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Tonsil And Adenoid Removal In Adults
Yes: However, the criteria for the procedure must be obtained. Tonsils are removed for sleep disordered breathing, several bouts of recurrent tonsillitis, dysphagia, failure to thrive, speech abnormalities. Sometimes specific insurance companies have specific criteria. There are multiple medicaid companies per state and each one may have different criteria. ...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
My daughter is on day 5 after tonsil & adenoid removal she has a really nasty sounding cough & a temperature (which can b controlled by medicine) what?
Tonsils: Sorry to hear about you daughter's problem. Your question is? ...Read more
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 more
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
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?
Severe sleep apnea from brain forgetting to send signal to breath and enlarged tonsil and adenoid/over weight/ 1 year old any suggestions or options?
Fix what U can: In a 1yo enlarged tonsils & adenoids can produce significant sleep apnea & removal may solve that component of the issue. Respiratory stimulants like caffeine are commonly used in neonatal sleep apnea but may or may not be helpful at one year. Fix what you can & work with your treatment team on alternatives. The people who know the case have a better chance to sort it out. ...Read more
Could adenoid removal in an adult age 64 be of concern for cancer, or could it be due to severe allergies?
Are healthy but large adenoids in a 4 year old expected to shrink enough in 1 or 2 years to avoid tonsil-adenoidectomy to treat mild osa?
Possibly: At birth, your tonsils and adenoids (t&a) are small and your immune system is immature. Your t&a are immunological structures and make antibodies to pathogens, like bacteria and viruses; so as you grow, they grow and enlarge, doing their job. Our immune system is relatively mature at 5 to 7 years of age, when the t&a peak in size. They then usually shrink to become small again by preteen/teenager. ...Read more
Ask your surgeon: See if your surgeon or dentist have any ideas. ...Read more
Face change: No change to outer face but occasionally it can change voice. ...Read more
See below: The risks of adenoidectomy include pain, infection, bleeding, velopharyngeal insufficiency (which means inability to close the nose from the mouth when speaking or swallowing), regrowth of the adenoids. ...Read more
Does voice get changed after adenoid removal in 5 year old boy as it is now 50 days after the operation and his voice not the same like before?
Adenoids and voice: Yes as the adenoids can change your voice when they are very large. ...Read more
Yes: Many people feel soreness in the back of their nose for a few days after adenoids ae removed. ...Read more
Yes.: Adenotonsillectomy is a very safe, usually outpatient procedure in a child. The combined procedure is indicated when a child has obstructive sleep apnea, sleep disordered breathing, or chronic mouth breathing, swallowing difficulty and alteration of facial growth due to enlargement of the tonsils and adenoid. We take special precautions and watch children diagnosed with sleep apnea very closely. ...Read more
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Not particularly: Toddlers main sinus vulnerabilities relate to smaller head size with smaller drainage portals and more frequent respiratory illnesses. Removal of adenoids can reduce frequency in some, but will not alter their main issues. ...Read more
My child is day 9 post op for tonsillectomy and adenoid removal and she is still in a lot of pain and still has lots of phlegm....is this normal?
My 17 y/o daughter has reoccurring tonsillitis (4 episodes this year). ENT suggests tonsillectomy w/ adenoid removal. My? is why remove adenoids?
T&A: The adenoids are removed together with the tonsils because most often both structures are infected ...Read more
Septoplasty, turbinate reduction, adenoid removal 3wk ago. Bumped yesterday, slight bleed & now nose is congested. Surgeon away. Could I have damage?
Probably no harm. Usually good idea to take an antihistamine tablet. Be sure to see doctor immediately on his return to rule out hematoma of septum.
If your surgeon is away two weeks than should see an ENT doctor within 5 days to rule out possible hematoma of septum, as this must be drained. Do not see emergency room as they are not familiar with septal hematoma. Again, this is rare but important ...Read more
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
Will I be completely recovered from my Tonsil/Adenoidectomy in 2 weeks? Can adults return back to work after 14 days?
Yes: Most patients have a week or two of discomfort after a TA and adults often do return to work in two weeks or less. ...Read more
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
Can a coablation probe be used to reduce tonsil/adenoid size versus using larger surface tool for total removal?
Tonsilotomy: Yes, but theoretically. You can still get peritonsillar abscesses. ...Read more
Taste and tonsils: Generally speaking taste is the domain of the taste buds located on the posterior section of the tongue. Removal of tonsils and adenoids should not affect taste directly. However occasionally post operatively the taste buds are affected with symptoms of decreased sense of taste. It should resolve over the matter of weeks. If persistent I would follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Not many: Generally they discourage tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy- it is usually a safe procedure for a 5 year old. ...Read more
What is to be expected during the removal of a child's adenoids and tonsils along with placement of ear tubes?
Improvement: You may be surprised to know that this is wrong in my opinion. There are better ways of treatment. Tonsils and adenoids are very important parts of the immune system. Removing them is too simplistic. I have found repeatedly that diet comes into the picture. Remove the "junk"! ...Read more
Enlarged adenoids (adult) for 2 years. Chronic Post nasal drip and lump feeling in nasopharynx. Can adenoidectomy help (stop PND and "stuck" feeling)?
Adenoids: Adults with enlarged adenoids usually have allergies, some have reflux. Adenoid can be source of increased nasopharyngeal drainage. See ENT or Allergist. May be able to shrink the adenoids with prednisone, better allergy management. Adenoidectomy in adults can have excessive bleeding. ...Read more