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If my son had a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, why does he now have white mucus?

If my son had a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, why does he now have white mucus?

How long after?: How long ago did your son have his t&a surgery? Where is the mucus you are seeing?
It is not unusual to see cream to white colored material (fibrinous exudate) on the tongue, palate and back of throat for up to 2 weeks after tonsil surgery. Check with your son's surgeon to be sure there are no other issues. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Is normal to have bleed mucus in my throat 9 day after adnoidectomy, ?

Is normal to have bleed mucus in my throat 9 day after adnoidectomy, ?

Not unusual but: It is not unusual to see a bit of blood- tinged mucus about 7-10 days after adenoidectomy. This is about the time that the scrabbling after surgery starts to come off. If you see more than a teaspoon of blood, you should call your ENT for advice. You should follow the post operative instructions given to you by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about adenoidectomy?

Can you tell me about adenoidectomy?

Adenoidectomy: Under general anesthetic with a breathing tube in place, a surgery is performed through the mouth to reach the adenoids behind the nose. Most surgeons will use electrocautery to melt away the adenoids, though they can also be scraped away with a curette or trimmed away with a microdebrider instrument. Recovery is quite easy from this surgery. Usually it is performed only on children. ...Read more

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How much pain should one expect after an adenoidectomy?

How much pain should one expect after an adenoidectomy?

Almost none: An adenoidectomy is virtually painless. As long as the palatine tonsils (tonsils in the throat) are not removed, the operation heals without any pain. Bleeding is also very rare. ...Read more

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Will I have big incision from an adenoidectomy?

Will I have big incision from an adenoidectomy?

No: An adenoidectomy is usually performed with adenotomes and curretes. Therefore, there is no actual incision. The raw surface left after the adenoids are removed, is usually cauterized. Bleeding post-operatively is quite rare. Also this operation is essentially painless. ...Read more

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What is the connection between septoplasty and adenoidectomy?

What is the connection between septoplasty and adenoidectomy?

Nasal obstruction: Septoplasty is typically performed to relieve or improve nasal obstruction. The adenoids are lymphoid tissue that sits in the back of the nose and can also contribute to nasal obstruction. ...Read more

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What do you think, could having an adenoidectomy increase spo2 levels?

Possibly: If the adenoids had been seriously impacting your breathing (obstruction, apnea during sleep etc) then the removal should improve your ability to breathe, and hence your spo2 levels. ...Read more

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Continued pain after adult tonsil and adenoidectomy?

Continued pain after adult tonsil and adenoidectomy?

How long after?: It takes at least 3 weeks to recover from adult tonsillectomy. Even then the muscles around the tonsil may feel tight for a while. Occasionally the stylohyoid tendon behind the tonsil area is irritated for months after a tonsillectomy. Rarely a surgery is done to remove the styloid process when this continues to be a large problem. This is called eagle's syndrome. ...Read more

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If I'm having an adenoidectomy, will my voice change?

If I'm having an adenoidectomy, will my voice change?

N ot usually: This is an excellent question. If the adenoid is very large, you might experience a temporary change in the quality of your voice. If there is no palatal insufficiency, it is unlikely that any permanent change will occur. I am basing the answer on adenoidectomy in children. It is quite rare for an adult to require an adenoidectomy, unless perhaps a biopsy is being performed. No voice change. ...Read more

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How is an adenoidectomy done?

How is an adenoidectomy done?

Adenoidectomy: Is done through the mouth under general anesthesia. Adenoids are located in the upper throat just above/behind the soft palate/uvula. A dental mirror is used to see the area. Removal can be done with a microdebrider that cuts and suctions tiny pieces of tissue out. Another way is to remove the adenoids using a curette. Adenoids can also be be vaporized using coblation. ...Read more

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Adenoidectomy, is it ok for age of 15?

If ear/nose/ throat: Specialist recommends that an adenoidectomy is medically indicated for a 15 years old - then yes. ...Read more

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Is the adenoidectomy a risky thing to do?

No: Surgery is always risky. In expert hands adenoidectomy is relatively simple outpatient surgery. ...Read more

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When should a child have an adenoidectomy?

When should a child have an adenoidectomy?

Current Thoughts...: ... Include frequent ear infections, nasal obstruction or blockage and sleep apnea caused by enlarged adenoids. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long after a adenoidectomy can I execise?

