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Adenoids In Adults Can It Change The Voice After Being Removed
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 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
Taste and tonsils: generally speaking taste is the domain of the taste buds located on the posterior section of the tongue. Removal of tonsils and adenoids should not affect taste directly. However occasionally post operatively the taste buds are affected with symptoms of decreased sense of taste. It should resolve over the matter of weeks. If persistent I would follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Will the scars be sensitive to the touch or easily irritated in the years following ear surgery? Is the area involved in ear surgery prone to irritation? My daughter has floppy ears. I realize that some techniques actually cut and reshape the ear. If a fo
How many surgeries is to much to remove scar tissue from the throat? I had 3 so far.. keeps growing back. Started with tonsils removed in 2001.
Possibly: It may improve airflow by decreasing the blockage of sound waves, so your voice may in theory, may be changed. ...Read more
Is it normal to be flushed after wisdom teeth removal? And to have pain mostly in the middle of the jaw, as opposed to where the teeth actually were?
Yes: The flushing, or increased blood flow, to your face after wisdom teeth extraction is normal and may last 1-2 to several days depending on the patient. The soreness in your jaws, instead of around the extraction sites, is called trismus. It is also normal, lasts 7-10 days depending on the surgery, and is caused by the incisions to reach your teeth needing to extend into the muscles of your jaw. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a keloid in hand which is increasing in size. It gives itching and pain. Can it be removed permanently by operation.?
Possibly: Keloids are odd looking soft tissue masses that occur in keloid prone individuals. They are frequently misdiagnosed and usually are confused with hypertrophic scars. Consult a plastic surgeon or dermatologist and try steroid injections first which can dramatically shrink the scar. Surgery accompanied by steroid injections, radiation therapy and or pressure garments can also be effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What functions do the tonsils and adenoids have in the body? Why is it so often removed when you are a kid?
Lazer: Not quite sure what your in your nose got reduced specifically. I would ask the surgeon. If you meen will mucusa on inside return to normal that is usually the case. ...Read more
Tonsillectomy: There are risks with any surgical procedure - including tonsillectomy (regardless of age). ...Read more
If someone has throat cancer that pushes on there vocal chords, once the cancer is home will their vocal chords heal back to normal? Or will that permenently affect their vocal chords?
Depends: If it is "pushing" on the vocal cores, there is a good chance that function should return. If it involves the nerves or is invading the cords, it may not. Also the treatment- surgery or radiation, may eradicate the tumor but damage the chord in the same spot. ...Read more
I'm having tonsillectomy to remove swollen tonsil in one month. In the meantime, is it ok to visit the dentist or could his tools irritate the tonsil?
No: They're shaving it, as fashions change. The 'pop' / 'green' claim that we're being unmasculinized by whatever real or imaginary pollutant isn't holdling up. Forty years in medicine doing physical exams simply doesn't support -- in my experience -- the idea that the distribution of body hair is changing. ...Read more
Son can not breathe through nose which is always congested. Tonsils and a adenoids are large and surgery has been recommended. Is this the only way ?
See below: Discuss this with your ent. Some decrease in the size of tonsils and adenoids can be expected with growing older. Some of the size increase can be treated with nasal steroids. If there is alteration of sleep cycles, or behavioral problems then surgery may be the best option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is not common, but is possible. I don't recommend it myself, but some surgeons perform subtotal thyroidectomies, where they only remove a portion of the gland. This dramatically increases the chances of thyroid regrowth. However, even after a standard thyroidectomy, it very rarely possible for the thyroid to regrow from the minute amount of tissue that may be left behind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can not tonsillectomy should be eradicated despite that cause pain in both the mouth and throat even further from the tonsils?
Can a polypoid of 1.3x0.9x1.4 cm protruding in the bladder be non malignant and can be easily removed?does patient recover quickly after cystoscopy.
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
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