What Causes An Enlarged Nose?
An enlarged nose can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose an enlarged nose, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "an enlarged nose" as a symptom. Here are two possibilities:
- Alcohol Consequences
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
excellent HDL cholesterol level
moderate steroid use
macrocytic red cells
visible veins on face
no desire to recover from alcoholism
occasional red eyelids
cysts in breasts
severe facial burning/tingling
short-term memory failure
... and so on
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of an enlarged nose:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Nose/Smell Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about enlarged nose:
Has your nose grown abnormally large over the years? Do not include the effects of traumatic injury or a current infection that has caused swelling.
→ Don't know
→ Mildly - barely noticeable
→ Significantly - I receive many comments
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate not having an enlarged nose, an enlarged nose or a very enlarged nose, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
Rhinophyma (an enlarged nose) has been associated with several causes including the over-consumption of alcohol. Men are 12 times more likely to have this problem than women.
Rosacea may cause the nose to slowly enlarge. When rosacea is not treated, some people – especially men – may eventually get small knobby bumps on the nose. As more bumps appear, the nose looks swollen.
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