Apr 02, 2013 · Tonsillectomy Might Be Worth It for Some Adults 80 percent of patients who didn't have their tonsils out had an acute sore throat compared with 39 percent who had had tonsillectomies, the Author: Healthday. Adults have their tonsils taken out, too. WebMD explains why you might need a tonsillectomy and how the recovery differs between kids and their parents.Author: Kelli Miller.
May 19, 2009 · Well, I had my tonsils removed last Thursday because I had had a swollen tonsil for over a month and the doctor said they would have to come out. So I agreed and set up the appointment. I really wasn’t worried about it leading up to the operation. I knew that it was going to be out-patient and had heard everyone say ‘It’s harder on adults’. May 08, 2010 · Having tonsils removed as an adult (16 Posts) Add message I just keep getting told what a horrible operation it is for adults and also hearing stories of people having them out to find they still suffer with throat problems. It was only after all that they agreed to take my tonsils out, and even then the waitign list was a year. It Founder: Justine Roberts, Carolyn Longton.
Multiple cases of throat infections involving the tonsils or large tonsils creating problems such as sleep apnea are reasons to have the tonsils removed during a procedure called a tonsillectomy. Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons perform the operation most often on children, but adults who experience problems may also have the surgery. Having your tonsils out as an adult can be an inconvenient process. However, for some adults it can pay off in the long run, especially if you suffer constantly from sore throats or tonsillitis.
Oct 03, 2017 · The tonsils are 2 large lumps of tissue in the back of your throat. An adenoidectomy is surgery to remove your adenoids. Adenoids are small lumps of tissue on the top of your throat. Tonsils and adenoids fight infection. Sometimes only your tonsils are removed. Your adenoids may be taken out at the same time if they are large or infected. Sep 28, 2014 · It makes me glad that there are stories of adults getting their tonsils out and happy with their decision, so thanks for sharing! If you just google "tonsillectomy recovery adult" you will be hit with pages and pages of terrible stories of adults going through horrific pain in the recovery, and just about made me shit my pants.