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Having enlarge adenoids, difficulty hearing, nose bleeds, tiredness. Cause of concern?

My seven year old has enlarged adenoids . Visible with the eye and confirmed by X-Ray . Hearing test showed he had trouble hearing the lowest sound in one ear. He also complains of stomach pain both before and after he eats. He also had a nose bleed this past weekend. the Doctor just refered me to an ear nose and throat specialist. I am very concerned. He is always tired and complains of not feeling well. He still plays sports but just always complains of symptoms as set forth above. What is wrong with him? Very concernd mom.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

Thanks for writig to H.C.M. for your query.

I have gone through your query regarding enlarge adenoids of your child and i would like to tell you that all other problems of yur child as- Impairement of hearing, nose bleeding and tiredness all are due to this enlarge adenoids.

Enlarge adenoids are obstucting the opening of Eustachian tube in nasopharynx and causing recurrent infection both these factors are responsible for Eustachian tube obstruction leading to blockade of ear and impairement of hearing, recurrent infection in nasopharynx also causes bleeding from nose. Due to chronic obstruction in nasal pathway child becomes mouth breather, snores during sleeping and gradually develops features of COPD (chroic obstructive pulmonary disease ) and thus feeling of tiredness.

Keeping all symptoms of your child operative removal of adenoids (ADENOIDECTOMY ) will be wise decesion. This is a minor operation, performed under general anaesthesia and only one day hostitalization is needed.

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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Praveen Tayal's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
Enlarged adenoids associated with the symptoms that you have mentioned is commonly seen ion children. Most of the times all the symptoms are recurrent and do subside at 12 years of age. Since his hearing has got affected surgical resection needs to be considered.
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