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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?
Adenoids and voice: Yes as the adenoids can change your voice when they are very large. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
Tonsils voice: Not likely but could. Llet us know what happens. ...Read more
I do impressions-I can manipulate/impersonate my voice. If I get tonsils removed will I still be able2 change my voice tone from high to low? Honestly
Probably but: Probably but may alter resonance of voice a bit. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
No need to wait...: You can eat again right away. But having adenoids removed is something usually done in kids and not adults... Are you sure it wasn't your tonsils? If so, it may be more painful to eat solids but they should still be okay to eat whenever you want to try. ...Read more
When it does: Everyone changes when they do. You may never deepen your voice, just as some people will never be tall. Accept where you are. ...Read more
I'm 17 and my voice hasn't change yet and I don't want it to. Will it change still and what age (range) does a guys voice change?
About the time: ' don't want it ' is not in your hands, your male hormones has its own path as you reach young adulthood. ...Read more
Sometimes I don't care for the sound of my speaking voice when I say certain words or phrases. How can I change this? Ex: (use certain diction?)
Speech Pathologist: A speech and language expert can help you with your speech patterns etc. ...Read more
Had my cold for around 2 months & recently developed cough/voice change. My colds normally go away in like a week; im a teen and healthy otherwise.
Does deepening of voice is solely determined by hormonal changes in women? Can a woman with proper hormonal balance have a deeper voice than average?
Yes: Average means that some normal individuals will he higher and others will be lower. More worrisome than a lower-than-average voice in a woman would be a sudden change, where someone who previously had an average range voice now has a much lower-pitched voice. ...Read more
I'm a 17 year old boy and my voice isvery high. Not a late developer, nothing's really changed with my body in 3 years. Wht can I do to deepen voice?
I'm 41 Are there any conditions where adult my age grows couple inches taller but has NO other symptoms like phys changes, feet grow, voice deepen etc?
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