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Adenoidectomy - What you need to know

Adenoidectomy is a surgical procedure conducted to remove the adenoid glands when they become enlarged or swollen due to allergies or an infection. Adenoid glands form a part of the immune system and shield the body from bacteria and viruses. Adenoids are important for young children and start shrinking when children reach the age of 5 to 7 years. Read on to find out more.

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Adenoidectomy - What you need to know

Adenoidectomy is a surgical procedure conducted to remove the adenoid glands when they become enlarged or swollen due to allergies or an infection. Adenoid glands form a part of the immune system and shield the body from bacteria and viruses. Adenoids are important for young children and start shrinking when children reach the age of 5 to 7 years. Read on to find out more.

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Condition

What is Adenoidectomy?

They are often quite large in young children and grow smaller with age. The adenoids may disappear during teenage years. The adenoids can also get infected. If that happens frequently, it can cause problems such as:view more

When to Consult a Doctor for adenoid?

If the child experiences the below symptoms it is time to consult Doctor: 1) Breathing through the mouth frequently. 2 ) The nose becomes stuffy or runny without any illness. 3 ) A dry mouth and cracked lips.

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Condition

What is Adenoidectomy?

They are often quite large in young children and grow smaller with age. The adenoids may disappear during teenage years. The adenoids can also get infected. If that happens frequently, it can cause problems such as:

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When to Consult a Doctor for adenoid?

If the child experiences the below symptoms it is time to consult Doctor: 1) Breathing through the mouth frequently. 2 ) The nose becomes stuffy or runny without any illness. 3 ) A dry mouth and cracked lips.

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Causes

  • adenoids become enlarged when the body is trying to fight off infection
  • They can remain enlarged, even after the infection is gone
  • enlarged adenoids from birth
  • Although it is rare, adults’ adenoids can become enlarged, due to a chronic infection or allergy, pollution, or smoking

Symptoms

  • Snoring
  • Pauses in breathing during sleep
  • Strained or noisy breathing
  • Restless sleep
  • Breathing more through the mouth than the nose
  • Bad breath or dry, cracked lips resulting from mouth breathing

Causes

  • adenoids become enlarged when the body is trying to fight off infection
  • They can remain enlarged, even after the infection is gone
  • enlarged adenoids from birth
  • Although it is rare, adults’ adenoids can become enlarged, due to a chronic infection or allergy, pollution, or smoking

Symptoms

  • Snoring
  • Pauses in breathing during sleep
  • Strained or noisy breathing
  • Restless sleep
  • Breathing more through the mouth than the nose
  • Bad breath or dry, cracked lips resulting from mouth breathing

When to undergo for surgery

1 ) If enlarged adenoids are causing symptoms, a doctor may initially try to treat the problem with medications or other treatments.

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Is it covered under insurance?

Is the treatment covered under insurance?

Adenoidectomy (adenoid removal surgery) cost is usually covered under medical insurance by most health insurance companies. Insurance coverage reduces the cost of adenoid removal surgery substantially which can decrease the overall cost of the surgery. However, the insurance coverage usually depends on the insurance policy and the terms and conditions set by the insurance provider.

How is the recovery after surgery?

Complete recovery from an adenoidectomy usually takes one to two weeks. Bleeding after adenoidectomy is very rare but can occur and you will be observed on the unit for 2-3 hours after the operation to reduce the risk of problems occurring after discharge.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Overall, adenoidectomy is a very safe procedure with few, if any, problems. The most common issue following adenoidectomy is discomfort. Children usually experience mild ear pain, neck pain or headache as opposed to sore throat.

Yes, this is a common part of the post-op course. Often patients feel better between post-op days 2 to 6, and then “hit the wall” on day 7. For this reason pain medication is administered until post-op day 10 and possibly beyond, depending on the individual patient’s needs.

As long as 14 days

Coughs can be common, primarily after the first several hours post-op due to having a breathing tube during surgery