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Does Having Your Adenoids Removed Change Your Voice
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
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
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
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 ?
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
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?
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