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What are warnings signs after an adenoidectomy?

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If you notice bright red blood coming from your child's mouth or nose, call the doctor right away or take your child to the emergency room. This may mean the scabs have come off too soon. Small spots of blood in the nose or in the saliva may be expected. If breathing becomes so difficult that your child is wheezing, take him to the emergency room right away. This may be a sign of excessive swelling in the surgical area.

Surgery should never be taken lightly. Make sure all your questions are answered before you make a decision. If you have any doubts, get a second opinion from another qualified doctor.

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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