Edie has had chronic mucoid (yellow and thick), and making snoring/loud breathing sounds almost all the time. She was originally thought to have an upper respiratory infection, but after four attempts of treating for this she came to see me, Dr Magnifico, for a second opinion.
In the exam room it was clear she has loud “snoring” stertorous breathing. She also had think copious yellow mucous discharge. She would often have episodes of sneezing that dislodged and produced lots of this nasal snot and it was difficult for her family to help find her relief. Medications never worked. These included antivirals and antibiotics.
In the exam room I palpated the back of her mouth. I thought I could feel something that didn’t belong there. I susspected she had an oronasal-pharyngeal polyp.
Her diagnosis relied on placing her under anesthesia and looking for a polyp. She had one. It was removed with traction and avulsion. She was breathing much better after the removal.