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Adenoids In Adults Can It Change The Voice After Being Removed
Speech, not voice.: Adenoidectomy can change speech, but not voice usually. Speech can become hypernasal (too much air coming through the nose) for a variety of reasons. This should be checked by you ENT doctor, or a speech pathologist. ...Read more
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
If I get my adenoids removed, will my voice deepen? If so, is it immediate following surgery or is it a gradual change?
Adenoids and Voice:
Your adenoids are not closely associated with your vocal chords, so it should not permanently affect your voice.
You may get some post operative swelling which may make your voice a little hoarse, but that is usually temporary. ...Read more
Possibly: Depending on their size the procedure may well change your voice. The bigger they are and the more they obstruct your airway the bigger the effect removing them will have. ...Read more
Adenoids: At your age, the likelihood of your adenoids causing any particular problem would be quite unusual. For most patients, the adenoid pad gets smaller by the time they reach age 12. Allergies, sinus infection and reflux can cause then to stay enlarged, though. If there were enlarged, removal can often change the voice, but whether your singing voice would be improved is impossible to predict. ...Read more
Voice pitch: The pitch of your voice is determined by the length of your vocal cords. I don't think enlarged adenoids would change the pitch of your voice. ...Read more
Does voice get changed after adenoid removal in 5 year old boy as it is now 50 days after the operation and his voice not the same like before?
Adenoids and voice: Yes as the adenoids can change your voice when they are very large. ...Read more
Can I get just one tonsil removed. I know the possibility will be to have other removed in future. My main concern is it might change the voice.?
No.: This is not going to be possible. Why would you want only one tonsil removed? And in the end, your voice returns to normal. ...Read more
I'm 41 Are there any conditions where adult my age grows couple inches taller but has NO other symptoms like phys changes, feet grow, voice deepen etc?
Almost never: Adenoids tend to disappear on their own in older kids and teens. While some could still persist in grown ups, if there is new adenoid growth in an adult it is concerning for something else growing in the area (like lymphoma or other tumor) and in that case a biopsy can be considered in the clinic, or complete removal in the operating room to assess for the underlying cause. ...Read more
Tonsils voice: Not likely but could. Llet us know what happens. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, although not a big change.Get a more detailed answer ›
About 8 years ago I removed my tonsils but it completely changed my voice. Now it is affected my academic career. What should I do now?
I do impressions-I can manipulate/impersonate my voice. If I get tonsils removed will I still be able2 change my voice tone from high to low? Honestly
Probably but: Probably but may alter resonance of voice a bit. ...Read more
I'm a singer and I'm wondering if getting my adenoids removed along with my tonsils will change my sound.
Improve it: If you need your tonsils and adenoids removed, if anything the surgery will enlarge your bucco-pharyngeal resonator and if anything improve your resonance. As a professional singer and ENT surgeon, I can assure you that if the surgeon does a good job, you do not have to worry about your voice quality. Just make sure you really need these structures removed. ...Read more
What to do if I have a bifid uvula and I'm afraid that my voice will change if What to do if I have my tonsils removed. Is this possible?
Maybe: Generally the adenoids tend to shrink in size by the teen years and little of them remains beyond that. While some people can have persistence of some of their adenoids, doctors worry when there are new symptoms of enlarged adenoids in adults as it could be an indication of a tumor such as lymphoma or nasopharyngeal carcinoma. If the doctor wants to biopsy it is probably a good idea to do it. ...Read more
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