thought it was a ‘booger’ until I pulled it out and found that it was like nothing I have ever seen. My wife was with me and we were both confused and kind of freaked out. Still baffled, never happened again.
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replied December 5th, 2019
What many of you are describing.... you really don’t want to know the truth about what it really is that you’re blowing out of your noses. Trust me , you really don’t want to know. Your doctor might know and is hiding the truth from you but most likely is absolutely clueless himself, because the subject is ignored by western medicine and the organized medical stablishment as a whole, and is only beginning in late 2019 to acknowledge what’s been known to 3rd world doctors and ironically by American veterinary medicine for a very long time. Collectively, the problem is called NTDs or Neglected Tropical Diseases, otherwise known as parasites..... worms. The only accurate part of the NTD name is the word “Neglected”. Once upon a time, this was only a major problem in 3rd world , typically tropical, countries. Thanks to global trade and travelling, Parasite worrm infections are worldwide now, and American doctors are taught next to nothing about this and instantly assume you’re whacko or lying if you think you mIght have parasites. American veterinary doctors will believe you and know exactly what you’re talking about, but of course by law cannot treat you.

in a “filarial” worm infection, it’s quite common for worms or worm parts to come out out your nose. The worms or their larvae are wandering around inside your blood vessels, lymph nodes, or inside your skin. If something unusually hard, rubbery, white, beige, gray comes out of your nose, especially if it’s kinda longish or roundish shaped... maybe just 1/8 to 1/4 inch long.... you might even think It’s just an ordinary “booger”..... have a look at it under a low power microscope or a jeweler’s loupe with 20-40x magnification, even just 10-15x magnifying glass might be enough. Over 60x is too much magnification. Don’t be surprised to see it has a face on it, with identifiable eyes, mouth, and possibly one or more round “suckers” on its head or body. The Mansonella species (perstans, ozzardi, strepocerca are not just spread by small biting flies in Africa and South America. The have been found in ordinary mosquitos in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and as far northeast as Massachusetts. You can assume they’re all over the US and Canada by now too, and probably Europe too. Asia has even scarier parasite worms than that, natively in their own lands, everywhere. The medical establishment and public health authorities in Asian nations have been battling these for decades though. I’m not sure why most American doctors remain so ignorant about the problem, but if you have good health insurance, try to find an Infectious Disease specialist doctor who’s well educated and experienced in treating filariasis hyperinfections, They’re few around and they’re hard to find and may take a long wait to get an appointment. If they are not specifically well-experienced in treating helminths, don’t waste your time on them. Maybe to find a friendly farm and ranch veterinarian who’ll have a “casual and educational, informal” chat with you over a cup of coffee about filarial nematodes and just for theoretical curiosity’s sake, how effective a $4 economy tube of ivermectin based horse dewormer paste is on your cousin’s uncle’s brother-in-law’s neighbor’s pony that is suspected of having worms in its nose and if the $7 brand that claims it has apple cinnamon flavoring in a gel form instead of a creamy paste actually tastes better to the pony.
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