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Adenoids (Definition)

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


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Does having your adenoids removed change your voice?

Does having your adenoids removed change your voice?

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.

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If I get my adenoids removed, will my voice deepen? If so, is it immediate following surgery or is it a gradual change?

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.

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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.

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Could getting your adenoids removed improve your singing voice?

Could getting your adenoids removed improve your singing voice?

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.

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Ii have a small, cartoon-like voice. Can this be caused by large, present adenoids in adults?

Voice pitch: The pitch of your voice is determined by the length of your vocal cords. I don't think enlarged adenoids would change the pitch of your voice.

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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.

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I'm a singer and I'm wondering if getting my adenoids removed along with my tonsils will change my sound.

Improve it: If you need your tonsils and adenoids removed, if anything the surgery will enlarge your bucco-pharyngeal resonator and if anything improve your resonance. As a professional singer and ENT surgeon, I can assure you that if the surgeon does a good job, you do not have to worry about your voice quality. Just make sure you really need these structures removed.

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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.

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Why does your voice change as you age?

Why does your voice change as you age?

Different reasons: In puberty it changes in males as a result of testosterone. If you are a smoker then it can change from that. If one develops polyps on the vocal cords then that can cause raspiness. Medications, poor diet, vocal cord trauma are other reasons the voice could change.

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Is it possible to get my voice changed?

Is it possible to get my voice changed?

What changes you wan: What changes you want and what is wrong with youe voice.

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What might cause voice changes all of a sudden?

Voice Changes: You may have something on your vocal cords. I would recommend that you see an ENT who could visualize your throat and vocal cords.

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I just turned 13 and I don't have any voice changes or growth spurts. Why?

I just turned 13 and I don't have any voice changes or growth spurts. Why?

If you're under 16yr: Thanks for your interest in HealthTap. Your question might not get answered if you are under age 16 years and writing your own questions. Have a trusted adult or parent submit your questions, using your account to ask about your concerns. There are many pediatricians on HealthTap with a great deal of expertise, but they look for questions submitted by adults on behalf of teens or younger children.

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My voice is really ugly. Is there a way that I can change my voice permanently?

Ugly how?: There are many voice problems which are correctable. If your voice is hoarse, raspy, or otherwise abnormal, then you should see your local laryngologist or ent. If you smoke, stop immediately. That will invariably damage the voice. Other problems like laryngeal reflux and vocal abuse may be causing the problem, and can be corrected. In some select cases, surgery may improve your voice.

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In puberty, do girls' voices change?

In puberty, do girls' voices change?

Yes, definitely: Girls voice boxes respond to steroid production during puberty just like boys. Wouldn't it sound silly if adult women had children's voices?

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