Tonsil surgery for toddler?

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Tonsil surgery for toddler?

Postby Www » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:51 pm

The doctor advised us to bring our child to an ENT doctor, and most likely have to go through surgery to remove the tonsils.

Any advise on how painful is the surgery? Any risks? Is it necessary to remove the tonsils just to speak more clearly? My child, when speaking in sentences, speech is not very clear. Any other toddler has went through the same surgery?

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Re: Tonsil surgery for toddler?

Postby bluebellas » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:20 am

Hi, PDs had advised I visit ENT specialist which I did and tonsil surgery was suggested for my son's enlarged tonsils. However I was apprehensive as he was still young and subsequently on a visit to a GP, he suggested that it was not serious enuf to warrant a immediate surgery and suggested to wait a few years to see if the situation improves. I'm glad I did as he no longer breathes as loudly as before when he sleeps.

My friend's son went through the surgery. It helped for a while but the tonsils enlarged again.

Just to share with you.

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Re: Tonsil surgery for toddler?

Postby pinkblue » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:22 am

bluebellas wrote:Hi, PDs had advised I visit ENT specialist which I did and tonsil surgery was suggested for my son's enlarged tonsils. However I was apprehensive as he was still young and subsequently on a visit to a GP, he suggested that it was not serious enuf to warrant a immediate surgery and suggested to wait a few years to see if the situation improves. I'm glad I did as he no longer breathes as loudly as before when he sleeps.

My friend's son went through the surgery. It helped for a while but the tonsils enlarged again.

Just to share with you.


Oh I didn't know tonsils can become enlarge again after surgery.

My son snores at times too and the doctor ever told me his tonsils are a bit big.

I am also thinking whethet to let him go through surgery.



Tje doctor

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Re: Tonsil surgery for toddler?

Postby bluebellas » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:26 am

I was told unless it is such that the child cannot breathe, otherwise wait a few years as the throat airway will be bigger as the child grows. My son had the snoring problem since less than a year old. Now he's 9, touchwood, ok without surgery :)

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