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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Not clear: Tonsils do not necessarily "automatically" go away as children get older. The adenoids which are similar to the tonsils usually do regress during the teenage years. If the tonsils are large and obstructing and causing significant symptoms waiting until they "go down" is not reasonable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 yr son full adenoids&tonsils removed 3/18/15. Snoring&breathing issues again.Had few colds since sept.Can adenoids grow back?Nose membranes swollen?
Unfortunately, yes: Adenoids can grow back, your son most probably has seasonal allergies, started again in fall with weather changes and back-to-school season, affecting his upper and lower airways, and possibly airway hyper-responsiveness causing respiratory difficulties, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, wish you both wellness ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See your doctor: Any child with enlarged lymph nodes should have a visit to his/her pediatrician. Most enlargement of lymph nodes are what we called reactive enlargement, because it is usually associated with an infectious process, like sore throat, ear infection, etc. Now, enlargement of lymph nodes that are persistent, above certain size or in certain places can be the the first sign of more severe diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsil crypts dev. Over a year. Constant stones. Constant irritation of tonsils for 2 years. 2 ENTs won't do tonsillectomy. Say tonsils fine?!
Second opinion: If a patient has tonsil symptoms, and actually has enlarged tonsils, painful tonsils, repeated tonsil stones, or other symptoms such as snoring, recurrent strep throat infections, etc..., and she feels her ENT doctor is not helping enough, she can see another ENT doctor for a second opinion. Insurance usually covers first and second opinions the same way, but one can also self-pay in some cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: These are normal findings for a 6-9 yo,usually associated with snoring during sleep and require no treatment. If a 4 yo or a 18 yo with any signs of sleep disturbance, they may need removal. Providing more information when you submit a question allows a more specific answer. ...Read more
If an autistic child has their tonsils and adenoids removed could we see an improvements with development?
I have severe grade 4 enlarged tonsils nearly meeting in midline. ENT wants to remove with concerns about apnea. Isn't tonsillectomy risky in adults?
Probably yes: A child who has big tonsils in the throat and big adenoids, with bad allergy symptoms, likely coughs on and off, has trouble breathing through the nose, and at night has trouble sleeping due to snoring. Taking the tonsils and adenoids out, along with using steroid nasal sprays in the nose, may make his life a great deal smoother (sleeps better, coughs less, breathes easier through the nose). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
11yr old daughter has mild sleep apnea, tonsils are pretty small. They want to take anoids and tonsils out, is this necessary?
Air is necessary: What is necessry is that your daughter get sufficient air flow during sleep. If she has sleep apnea at age 11, she will likely have much bigger problems as an adult. Tonsils and adenoids are a good place to start, and I am sure that your md would not have recommended it without benefit. Proper sleep and airflow is very important for growth and development. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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