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Enlarged adenoids in adults symptoms

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eyas Othman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Nasalobstruction: Symptoms include but not limited to: nasal , obstruction, snoring, mouth breathing, recurrent sinus infection, ear infection and middle ear fluid caus... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery
Adenoids: Adults with enlarged adenoids usually have allergies, some have reflux. Adenoid can be source of increased nasopharyngeal drainage. See ENT or Allergi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Physician visit: The sleep study will indicate the degree and possible cause of apnea. Your sleep physician will help you to determine the cause and treatment. Some op... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
It happens: The issue of sleep apnea from obstruction (tonsils/adenoids) in children differs from that in adults. With kids, if they snore/pause breathing>30 s... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Trigg
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eyas Othman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Office exam: In office nasal endoscopy by an otolaryngologsit would detect adenoid enlargment, for young children who might not tolerate this exam a simple x-ray c... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
No deformity: Enlarged adenoids can cause nasopharyngeal obstruction with tonsils with mouth breathing, sleep apnea, and snoring. Infections of tonsils and adenoids... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Trigg
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Nasal congestion: Adenoids sit behind the nose. In children enlarged adenoids are somewhat common and can result in nasal congestion, post nasal drip, runny nose, and c... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Yes: Adenoids are lymph nodes, they drain infections. Many infections are airborne. There are winter viruses and summer viruses, that you get just from s... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 15 years experience
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
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