A GP should be able to tell if you have nasal polyps by looking inside your nose.
If you have nasal polyps, you'll usually be given steroid nose drops or a spray to shrink the polyps.
You may be given steroid tablets, usually for up to 2 weeks, if:
- your polyps are large
- nose drops and sprays did not work
Make sure you follow the advice of the GP about how to use your medicine and how long to take it for.
Surgery to remove polyps
If there's no sign of improvement after about 10 weeks, the GP may suggest surgery to remove your polyps.
Most people who have surgery see an improvement, but it's common for polyps to grow back, usually within a few years.
You may need to keep using a steroid nasal spray after surgery to stop the polyps returning quickly.