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how long does it take to recover from an adenoids and tonsils removal operation

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
How old?: Depending on how old the patient is and how 'tough' they are, the recovery can take anywhere from 5 days to 3 weeks. Kids always seem to bounce back ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Infants?: Tonsil and adenoid surgery is rarely indicated in infants, unless the tonsils are so large that they cause a serious sleep disorder. Therefore, most ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Depends: Generally 1 week, if there are no complications and she is drinking and eating well. Most complications, such as bleeding and infection should be low ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
48 years experience Dentistry
Consult surgeon: Your son's surgeon should be able to go over the surgical risks with you better that i could, and whether this could help his apnea which is unusual a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably: Probably. Assuming you are doing this procedure for obstructive sleep apnea. Follow the recommendations of your ENT surgeon. Overnight stay should be ... Read More
A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Breathless Child: This is not something to just research online. A child who is breathless is a child who is ill. The first thought that comes to mind is asthma. Breat ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
53 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Pain medicine: You should take strong pain medicine to relax. I would not recommend Aspirin though, since Aspirin increases risk of bleeding. Tylenol (acetaminophen) ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: There are sme indications for this surgery in adults, such as obstructive sleep apnea, but in general, if they are not casing you symptoms, leave the ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Everybody does: Tonsil and adenoid surgery is one of most painful operations for an adult. If you do not develop any bleeding (about 1%), the pain will require narco ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Some help: Really should speak with your surgeon. At that age, I am assuming that there is obstructed breathing. Surgery is done with general anesthesia. May req ... Read More
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