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Doctor insights on: Adenoid Removal Risks

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

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

No: Enlarged adenoids are often the cause of recurrent sinus infections, so they may just go away now. See your pediatrician or an allergist if the sinuses keep getting infected. ...Read more