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had my tonsils/uvula/adenoids removed - side effects

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Postby Daniel » Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:50 am

cowboy1964 wrote:If UPPP does change voice tone, in what way usually? Does it make the voice higher, lower, or what?

Are there any UPPP statistics out there as far as complication rates?

Just curious...


Haven't come accross any.

Problem with any surgical procedure for OSA is that once a follow up polysomnogram is completed and the patient's AHI is reduced by 50% or better it is marked down as a surgical success. Case closed. In the event of failure the patient usually reverts to a sleep specialist with a respiratory background for treatment.

Surgery is seen as a 'cure', so once its over, that's it. Unfortunately there is often a 'bounce' effect which subsequently reverts to the pre surgery state, so effective statistics are not maintained.

IMHO I believe that the 50% improvement in 50% of cases statistic usually quoted is not accurate and the real figure is substantially lower, as there are no reliable stats for success after 2 years. With regard to side effects.........I believe quite a few are not reported back to the surgeon and it is often left to the sleep specialist (as distinct from the ENT) to pick up the pieces.

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singer with tonsillitis

Postby Hyper'De » Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:01 pm

Thanx for your help, went to the doc as you told me, $96 poorer lol but it will be cured by day #7 lol hopefully
thanx again,
Hyper'De signing out..............peace
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Postby alpha666 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:45 pm

Hi All ,
I would like to point out towards the same thing .I was operated for tonsils when 23 years old and things dont taste the way they used to be.Secondly I have acheived the height 6 feet three inches I dont know what you call it but science should research about it
Sajjad Abbasi
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tonsils, adenoids, turbinate

Postby lmason » Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:14 am

About 2 months ago I had my tonsils removed. Then about 2 weeks ago I had a adenoid and turbinate reduction. Everything was fine until one day last week I woke up and it hurt when I swallowed, I could barely turn my neck, and severe headache/earache. I spoke to the doctor on call and he thought it might be a bacterial infection. He prescribed some anitbiotics for ten days, I just took the last pill yesterday and I do fill better but my throat and neck still hurts. Has anyone else experienced this, and does it ever go away? Or should I get more antibiotics?
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Re: tonsils, adenoids, turbinate

Postby Guest » Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:18 am

lmason wrote:About 2 months ago I had my tonsils removed. Then about 2 weeks ago I had a adenoid and turbinate reduction. Everything was fine until one day last week I woke up and it hurt when I swallowed, I could barely turn my neck, and severe headache/earache. I spoke to the doctor on call and he thought it might be a bacterial infection from the drainage(the blood in my phlem). He prescribed some anitbiotics for ten days, I just took the last pill yesterday and I do fill better but my throat and neck still hurts and I still have drainage. Has anyone else experienced this, and does it ever go away? Or should I get more antibiotics?
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Postby Bearded One » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:33 pm

If you took a course of antibiotics and you are still in pain I suggest that you see your doctor - quickly. If you had an infection it should have cleared up in less than a week and you certainly shouldn't still have symptoms now.
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recovering time from surgery

Postby Guest » Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:52 am

how long is the down time after having this surgery done? I just got done with the sleep test and they will be bring my machine today. I plan on talking with my Dr. about this surgery but wondered how long I would need to take off from work.
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tonsil removal side effects

Postby truestory » Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:52 pm

I have witnessed two people in my life who had their tonsils removed. One was my mother who had her tonsils removed over 20 years ago. Today she is 68 yrs old and her body is growing lymph nodes on the surface of her skin. It appears to be mostly on her arms. They are not very noticeable but you can definitely feel them when you run your hands through her arms. The numbers are increasing slowly.

The second person is my uncle who had his tonsils removed at around 12, He is now in his late 40's. In his late 20's his body was growing bumps all over. At that early time he did not understand why his skin is growing all these bumps. Today, these bumps are getting bigger and increasing. He is very uncomfortable showing his arms publicly so we never see him wear clothes that show his arms and legs. Despite of the scorching heat, he is always covered up.

I am surprise doctors are still removing tonsils. Those of you who had you tonsils removed for over 10-15 years, start noticing your skin. If it starts producing bumps that is the side effects from removing your tonsils.

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Postby virginia57 » Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:25 pm

Guest, are your Uncle and Mother brother and Sister, or related through marriage. ?The bumps on the skin sound to me like an inherited condition. Theres a name for it that escapes me now. Nothing to do with tonsils being removed.
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Postby hhopper » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:27 pm


Truestory - I'm not doubting your experience but that is certainly not a normal result of having your tonsils removed. I had my tonsils removed 60 yrs. ago. My wife had her tonsils removed 55 yrs. ago and my daughter had her tonsils removed 35 yrs. ago. None of us has any symptoms like you describe. As a matter of fact, I've never heard of this before. If a person's tonsils are oversized or are causing other problems, they should be removed. A previous doctor of mine said that tonsils should not automatically be removed (like some pediactric doctors used to do) as they help your immune system fight infection when you're young.
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Postby Guest » Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:35 am

My boyfriend is in his 40's now and also has those lumps and it is genitic. It can skip generations ane is rare. They look ugly he also weres clothing like that. But after a certin age they prity much stop growing. Some of them though can be uncomfatable those are the ones to worry about. The name if he were here i could tell you but i cant remember.
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Postby Guest » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:05 pm

Can u please help i am a junior high student and i am getting my toundils taking out is it scary! :cry: I no i sound stupid but am i going to be nocked out!
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I had my Tonsils, Adenoids taken

Postby k-man » Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:14 pm

hi I had my Tonsils, Adenoids taken out and i am a smoker and i need to know when i can smoke again it has been a week and my whole house hold keeps saying you can quit, you can quit well i dont wanna quit also i was wondering when i will be able to go back to school so if you could plaese tell me when i can have a smoke where it is not harmin my body and when i could go back to school that would terrific thank you SO MUCH you have been a great help :)
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Re: I had my Tonsils, Adenoids taken

Postby herbboy » Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:36 pm

[quote="k-man"]tell me when i can have a smoke where it is not harmin my body [quote]


actually..i hate to say it but.....having a smoke ANY time is harming your body...
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Re: I had my Tonsils, Adenoids taken

Postby K-Man » Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:08 pm

herbboy wrote:
k-man wrote:tell me when i can have a smoke where it is not harmin my body



actually..i hate to say it but.....having a smoke ANY time is harming your body...


what do you mean by that..?
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