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Osteosarcoma?: While "asteroid sarcoma" is not described in the medical or astronomy literature, it sounds a lot like osteosarcoma, so I presume that was the question. Osteosarcoma is a rare cancer of bones that usually occurs in teenagers. Treatment is with chemotherapy and surgery. In many cases, it can be cured, especially if it is caught before it spreads. Amputation is required only rarely. ...Read more
Adenoidectomy: Adenoid surgery is somewhat uncommon for adults. However, you will likely have a mild sore throat from the breathing tube used for general anesthesia. You'll probably have a mild to moderate degree of discomfort, which should easily be taken care of with a mild narcotic like tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine or hydrocodone. Good luck with your surgery! ...Read more
Sore throat/neck: Typically you will feel sore throat, ear aches or a stiff neck after adenoid surgery. It lasts about 1 week during recovery and slowly improves. The first day will also have some post anesthesia affect so you will not feel completely yourself due to that. The best course is to rest for the first few days during recovery. ...Read more
Sleep disorder: You have given us the findings. Do you know that you indeed have a large swollen uvula and an enlarged adenoid? In a 29 year old with these objective findings, I would worry about a sleep disorder. You may benefit from a sleep study. ...Read more
My child 7yrs was diagonalized with adenoid enlarge and need surgery, please is there no other means of cure?
Enlarged adenoid: Nasal steroid spray may help to reduce size of adenoid but will need a long period of time. The spray also reduce nasal congestion from allergy. ...Read more
Can adenoids become enlarged in adults and cause problems? If so, what are some of the common causes for adenoid hypertrophy in adults?
Tough question: I sincerely doubt that you know what adenoid pain is. That is a most rare complaint. The adenoid is the lymphoid tissue in the back of your nose and rarely even when infected produces pain. I do not doubt that this is possible but usually inflammation of the adenoid leads to either sinusitis, ear infection or a pussy discharge from the nose. Please give us more information. ...Read more
An asteroid: Is a small planet. It may also be the name of an anabolic or supplement or some other garbage -- if so, it's a waste of money and potentially dangerous just like all the other similar products and should be avoided like the plague. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Face change: No change to outer face but occasionally it can change voice. ...Read more
There may be bleeding at the surgical site. Please let your surgeon know, and if there is any respiratory distress, the emergency room physician may further evaluate.
Sir I am suffering from ''medicine for elongeted uvula and obstructive adenoid in paediatric'' from last six months, plz help me to get well...!!!
Not clear: Not sure if I clearly understand your story but it sounds like you need to see a local Ear/Nose/Throat (ENT) specialist to address these problem. ...Read more
Maybe: Etiology of big tonsils and adenoids not known. Probably agenetic component because siblings tend to have big tonsils and adenoids and runs in families.Children exposed to bad viruses such as RSV, that young children getscan cause a pretty bad upper respiratory infection— are more likely later on to have bigger tonsils and adenoids. ...Read more
Ask your surgeon: See if your surgeon or dentist have any ideas. ...Read more
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Get the INFO: The best way is to get all the info you can about your surgery. Make sure you know what to expect, what to do before, and what to do after. Know how to get a hold of your doctor if there is a problem. This knowledge will give you that sense of calm. Otherwise, make sure you take your pain medicine every 4-6 hours as directed by your md. Even if you have to wake up from sleep to take it. ...Read more
My son is 3yr old and has adenoid, please when will his body start developing immune system of it's own?
All have adenoids: Adenoids are lymphoid tissue in the nose, like the tonsils in the mouth. They are nick-named nasal tonsils. They are normal part of the immune system. When they are inflamed and swollen, they can cause problems such as snoring, sinusitis and er infections. Allergic children are particularly prone to these complications. ...Read more
Is there any evidence that overbreathing can cause adenoid hypertrophy and/or can breath re training shrink the adenoid?
Complex question: If you mean overbreathing through the nose, by the time air reaches the adenoid, it has been cleansed of most contaminants and is at body temperature. Therefore the act of nasal inhalation would have no effect on the size of the adenoid in children. The adenoid is a lympho-epithelial structure that usually atrophies with age. I do not think that any training would effect the size of adenoid. ...Read more
I am 52 with adenoid hypertrophy. I have been scheduled for a biopsy but want to fly 2 days later (2-hr-flight). Can I do this?
Yes: Yes, I think this should be fine. The complication of course that we are concerned about is bleeding and this is most likely to occur within 48 hours of the procedure. Best of luck! Please discuss with your surgeon, as well. ...Read more
What to do if I have told my friends What to do if I have adenoid cystic carcinoma but every time I tell them, they get scared. Why?
Slow growing: Adenoid cystic Ca is a rare usually slow growing cancer that predominates in the salivary glands of the head and neck. While survival is very good even with mets, its best to have the lesion removed before it spreads. It is not contagious and friends should be told that it has already been removed and can not be spread by contact. ...Read more
Have constant gagging been chewing on altoids for about 5 years to help with it. Now have bad acid reflux guessing because of peppermint. Any idea?
I had to have a revised adenoid surgery last week because I was coughing up chunks of hard bloody chunks. A week after the surgery im doing it again?
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
ENT: Best to see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. ...Read more
Would it be a good idea for my child to get his tonsils removed at the same time he gets his adenoid removed?
Can be done if indic: I t can be done if there is indication for tonsilectomy. So it depends on the surgeon. Discuss with the surgeon. Many times there is no indication and need for tonsilectomy and tonsils are not removed. ...Read more
Can a coablation probe be used to reduce tonsil/adenoid size versus using larger surface tool for total removal?
Tonsilotomy: Yes, but theoretically. You can still get peritonsillar abscesses. ...Read more
Is my son's snoring and sneezing due to adenoid he had as a baby, he's almost 6yrs. What can I do about this nightly snoring?
Common at 6: The tonsils and adenoids tend to grow faster than the kid until age 6-8 when they stabilize. After 10 or so most grow faster than these glands and by 16 they are similar to the relative size they were in infancy. If the kid has periods of not breathing more than 15 sec during sleep, he heeds to see an ENT, if not treat the symptoms and let him grow out of it. ...Read more
My son is only 3.5 years. He is diagnosed as adenoid hypertrophy, 4/5, snoring seriously, if its ok to do adenoidectomy on his age?
Fortunately complications of tonsillectomy are rare with good surgical technique, post operative pain control and medical care. On the other hand, sleep apnea from obstructive tonsils are problematic and cause poor sleep, among other complications. We always weigh the risk of the benefit with the risk of the procedure. Ask your surgeon questions before proceeding!
1 1/2year baby gets fever and cough often. His adenoid gland is slightly large. Should it be removed. Will it become normal as he grows older?
Should shrink, ENT: It is normal for the adenoids to enlarge in response to infectiion. If you are concerned, see and ENT for evaluation. ...Read more