When working with an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist, the first step usually involves an initial consultation. Here, you'll discuss your symptoms and medical history. The ENT specialist will ask pertinent questions to understand your condition better. It's also a chance for you to voice any concerns or ask any questions.
Examination: Taking a Closer Look
After gaining a comprehensive understanding of your symptoms and medical history, the specialist will typically proceed with a thorough physical examination.
The human nasal passage plays a crucial role in our respiratory system, ensuring the air we breathe is humidified, filtered, and warmed. Any disruption to this pathway can significantly affect our breathing. One such potential disruption is the growth of nasal polyps. These soft, painless, non-cancerous growths arise from the lining of the sinuses or nasal passages and hang down like teardrops. Although benign, nasal polyps can complicate breathing and overall sinus health.