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What are the side effects of having your adenoids removed?

The most common side effect of adenoid removal is bad breath. This is a result of sections of adenoid tissue that were not removed naturally breaking down. This is expected, not harmful, and typically lasts around one to two weeks. 

In extremely young children, there is an elevated risk of breathing problems in the first few hours to days following surgery. For this reason, any noisy breathing or difficulty breathing in an infant following surgery should lead to emergency room evaluation.

What is adenoid removal (adenoidectomy) with ear tube insertion surgery?

How long is surgery to remove adenoids with ear tube insertion?

Is removing adenoids a good idea?

How long does it take to recover from adenoid surgery?

Is there pain after adenoid and ear tube surgery?

Do adenoids grow back after surgery?

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