5-7 days.: I find it hard to believe that a 46 year old person would need an adenoidectomy. At that age the adenoid (lymphoid tissue in the back of the nose) usually has atrophied. Make sure of the histologist diagnosis. If the tissue is benign, you should be able to exercise in 5 to 7 days. ...Read more

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When can I exercise after adult adenoidectomy?

When can I exercise after adult adenoidectomy?

Exercise: Usually two weeks when the risk of bleeding goes down. Be careful not to take ibuprofen or aspirin ...Read more

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What is tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy?

Adenotonsillectomy: The tonsils sit at the back of the mouth and the adenoids sit at the back of the nose in the throat. They are lymphoid tissue that have a minor role in the immune system. In situations of repeated infection or ongoing obstruction (causing breathing issues or sleep apnea), ENT surgeons may recommend removal of one or both of these. Adenoids tend to shrink away themselves by teenage years. ...Read more

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How long does a tonsil and adenoidectomy take?

How long does a tonsil and adenoidectomy take?

20-30 minutes.: The surgery itself is usually around 20-30 minutes, but the time needed for anesthesia--going to sleep and waking up--is about the same. Therefore, total time can be 45-60 min in the operating room. ...Read more

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How are a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy different?

Different places: Your tonsils and adenoids do the same thing, but your tonsis are at the back of your throat and your adenoids are at the back of your nasal passage. You can see your tonsils when you open your mouth at the back of your tounge. The procedure to remove them is similar, but the tissue is in these different locations. ...Read more

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Can you suggest foods after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?

Think soft and bland: The texture of the food should be soft after tonsil surgery. Warm or cold temperature is generally fine, and depends on patient preference. Avoid anything carbonated, acidic, spicy, or very salty as these types of food often make the pain worse. If you can't eat, just maintain hydration with plenty of fluids until eating becomes more comfortable. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have mild tinnitus post adult adenoidectomy??

Is it normal to have mild tinnitus post adult adenoidectomy??

Tinnitus: It happens. Sometimes its related to meds that you take like ibuprofen for pain or from eustachian tube inflammation from the surgery. If there's any hearing loss you should check it out asap with your ent ...Read more

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How common is a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy at 22 years old?

How common is a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy at 22 years old?

Very common...: ...though oftentimes the adenoidectomy portion of the surgery won't need to be done because adenoids tend to shrink (atrophy) significantly in the teenage years. In the age group you mentioned, surgery is most commonly performed for problems with recurrent tonsillitis. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?

10 to 14 days.: Most patients in any age group recover from a t and a in 10 to 14 days. It is a very painful operation but in the hands of a competent surgeon, there is about a 1% chance of bleeding. In my experience, most patients are quite well in about 10 to 14 days. ...Read more

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What can the area where my adenoids used to be still hurts after adenoidectomy?

Sinus infection: It depends on how long ago you had an adenoidectomy. If it was a few weeks ago, it can still be from surgery. If it was years ago, it could be sinus infection, infection of the tissue in the nasopharynx (nasopharyngitis), or sometimes a cyst in the area called a thorwaldts cyst. Tumors could also be the problem. You need a good exam by an ent, he/she can use a telescope to look back there. ...Read more

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How long will it take adult to recover from a tonsillectomy and an adenoidectomy?

Recovery: Recovery from tonsillectomy takes at least 2 weeks. Stay off work or schooh for 1 week. No strenuous activity for 2 weeks. Slight pain can persist for a few weeks whenever one yawns. ...Read more

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Are there any risks to getting a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy at 22 years old?

Same overall risks: The most significant risks for this surgery are anesthesia-related and bleeding. Whether one is 5 or 25, the risks are similar. Postoperative bleeding is slightly higher in adults than in children. Postoperative pain is usually greater in adults leading to a longer period of recovery. Age. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for a tonsillectomy / adenoidectomy?

Indications for T&A: Indications for tonsillectomy with adenoidectomy include obstructive sleep apnea in children, recurrent tonsil and adenoid infections and suspicion of cancer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tonsillectomy adenoidectomy?

What is the definition or description of: tonsillectomy adenoidectomy?

Tonsillectomy: This is the removal of the tonsils nd adenoids. The procedure is generally done as an outpatient and takes around one week to recover. ...Read more

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What causes the nausea after a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy?

What causes the nausea after a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy?

Nausea post op: Nausea after tonsillectomy is common. Anesthesia medications can cause it. Also, swallowing a little blood is common and is a strong cause for nausea and vomiting.
Days after surgery, the most common cause of nausea is narcotic pain medications followed by antibiotics. ...Read more