Should I get my polyp in sinus removed ?

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 I think this is what has been causing me pain and discomfort for the past 3 months. I was seen by an eye specialist because of pain and pressure behind my eye. He is the one that saw and showed me the polyp on the scan. The location of this polyp , is the sinus canal under the eye ( Not nostril like some people suggest)

Im still a bit unsatisfied because he said the pain and polyp is normal and that I should put up with the pain and does not require excision . But what worries me is that on other websites, they say that polyps can become cancerous.

Should I go and get a second opinion about this ? and should I get it removed ?

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    I dont have that but a girl I know had them, they removed them and they came back, they removed them again and had a tube put in...good luck sorry to hear this, she said she use to drain the polyp herself...........geeeez dont listen to me thow
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    Everyone hbas polps in their nose, it is when they increase in number andf or size that they become a problem. The first avenue to remove an exces is steroids and it usually works. If this fails then they do an "operation" where you can be in and out same day. Unless they find out the cause (an allergy or whatever) then they tend to grow back regularly and you go through this over and over again. If cancer worries you then dont eat sugar at all and take some bicarb on a regular basis. Youcan also take curcumin or garlic to help with that, but polyps are unlikely to cause it. It is far more likely to be from some other cause like bad diet. It might be bad diet that causes the polyps.

    But no good asking your so called specialist, they dont deal in the diet side. This is down to you or a naturopath. Very often people who get polyps also get a blocked nose, or runny nose, ear problem, headaches etc.

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    thank you for your replies
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    We are not doctors. Yet The guidelines says that steroids is the treatment to start with as that usually reduce them. i find obvious that you need a second opinion. I do not understand why you took such and advice without questioning. Nobody has to put up with pain as normal. As far as i know polips are not normal and they do not go with diet, they are usually consequence of allergies and if you live in the UK that means straight forward to go private as allergies are not considerd properly a sickness by the NHS. However, if the you are sent to a new ENT you must I repeat you must carrry on the image cd with you or don't bother. 
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