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What are signs of trouble after an adenoidectomy?

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Take your child to an urgent care center or the emergency room if:

Call your doctor if their fever gets higher than 102. Seek medical attention if your child is also lethargic or has nausea, vomiting, a headache, or a stiff neck.

  • Bright red blood is coming from your child's mouth or nose. The scabs may have come off too soon.
  • Breathing becomes so difficult that your child is wheezing. There may be excessive swelling in the surgical area.

From: Adenoiditis WebMD Medical Reference

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MedlinePlus: "Tonsils and Adenoids." Nemours: "Enlarged Adenoids" and "All About Adenoids." American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Fact Sheet: Tonsils and Adenoids" and "Tonsils and Adenoids." Children's Hospital St. Louis: "Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 25, 2019

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MedlinePlus: "Tonsils and Adenoids." Nemours: "Enlarged Adenoids" and "All About Adenoids." American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Fact Sheet: Tonsils and Adenoids" and "Tonsils and Adenoids." Children's Hospital St. Louis: "Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 25, 2019

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