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Mouth (Definition)

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


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If i get my tonsils removed, will that make me lose my singing voice?

If i get my tonsils removed, will that make me lose my singing voice?

Are you professional: If you make your living singing then removing your tonsils may adversely affect the quality of your singing voice. The throat is part of the vocal tract which modulates the quality of sound. If your tonsils are removed, that area can scar and change the way that sound is formed. If you are not a professional then the change in your voice would be more difficult to notice and less of an issue. ...Read more

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My voice has been gone for months now.. How do I get it back? Do i need to get my tonsils removed?

My voice has been gone for months now.. How do I get it back? Do i need to get my tonsils removed?

See an ENT doctor: Complete loss, severe change in voice or hoarseness lasting longer than 2-3 weeks, it should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist- ENT (ear, nose and throat doctor). Take care. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Speech therapist: Please consult a speech therapist as s/he is likely to be able to help in dealing with this issue. Follow the advice of the therapist closely to get the maximum benefit. ...Read more

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Tonsils and adenois being removed. Will that cause my voice to change?

Tonsils and adenois being removed. Will that cause my voice to change?

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

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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?

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?

It's possible: Some people with bifid uvula with have a submucous cleft palate. They may experience voice change and increased air escape through the nose with speaking after removal of the tonsils and adenoids. ...Read more

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I have reoccurring puss pockets on my tonsils. I'm a singer and i'm afraid if i get my tonsils out my voice will change. What should I do?

Surgery by Voice ENT: Recurrent tonsillitis can and usually causes a significant impact in your quality of life, not to mention days of school/work missed and the inability to sing while ill. Studies have shown that tonsillectomy in singers is safe and effective, especially when done by an ENT surgeon familiar with the singing patient. I would recommend obtaining a referral to an ENT that your vocal coach knows. ...Read more

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Will having tonsils out change singing voice?

Will having tonsils out change singing voice?

It depends: If your tonsils are small and the change in your throat is small then the likelihood of it changing your singing voice is small. The bigger your tonsils are the greater the likelihood that it will change your singing voice. The reason is that your throat and nose is your vocal tract. The vocal tract is what determines "your sound". By removing tonsils you change your vocal tract and you can change your sound. ...Read more

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What happens to your singing voice after you get your tonsils out?

Not much: How good of a singer are you. If you are a professional, you might notice some change in your vibratto. Usually would only be a potential concern if you are a classically trained singer. ...Read more

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If I have my tonsils out, how will my voice change?

No change: Many great singers have had tonsil removal and their voices do not change. Remember, the voice is produced by traceho-bonchial air moving past the laryngeal opening. The removal of the palatine tonsils, if anything, could improve the quality of the voice by expanding the supra-laryngeal space (space above the larynx). This space changes the quality of the sound produced and may improve it. ...Read more

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Could my tonsils taken out change the sound of my voice?

No: Although there may be a short period where you feel your voice is different this is usually due to the fact that it is uncomfortable to speak. Long term.... No change in your voice is expected. ...Read more

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Im a 27 year old singer and doctors want to remove my tonsils are there any risks in change in my voice?

Im a 27 year old singer and doctors want to remove my tonsils are there any risks in change in my voice?

Maybe: Removing tonsils can change your resonance if they are big. Also, if there is a complication or scarring after, you can leak air from your nose. More importantly, you need to make sure that your tonsils are being removed for good indication. If your doctor isn't able to answer your questions about tonsillectomy's possible effects on your voice, consider seeing a laryngologist to help sort it out. ...Read more

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My voice has been gone since saturday and now i'm gettting a fever and cold chills do you think that maybe i might need to get my tonsils out?

My voice has been gone since saturday and now i'm gettting a fever and cold chills do you think that maybe i might need to get my tonsils out?

Hello. : Hello. Not from what you are describing. Reasons for a tonsillectomy include repeated tonsil infections or one that just never goes away; tonsils that are so large that they obstruct the throat (and make it difficult to swallow or breath): or a peritonsillar abscess which is a severe infection that spreads into the areas around the tonsil. If you have one of more of these problems, then a tonsillectomy might be indicated. Although i cannot diagnose you, you might have pharyngitis. Try tylenol, (acetaminophen) hydrating well with fluids and warm salt water gargles. Take care. ...Read more

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At the minute I'm suffering from tonsil stones , dizziness, tiredness change of voice. Is this dangerous? My tonsil stones are all on the same side...

At the minute I'm suffering from tonsil stones , dizziness, tiredness change of voice. Is this dangerous? My tonsil stones are all on the same side...

Tonsil stones/dizzy: In and of itself not dangerous but are from recurrent infections and may be nidas for infection. Would seek medical attention today may have strep and need antibiotics , also f/u with ENT may wish to remove tonsils.

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tonsil-stones-tonsilloliths-treatment-and-prevention?page=3 ...Read more

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Deep pocketed tonsils, I get tonsil stones frequently, however I've noticed many red bumps on my left tonsil with no pain but my voice is raspy.

Deep pocketed tonsils, I get tonsil stones frequently, however I've noticed many red bumps on my left tonsil with no pain but my voice is raspy.

See answer: It's likely that the bumps on your tonsil are unrelated to your raspy voice. A hoarse voice can be due to GERD, nodules on the vocal cord or even laryngeal cancer. See an ENT specialist if the raspy voice persists. As for the "red bumps" on your tonsil, no specific illness comes to mind. If you are concerned you can consult a Health Tap physician and upload images of the tonsil. ...Read more

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To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more