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Should anything happen to your face after adenoid removal?

Should anything happen to your face after adenoid removal?

Face change: No change to outer face but occasionally it can change voice. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Rickert
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Adenoids (Definition)

Adenoids are lymphatic tissue found in the airway behind the nose in the back of the throat. Adenoids are made up of the same type of tissue as the tonsils. Both help fight infections. However, unlike the tonsils, they cannot be seen by looking in the throat. Adenoids are found in children and begin to regress before puberty. In children, enlarged adenoids can cause obstruction of the nasal airway leading to difficulty breathing, breathing through the mouth, nasally voice, ...Read more


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Is it normal to feel nose pain from adenoid removal?

Is it normal to feel nose pain from adenoid removal?

Yes: Many people feel soreness in the back of their nose for a few days after adenoids ae removed. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the risks of the adenoid removal surgery?

See below: The risks of adenoidectomy include pain, infection, bleeding, velopharyngeal insufficiency (which means inability to close the nose from the mouth when speaking or swallowing), regrowth of the adenoids. ...Read more

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Tonsils and adenoid removal- covered by medicaid?

Tonsils and adenoid removal- covered by medicaid?

Yes: However, the criteria for the procedure must be obtained. Tonsils are removed for sleep disordered breathing, several bouts of recurrent tonsillitis, dysphagia, failure to thrive, speech abnormalities. Sometimes specific insurance companies have specific criteria. There are multiple medicaid companies per state and each one may have different criteria. ...Read more

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Is tonsillectomy and adenoid removal very safe for a 4 yr old child?

Is tonsillectomy and adenoid removal very safe for a 4 yr old child?

Yes.: Adenotonsillectomy is a very safe, usually outpatient procedure in a child. The combined procedure is indicated when a child has obstructive sleep apnea, sleep disordered breathing, or chronic mouth breathing, swallowing difficulty and alteration of facial growth due to enlargement of the tonsils and adenoid. We take special precautions and watch children diagnosed with sleep apnea very closely. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about sinus infection in toddler after adenoid removal?

Not particularly: Toddlers main sinus vulnerabilities relate to smaller head size with smaller drainage portals and more frequent respiratory illnesses. Removal of adenoids can reduce frequency in some, but will not alter their main issues. ...Read more

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Could adenoid removal in an adult age 64 be of concern for cancer, or could it be due to severe allergies?

Adenoids: Not sure why they are removing adenoids in a 64 year old person, unless it is a surgery for snoring. Adenoids can be obstructive, cancer is very rare. ...Read more

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My child is day 9 post op for tonsillectomy and adenoid removal and she is still in a lot of pain and still has lots of phlegm....is this normal?

My child is day 9 post op for tonsillectomy and adenoid removal and she is still in a lot of pain and still has lots of phlegm....is this normal?

Mgt: I agree that a follow up appt is indicated. In the meantime, provide non acidic fluids and monitor her temperature. If there is a fever, please urgently call your physician. ...Read more

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Septoplasty, turbinate reduction, adenoid removal 3wk ago. Bumped yesterday, slight bleed & now nose is congested. Surgeon away. Could I have damage?

Septoplasty, turbinate reduction, adenoid removal 3wk ago. Bumped yesterday, slight bleed & now nose is congested. Surgeon away. Could I have damage?

Bumped Nose: Probably no harm. Usually good idea to take an antihistamine tablet. Be sure to see doctor immediately on his return to rule out hematoma of septum. If your surgeon is away two weeks than should see an ENT doctor within 5 days to rule out possible hematoma of septum, as this must be drained. Do not see emergency room as they are not familiar with septal hematoma. Again, this is rare but important ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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My son is only 3.5 years. He is diagnosed as adenoid hypertrophy, 4/5, snoring seriously, if its ok to do adenoidectomy on his age?

My son is only 3.5 years. He is diagnosed as adenoid hypertrophy, 4/5, snoring seriously, if its ok to do adenoidectomy on his age?

Rare complications : Fortunately complications of tonsillectomy are rare with good surgical technique, post operative pain control and medical care. On the other hand, sleep apnea from obstructive tonsils are problematic and cause poor sleep, among other complications. We always weigh the risk of the benefit with the risk of the procedure. Ask your surgeon questions before proceeding! ...Read more

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My son is 4 years old. he has adenoids. he underwent a course of medical treatment, but without result. I want to avoid adenoidectomy. plz, advice me.

Adenoid enlargement: Nasal steroid sprays may help decrease the size of adenoidal tissue. Prescription sprays are available, as well as the over the counter spray Rhinocort. ...Read more

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Are healthy but large adenoids in a 4 year old expected to shrink enough in 1 or 2 years to avoid tonsil-adenoidectomy to treat mild osa?

Possibly: At birth, your tonsils and adenoids (t&a) are small and your immune system is immature. Your t&a are immunological structures and make antibodies to pathogens, like bacteria and viruses; so as you grow, they grow and enlarge, doing their job. Our immune system is relatively mature at 5 to 7 years of age, when the t&a peak in size. They then usually shrink to become small again by preteen/teenager. ...Read more

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Enlarged adenoids (adult) for 2 years. Chronic Post nasal drip and lump feeling in nasopharynx. Can adenoidectomy help (stop PND and "stuck" feeling)?

Enlarged adenoids (adult) for 2 years. Chronic Post nasal drip and lump feeling in nasopharynx. Can adenoidectomy help (stop PND and "stuck" feeling)?

Adenoids: Adults with enlarged adenoids usually have allergies, some have reflux. Adenoid can be source of increased nasopharyngeal drainage. See ENT or Allergist. may be able to shrink the adenoids with prednisone, better allergy management. Adenoidectomy in adults can have excessive bleeding. ...Read more