Causes Of An Enlarged Nose?

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, My nose is getting bigger. But it doesn’t hurt, is that why? I’m afraid of cancer / tumor of the nose 🙁

1 Answer:

Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to We can understand the concern you feel.

Lumps / tumors in the nose can be caused by several possibilities, including:

Nasal polyps, which are tissue that grows on the walls of the nasal passages, are of soft consistency, usually do not cause pain, are not malignant. usually stemmed, small in size to the size of the nasal cavity that is at risk of nasal congestion
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (KNF) is a malignant tumor of the nasopharyngeal epithelium, associated with infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), influenced by genetic and environmental factors (eg, consumption of preserved food, salted fish), symptoms: nasal congestion, nasal bleeding, headache , lump in the neck, decreased hearing function
Nasal folliculitis, also called nasal vestibulitis, symptoms: an inflamed red lump or group that is usually located in the opening of the nostrils, most often caused by a bacterial infection of Staphylococcus, a risk factor: often picking your nose or blowing strong air through the nose

To be able to ascertain the conditions that cause the enlargement of your nose, we recommend that you immediately consult a doctor or ENT specialist so that proper evaluation and treatment can be carried out. In addition to the history and physical examination, the doctor may plan a supportive examination if there are indications, for example: nasal endoscopy or CT scan. Handling will be adjusted to the underlying disease, such as using spray drugs, drugs taken or injected, to surgery or radiotherapy.

To enrich insight, you can read articles about tumors in the nose. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.

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