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Dr. Corey Clay
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What happens during a tonsillectomy?

What happens during a tonsillectomy?

Tonsillectomy basics: from Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/tonsillectomy/basics/what-you-can-expect/prc-20019889

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I'm curious what occurs during a tonsillectomy?

Clarify question: You mean the surgery? The surgery involves removal.There are many tools used to remove the tonsils. Most important for mom is what happens after tonsillectomy. Make sure they are hydrated and ANY bleeding you need to call your doctor and likely will need to have another trip to the OR for cautery. It generally happens in 3 % ...Read more

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What is your take on having a tonsillectomy nowadays?

Tonsillectomy: Tonsillectomy is a major surgery with risks of severe pain and bleeding. Tonsillectomy is an excellent treatment for obstructive problems like sleep apnea, especially in children and for chronic and/or recurrent tonsillitis. ...Read more

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What are post tonsillectomy bumps?

The bumps...: In the tonsil bed during the healing phase usually indicates healing tissue called granulation tissue. This usually occurs just after the light scab has dissolved and the pink mucous membrane is appearing you can also get some enlargement of scattered lymphoid tissue on the back of the throat which is reactive due to the healing process in the tonsil bed. ...Read more

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Is a tonsillectomy a major surgery?

Sure...: Especially , if it's on you or your children. But, it is a fairly common and safe procedure, especially when done by a board certified ENT surgeon - even better if they're experienced. Your surgeon will discuss the risks, which, of course, there are some. Have your questions and concerns ready when you meet with your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does tonsillectomy affect fertility?

Does tonsillectomy affect fertility?

No: I was asked this a lot in san diego by mexican families. Also I have been asked this by south american families. There is a misconception about this phenomenon in certain cultures, but no medical evidence to show any impact on fertility from tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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Does the uvula heal after tonsillectomy?

Does the uvula heal after tonsillectomy?

It doesn't need to: The uvula wouldn't be injured on a tonsillectomy. It would not need to heal. ...Read more

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What are side effects of Tonsillectomy ?

Pain: Usually there is significant throat pain and difficulty swallowing for several days after the surgery. Other than that, there are usually no other problems and as the area heals the pain and swelling subsides. ...Read more

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What is a tonsillectomy surgery used for?

What is a tonsillectomy surgery used for?

Sleep apnea. : New understanding of sleep, teeth, tongue position and throat has made tonsillectomy relevant in children and adults with sleep apnea...Especially those with large tonsils. ...Read more

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Dr. Dale Tylor
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Removal Of Tonsils (Definition)

A tonsillectomy is the surgical ...Read more