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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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