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tonsilectomy for 42 year old woman

Posted by @kathydeak in Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat, Oct 27, 2011

Just wondering if anyone has been to the Mayo clinic for trouble swallowing. I had severe tonsilitis as a child but the doctor did not remove them. In 89 I had a sinus operation to open the nasal wall that had grown together. Since then I have had chronic sinus infections, post nasal drip and no soar throats. I also, just recently had trouble swallowing and trouble breathing that is not helped by inhalers, 95% of the time lungs are clear. All test results (laryngoscopyy and barium swallow came back fine, and the only thing the ENT can find is that my tonsils are somewhat large for my age. If you attended the Mayo clinic what did they do for you? Did they do a tonsilectomy or something else? Where you happy with the results? What was the wait time etc.? Thank you so much for your comments.

Tags: womens health


Posted by @kathydeak, Oct 27, 2011

I have had trouble swallowing for 3 months now, not just when i eat but all the time. I am only 42 not 70. I should not be having this problem.


Posted by @nativefloridian, Oct 29, 2011

I experienced alot of trouble swallowing from the age of 15 to 25. I finally had my tonsils removed when I was 26 and it is not a minor surgery as an adult. I did not go to Mayo. I have had much less problem with sore throats but I still experienced alot of sinus infections over the years. I am 51 now. If your tonsils are swollen and chronically infected, as mine were, you will feel much better after your recovery. My recovery was a solid 2 weeks too. Definitely not my easiest surgery but worth it.


Posted by @psychotronic, Nov 14, 2011

I got my tonsils, uvula, and part of my soft palate removed due to sleep apnea at the age of 37 (i'm 44 now). It was pretty painful for a week or so, but well worth it.

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