Nasal polyps are very common in CF. I, myself, have had a number of sinus surgeries to remove polyps. I have lost count how many surgeries. During the surgery they go up through your nose into the sinuses and remove all the polyps and make bigger openings if needed. It is not a fun surgery by any means.
There have been cases where an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) doctor has noticed polyps and suggested that the person be tested for CF because polyps are so profound in people with CF. Then they tested positive for CF. It is interesting how different signs/symptoms are prominent in some and nearly undetectable in others. The reason for that is that CF is very unpredictable. Continue reading