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A 32-year-old female asked:

Would you remove large tonsils/adenoids if 3 yr old mouth breaths, wakes often, moans, chews and sometimes lightly snores in his sleep.

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Maybe: The symptoms you are describing are consistent with signs of airway obstruction. Before removing tonsils and/or adenoids (adenoids are the usual cause), evaluation by an ENT specialist, with a sleep study would be recommended.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Indication for T &A: Yes, this is certainly a reason to have a t and a.

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Last updated Aug 17, 2016

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