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Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Not if COMPLETELY removed

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience in Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Almost never: Adenoids tend to disappear on their own in older kids and teens. While some could still persist in grown ups, if there is new adenoid growth in an ad ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
39 years experience in Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Really blocked nose.: Adenoids disappear before adulthood, so adults don't need adenoidectomy. If a child has chronic stuffy nose, and endoscopy in the office, or xray sho ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience in Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Adenoidectomy : Adenoidectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the us, and almost all cases occur in children. There are 3 major reasons to have th ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Navdeep Virk
19 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Question?: Can sleep apnea happen because of this absolutely seek an ENT or a sleep dentist for a better diagnosis.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
URI: The nasal congestion does cause the mouth breathing.. The lymph nodes i suppose are not he neck and most likely are reactive lymph nodes. 90% of URI a ... Read More
A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Rarely do adenoids : regrow enough to cause symptoms of nasal obstruction. Nasal congestion & fever, signs of a viral illness, can cause his current symptoms, as can ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Asthma has a complex origin in genetic and environmental triggers. Kids with enlarged adenoids are often sicker than others for a number of reasons, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Adenoids: Hello. Adenoids are lymph tissues that are in the back of the nasal cavity. They are very important for our immune system early in life. After we beco ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Definitely: This surgery is definitely painful. Discuss with your surgeon.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibly: In some people removing their tonsils can cure snoring. This is true if the tonsils are enlarged and crowding the back of the throat. Unfortunately, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
30 years experience in Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: However, the criteria for the procedure must be obtained. Tonsils are removed for sleep disordered breathing, several bouts of recurrent tonsillitis, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carson Liu
33 years experience in General Surgery
Swollen adenoids: Yes. Adults can get adenoid swelling along with tonsillitis. An ENT specialist should be sought out if you are having recurrent infections or having p ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Summers
22 years experience in Sleep Medicine
It can help...: With the exception of children, it's rare (in adults) for tonsil/adenoid removal to cure sleep apnea. It will often make the severity less (therefore ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
The other way around: It is likely the other way around. Chronic rhino-sinusitis from any etiologies causes your adenoids to enlarge. Adenoids are local lymphatic tissues t ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Rare: Most of the time enlarged tonsils are due to infection, mostly in children, in adults rarely malignancy can occur, bilateral in lymphomas, unilateral ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
If infected.......: If chronically infected the adenoid can be the source of post nasal drip. This does not happen often however. Look at environmental/ inhalant allergie ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Drainage: Drainage and infection cause tonsil enlargement. Adenoids too. Little ones have small sinuses and tend to have constant drainage which causes tonsilla ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Trigg
22 years experience in Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Infection: Adenoids are lymphatic tissue that help to fight off infections. They become enlarged usually during upper respiratory, ear, and sinus infections. All ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Formula: Not likely. Typically, infant formula allergies cause abdominal symptoms, such as pain, diarrhea, etc...
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
No: No.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
See a doctor: you might need antibiotic, so please see a local physician. you can gargle with salt water, and treat some of your symptoms with OTC medicine. but see ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Probably yes: A child who has big tonsils in the throat and big adenoids, with bad allergy symptoms, likely coughs on and off, has trouble breathing through the nos ... Read More
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly: I believe there is a genetic component to most diseases. The ability of the immune system to overcome infectious diseases is probably genetic. But ev ... Read More

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