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I'm 24, and had my tonsils and adenoids out 8 days ago.i have white patches on my uvula. Why? Did they touch it or is it extra coming off my throat?

I'm 24, and had my tonsils and adenoids out 8 days ago.i have white patches on my uvula. Why? Did they touch it or is it extra coming off my throat?

Why: You had surgery and don't know why? I would start by asking the surgeon. Presumably you had highly enlarged tonsil and they may have been interfering with your airway, but a group of internet doctors can't know what actually happened to you. ...Read more

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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Hi, I have been suffering from something feeling like it is stuck in my throat. I had my tonsils and adenoids removed a while ago, so I don't think that it is a tonsil stone, although from what I've read, the symptoms of a tonsil stone generally fit the f

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I have been suffering from something feeling like it is stuck in my throat. I had my tonsils and adenoids removed a while ago, so I don't think that it is a tonsil stone, although from what I've read, the symptoms of a tonsil stone generally fit the f

LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat , post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. It is also a contributing factor to ear eustachian tube and sinus problems. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor Rx. Discuss with your ENT. ...Read more

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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?

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?

May not be related : Please see the ENT surgeon with your complaints. The surgery may not be related to your current symptoms. But chronic laryngitis should be investigated. Could be paresis, polyps, nodules, cancer. ...Read more

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Lump in throat sensation for about 2 weeks. don't smoke. sometimes lumps on roof of mouth. Had tonsils and adenoids removed years ago. ?

Lump in throat sensation for about 2 weeks. don't smoke. sometimes lumps on roof of mouth. Had tonsils and adenoids removed years ago. ?

Globus sensation: Lump or globus sensation in the throat may be due to multiple etiologies. Allergies with post nasal drainage, reflux, cysts, infections, anxiety all may cause lump sensation. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an ear-nose-throat disorder?

What sort of disorder is an ear-nose-throat disorder?

Ear nose throat dis.: Ear nose throat disorder is a vague term. Any disease that relates to ear or nose or throat can be classied in this term. ...Read more

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I had my tonsils/adenoids taken out on Dec 19, it is now Dec 27. The back of my throat is white and I haven't seen any scabs? When will they fall out?

I had my tonsils/adenoids taken out on Dec 19, it is now Dec 27. The back of my throat is white and I haven't seen any scabs? When will they fall out?

Post tonsillectomy : The white patches are the scabs. A wet scab is white inside the body. This is not likely infection . The white scabs should fall off in the next few days. You will have pain when this happens. Take your pain medication when this happens . Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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How risky is removal of adenoids and tonsils with a six year old ?She complains of shortness of breath and gets sore throats a lot .

How risky is removal of adenoids and tonsils with a six year old ?She complains of shortness of breath and gets sore throats a lot .

Benefits: Explore the benefits versus the risks with your ENT surgeon. There is a small risk of bleeding with removal of tonsils but this is carefully monitored and managed. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Yolanda Heman-ackah
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Throat Disorders (Definition)

Throat disorder is a condition in which a person has a problem in his throat. Throat problems include tonsil infections, ulcers (sores) on the throat, cancer, abscesses in the tonsils or in the back of the throat, a fishbone stuck ...Read more


Dr. Scott Rickert
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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