In general, there is not much pain after your operation. It will feel like one of the worst colds of your life because of the congestion and clots inside your nose. You will feel some discomfort but there are medications to manage the pain and keep you as comfortable as possible.
Are you awake for nasal polyp removal?
Nasal polypectomy is performed by endoscopy, a fiber-optic tube with a camera that’s inserted into your nasal passages for visualization. General anesthesia is commonly used, which means that you will be put to sleep during your procedure. Sometimes topical anesthesia is used, and you might stay awake during surgery.
What to expect when removing nasal polyps?
You can expect to be tired for about a week after nasal polyp surgery, so plan to be out of work for at least this amount of time. However, depending on your job duties, you might have to wait even longer. After this procedure, you won’t be allowed to exercise at full capacity until two weeks have passed.
How long is surgery to remove nasal polyps?
Usually, your surgeon removes the polyps using a small tube called an endoscope (basically a small telescope that lets them see inside your nasal passages). The actual surgery may take about 30 minutes or more, depending on the size and location of your polyps.
How long is recovery after polyp removal?
Recovery from a polypectomy usually takes about 2 weeks. Patients may feel pain following the procedure, particularly immediately after the procedure. Taking the pain medication the doctor prescribes can help.
How long does polyp surgery take?
A polypectomy lasts about 30 to 60 minutes and is an outpatient procedure, allowing patients to return home the same day. They should be back to a normal routine as soon as the next day.
Can I pull out my nasal polyps?
The only way to physically remove nasal polyps is through an in-office procedure. However, medications are recommended as a first-line treatment for small growths, to help prevent them from getting larger. Talk with a doctor about which option may be right for you.
Is nasal surgery painful?
Pain: You should expect some nasal and sinus pressure and pain for the first several days after surgery. This may feel like a sinus infection or a dull ache in your sinuses. Extra-strength Tylenol is often all that is needed for mild post-operative discomfort.
How bad will I feel after sinus surgery?
You may have some swelling of your nose, upper lip, or cheeks, or around your eyes. Your nose may be sore and will bleed. You may feel “stuffed up” like you have a bad head cold. This will last for several days after surgery.
Are you put to sleep for sinus surgery?
Sinus surgery is performed with general anesthesia so you will be asleep during your procedure. After surgery you will spend a few hours in a recovery room to allow you to wake up. Most patients feel good enough to go home a few hours after their surgery.
How safe is nasal polyp surgery?
Overall, nasal polypectomy surgery is safe in most people. Your risk depends on where your polyps are within your nose, whether you have had polyp surgery before, and also on any other medical problems you may have. Some of these risks are very rare, but serious.
What are the side effects of polyp removal?
What are the complications and side effects?
- fever or chills, as these could indicate an infection.
- heavy bleeding.
- severe pain or bloating in your abdomen.
- irregular heartbeat.
What are the side effects of sinus surgery?
Sinus surgery has many risks and complications, for example:
- Failure to resolve infection.
- Recurrence of the original sinus problem.
- Chronic nasal drainage.
- Failure to resolve all original sinus problems.
- Damage to the eyes or base of the skull.
- Reduction or loss of sense of smell or taste.