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Dr. Scott Rickert
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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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What is the recovery time after getting tonsils and adenoids taken out?

What is the recovery time after getting tonsils and adenoids taken out?

1-2 weeks: Typically it takes 1-2 weeks to recover. The exact time depends mainly on the patient and partly on the method of tonsil removal. Think of your worst sore throat -- that is where you start at right after the tonsils are removed. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from an adenoids and tonsils removal operation?

How long does it take to recover from an adenoids and tonsils removal operation?

How old?: Depending on how old the patient is and how 'tough' they are, the recovery can take anywhere from 5 days to 3 weeks. Kids always seem to bounce back faster than adults so long as they have adequate pain management. It's very important to make sure that the patient is getting a lot of hydration to avoid bleeding and help with pain. ...Read more

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Removing my tonsils for sleep apnea: will I have a lot of pain and how long will it take to recover?

Removing my tonsils for sleep apnea: will I have a lot of pain and how long will it take to recover?

8-9/10 pain: Tonsillectomy is a painful surgery :( sorry... I tell my patients that they will drop about 15 pounds from not wanting to eat... That can be :) or :( depending on the circumstance. If you need your tonsils out... You need your tonsils out... No point in sugar coating the truth. ...Read more

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Im having a urethral diverticulum surgery and getting a hole in my urethra fix how long is the recovery time? And how long do I wear the catheter?

Im having a urethral diverticulum surgery and getting a hole in my urethra fix how long is the recovery time? And how long do I wear the catheter?

Dr's job 2 tell U: Surgeon's responsibility to explain everything about indications for surgery, alternative operations, post-operative care, complication risk ; likelihood of success. There is simple cut-back procedure for a small distal diverticulum (spence-duckett) ; no catheter. Transvaginal approach with excision of 'tic, urethral ; vaginal closure + interposition of pedicle flap needs catheter about 10 days. ...Read more

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How long does a child need to stay home from school after having tonsils removed?

How long does a child need to stay home from school after having tonsils removed?

Varies: Usually about 1 week. As long as your child is drinking comfortably and is not requiring medication for fever or pain it is likely time. Also the scar tissue should have separated and by that time you will know whether or not there are bleeding complications. All the best for a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for glands to go down and a sore throat after a cold is getting better and at the end where phelgm is yellow-clear? Coughing too

How long does it take for glands to go down and a sore throat after a cold is getting better and at the end where phelgm is yellow-clear? Coughing too

Sometimes weeks: It can sometimes take weeks for swollen lymph nodes in the neck to decrease in size after an upper respiratory infection. Seek care if not improving within a month, or if painful or continuing to grow. Sore throat can persist as long as there is drainage from the sinuses. Warm salt water gargle and lozenges can help. ...Read more

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How long will my throat hurt after getting a breathing tube taken out?

How long will my throat hurt after getting a breathing tube taken out?

Breathing tube: After a surgery or some kind of procedure done under general anesthesia, the throat is commonly sore as a result of the endotracheal tube, the breathing tube used to protect your airway. Most people will have a scratchy throat for a few days up to a few weeks. If sore throat lasts longer than that, you should have someone take a look to make sure you don't have a more serious problem. ...Read more

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How long is recovery out of work after a hemorrhoidectomy?

How long is recovery out of work after a hemorrhoidectomy?

No set time.: There are many different ways to do hemorrhoidectomy and recovery time depends on the procedure adopted. In old classical hemorrhoidectomy it used to be long time but the new techniques have cut it very short. Good rule of thumb is when you don't have pain you can resume work. ...Read more

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Docs, usually how long is recovery time for wisdom teeth being cut out?

Docs, usually how long is recovery time for wisdom teeth being cut out?

It can vary: Every patient reacts and recovers from a surgical procedure differently. Some of the factors that may influence your recovery time may include the difficulty of the surgical procedure, if and what type of sedation was used, and more importantly, your perception of pain vs soreness and how you handle it. My patients are advised to take it easy for the first day or two following surgery. ...Read more

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Im having surgery to get a swollen lymph node out. How long is it going to take to recover.? How long well the stitches be in?

Im having surgery to get a swollen lymph node out. How long is it going to take to recover.? How long well the stitches be in?

Depends: Usually not very long for recovery, a few days to a week depending on where the node was. Stitches will come out 7-10 days later...Again depending on where. ...Read more

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

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 is the process of getting your tonsils and adenoids removed for a 3 year old. Would she have to miss daycare after the surgery?How long?

What is the process of getting your tonsils and adenoids removed for a 3 year old. Would she have to miss daycare after the surgery?How long?

Depends: Generally 1 week, if there are no complications and she is drinking and eating well. Most complications, such as bleeding and infection should be low risk by that time. I hope she does well. All the best. ...Read more

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How long is recovery after having a disk removed and how often should the bandage be replaced?

How long is recovery after having a disk removed and how often should the bandage be replaced?

Depends: Depends on many factors, size of incision, amount of bony work that is needed. In general most patients can be done on an out patient or overnight stay basis. The wounds heal quickly within the first 2 weeks. Dressing changes are dictated by the type wound closure your surgeon does and size of wound. ...Read more

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I'm getting ACL and meniscus surgery in a week. I'm so nervous! what is the procedure? How long till i can walk? Will it be swollen?

I'm getting ACL and meniscus surgery in a week. I'm so nervous! what is the procedure? How long till i can walk? Will it be swollen?

Good questions: Breathe. These are great questions for you surgeon as each doc has specific desires and timelines after surgery. For me you walk the next day with pt. Yes there is swelling and pain but it is easily managed. The procedure is to replace your present torn acl with another one. Write down your questions on a paper and ask your doc by face or by email. ...Read more

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Is removing srews from ankle pain full and how long will i be out of work?

Is removing srews from ankle pain full and how long will i be out of work?

Screws: This area will be anesthetized prior to removal. There will be an incision , of course. As we don't know the exact location of the screw we cannot comment on the size of the proposed incision. Your surgeon can help you best with this and any questions and concerns. ...Read more

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How long after the removal of 2 impacted wisdom teeth can I begin to exercise again?

How long after the removal of 2 impacted wisdom teeth can I begin to exercise again?

Tooth Extraction : Basically whenever the pain will allow. This is usually 48-72 hours after the procedure. Things that can help with the healing process are chondroin sulfate, bromelain for inflammation, vit C and protein to promote healing. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Tonsils And Adenoids (Definition)

Tonsils and adenoids are lymph tissue located at the back of the throat. Lymph tissue is an important part of the immune system, and are sites where white blood cells communicate and ...Read more