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What to do if I am getting tonsil and adenoid surgery, my dad wants to wait until christmas break, but idont want to waitconsuler about it?
Sorry: Without context - I am not sure what the issue is. ...Read more
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
Would it be a good idea for my child to get his tonsils removed at the same time he gets his adenoid removed?
Can be done if indic: I t can be done if there is indication for tonsilectomy.So it depends on the surgeon.Discuss with the surgeon.Many times there is no indication and need for tonsilectomy and tonsils are not removed. ...Read more
I'm a singer and probably getting my tonsils removed soon. I'm wondering if I should get my adenoids removed as well?
Adenoids?: Your surgeon should be able to evaluate your adenoids with a nasopharyngoscope. In your age group the adenoids are not removed routinely during a tonsillectomy. ...Read more
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Can you get an endoscopy after you have had your tonsils and adenoids removed? If not how long do I have to wait?
If I have guttate psoriasis and I have flare ups when I get strep. I have no tonsils, could the be caused by my adenoids?
YES: Yes... Due to blockage of the airway with tonsil swelling or increased nasal resistance with a cold. If it is just contributing to poor rest and fatigue during the day... No big deal... If it produces (cyanosis) - turning blue... Eval by the er is mandatory. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2.5 year old had his tonsil and adenoid removed yesterday due to sleep apnea. He still snores and gasps forair like before. Is this normal or will it get better?
May get better: As he just had his surgery yesterday, there is continued swelling in his throat at this point that could lead to continued obstruction with sleep. It may get better. There also is a chance that the surgery would not solve the apnea. Only a time will tell... ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Absolutely... The issue is related to your eustachian tubes - not your adenoid/tonsils (or absence). ...Read more
Why I am still having issues with my throat 4 months after having my tonsils and adenoids taken out. Why do I get laryngitis & a sore throat so easy?
Maybe: Etiology of big tonsils and adenoids not known. Probably agenetic component because siblings tend to have big tonsils and adenoids and runs in families.Children exposed to bad viruses such as RSV, that young children getscan cause a pretty bad upper respiratory infection— are more likely later on to have bigger tonsils and adenoids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsil/adenoids: If your child has frequent throat infections (more then 7 in one year, 5 in two years), is having sleep problems because of the tonsils and adenoids, or has other problems (like cleft palate) that might benefit from removal. Here are the guidelines for removal by the head and neck surgery group: http://www.Entnet.Org/healthinformation/upload/cpg-tonsillectomyinchildren.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsils for sure: The tonsillectomy part hurts way more than the adenoidectomy part. Sorry! ...Read more
No, but: It all depends on the patient. Removal of adenoids can help with the airway, decrease the frequency of infections of the ear and sinus, reduce post nasal drip, help with eustachian tube dysfunction, and even improve your voice resonance. The risk of removal is very low. So most surgeons will recommend removal of the adenoids at the same time of tonsils if they are large or chronically infected. ...Read more
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