Top 20 Doctor insights on: Adenoidectomy turbinate reduction
What is the average recovery time for a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy with septoplasty/turbinate reduction for a 19 year old female?
Septoplasty, turbinate reduction, adenoid removal 3wk ago. Bumped yesterday, slight bleed & now nose is congested. Surgeon away. Could I have damage?
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
How long to fully recover from tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, septoplasty, turbinate red? 15 days post op still weak and don't have energy.
A lot longer: Wow, that is a lot of misery. For every day that a healthy person spends in bed it takes a week to get over it. If you are sick even longer. If you were mostly laid up for 3-4 days and have other health issues that have worn you out it will be more then a month. Your frustration is normal. Keep moving and rest as needed ...Read more
Is adenoidectomy indicated with 99% blockage but no congestion/rhinits symptoms (can breathe through nose but does mouth breathe while sleeping)?
Yes: If the radiological diagnosis is correct, it is hard to believe a child can breathe properly. Rhinitis or congestion of the nose is a nasal problem. Hypertrophic (enlargement) of the adenoids in the back of the nose can lead to two major problems, recurrent ear problems and snoring or even sleep disorder. Yes, adenoidectomy, in my opinion, is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Depending on the oozing, you might need to wear a mustache type dressing for a day or so. That is just to catch the blood that might drip. My patients are usually able to take it off later that day or the next. Ask your surgeon what you should expect. It is a good procedure and had worked well for my patients. ...Read more
Breathing: As long as my patient doesn't strain or forcefully blow his nose, I have them return to Pranayama. ...Read more
I had a radiofrequency turbinate reduction 2 days ago and last night smoked a few cigarettes. Will this ruin the results of the procedure?
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How long to wait after septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery to see full results before assessing if successful or needs revision septoplasty?
Fairly successful: Turbinate reduction can be safe if done in a conservative manner. There are various methods including radiofrequency reduction or ablation with intramural cautery. These methods are relatively successful but might not be as effective as more aggressive methods including surgical reduction with turbinectomies which have increased risks of bleeding and empty nose symptoms. ...Read more
What is the best procedure for turbinate reduction, also which has the least side effects? Thanks
Turbinates: There are many different procedures to reduce turbinate hypertrophy, The goal is to reduce hypertrophied tissue while maintaining the mucosal surface, as the turbinates serve an important function. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last week I did the septoplasty and turbinate reduction, what do you recommend for me to do, to get healed quiclky, did the air conditioner affect me?
When you get a septoplasty and turbinate reduction, can you have rhinoplasty done to shape the outside?
Yes.: Http://www. Facialplastics. Info/rhinoplasty.html it's very common for a person to undergo a rhinoplasty in conjunction with turbinate reduction or septoplasty surgery. There is no added risk of performing the surgeries together, though recovery time may be extended slightly before a patient can see and feel optimal results. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers