How long does it take to recover from adenoid removal?

Complete recovery takes about 2 weeks. If only the adenoids are removed, the recovery most often takes only a few days. Your child will have pain or discomfort that will get better slowly. Your child’s tongue, mouth, throat, or jaw may be sore from the surgery.

Can adults have their adenoids removed?

Although less commonly a problem in adults, some adults can receive excellent resolution of snoring through removal of enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids. As opposed to the above office-based procedures, tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy is an outpatient surgery performed in the operating room under general anesthesia.

What age can you get your adenoids removed?

An adenoidectomy is mostly done for children who are between the ages of 1 and 7. By the time a child is 7, the adenoids begin to shrink, and they are considered a vestigial organ in adults (a remnant with no purpose).

How painful is adenoid removal?

If just the adenoid is removed (not the tonsils too) your child’s throat will be mildly sore for a day or two after surgery. Most children are able to eat and drink normally within a few hours after surgery, even if their throat hurts a little.

What problems do adenoids cause in adults?

The adenoids are lymph nodes located in the throat behind the nose. Infected adenoids can cause other health problems, including middle ear infections, sinusitis and difficulty with breathing, especially at night. Infected adenoids are rarely treated by themselves.

Does removing adenoids cause weight gain?

Children who undergo the surgical removal of their tonsils (tonsillectomy), with or without the removal of their adenoids (adenoidectomy), are at increased risk for becoming overweight after surgery, according to new research. Tonsillectomy is the most common major surgical procedure performed in children.

What is adenoid face?

Adenoid facies refers to the atypical appearance of facial features, and can result from persistent adenoid hypertrophy. Commonly, adenoid facies is known as “long face syndrome”, and is characterized by a long, lean face with an open mouth.

Can adenoid tissue grow back?

If you have yours or your child’s tonsils and adenoids taken out too early the tissue will keep growing. That means that the area that they are in will just regenerate.