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A 31-year-old member asked:

what can the area where my adenoids used to be still hurts after adenoidectomy?

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Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Sinus infection: It depends on how long ago you had an adenoidectomy. If it was a few weeks ago, it can still be from surgery. If it was years ago, it could be sinus infection, infection of the tissue in the nasopharynx (nasopharyngitis), or sometimes a cyst in the area called a thorwaldts cyst. Tumors could also be the problem. You need a good exam by an ent, he/she can use a telescope to look back there.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
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 faster than adults so long as they have adequate pain management. It's very important to make sure that the patient is getting a lot of hydration to avoid bleeding and help with pain.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How long is the recovery after getting tonsils and adenoids out?

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Dr. James Sidman
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
5-10 days.: It usually takes about a week to recover from t&a surgery, give or take a few days.
A 26-year-old member asked:

My 7yr old has no sound perception. She's always loud. Could this be be corrected by a tonsil/adnoidectomy?

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Dr. Allison Greco
Dr. Allison Grecoanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Nope: This is most likely a hearing issue, or simply a manifestation of her personality. See your doctor and inquire about hearing tests. Hoever, hearing issues secondary to inner ear infection can come from chronic sinus drainage which quite frequently enlarges lymphoid tissue in the throat. Conceptually, they can be mutual. This should be investigated.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Why do I feel miserable after tonsil, adenoid surgery?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
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 narcotic relief of the sore throat and will probably take 10 to 12 days to resolve. Your ENT doctor should have stressed this.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What're the most common problems affecting the tonsils and adenoids?

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Dr. Scott Rickert
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Breathing/infecitons: Breathing issues due to large tonsils and adenoids are the biggest problem. Snoring/sleep disturbed breathing and obstructive sleep apnea affect many people and tonsils and adenoids can be a big part of that. Chronic tonsil and adenoid infections can cause chronic throat infections that adversely affect a person's well-being as well.

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