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Recurrent tonsillitis and swallowing difficulty - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had my tonsild remover about 3 yrs ago and at the same time they filed down or removed my styiloid process. Shortly after i healed i started having problems. One is its hard to swallow food at times. This next problem is whats driving me insane i feel like i have something in my throat. It feels like its at the piont where my sinus enter from my nose to my throat. It seems to bother me more at night than in the day but it does happen in the day. The longer this goes the worse its getting. My Dr. said i had a fiarly large deviated septum and that it was so far back that it may never bother me. So what i want to know is could this have been cause by my surgery perhaps and could it be because of the septum.                                                   
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   Nice to meet you thanks for your help
User :   Pardon my spelling im no good with keyboards
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   im 29
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other problem other than this?
User :   no not really that i can think of off the top of head
Doctor :   Were these symptoms present immediately after you underwent the surgery?
User :   um im not sure because i had such an extremly hard time getting over it that im not sure
Doctor :   Did you go for a follow up examination after the surgery with your treating doc?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   the swallowing yes i did have it right after
User :   yes i did
Doctor :   Did the tests suggest anything on the follow up examination?
User :   not that im aware of. the dr. that i went to didnt do right by me
Doctor :   There are sometimes complications related after the surgery.
Doctor :   You need to be properly examined and also investigated.
User :   That is what im worried about and at first it wasnt that big of a deal but it getting way way worse
User :   what kind of complications are you talking about
Doctor :   I will suggest you to get yourself examined by the ENT specialist properly
Doctor :   Also it is since so long you are facing this problem he may use Laryngoscope to observe
Doctor :   And see the exact cause
User :   ok can you nat tell me the complications
Doctor :   Yeah, i will
User :   im not wantibng you to diagnose just inform me
User :   cool thank u
Doctor :   Recurrent tonsillitis if tissues are not raised properly.
Doctor :   Infections
User :   i didnt tonsillitis they removed mine because they were so big and since i had that eagle synrome and he was going in the ti fix it he went ahead and pulled them
Doctor :   You need to get them properly examined as you previously mentioned you had your tonsil removed.
Doctor :   Are you sure the tonsils were removed
Doctor :   Also the complications are Nerve damage, taste alteration
User :   yes there is no mistaking that because they were so big
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You need a repeat examination to see the exact cause of the problems you have been facing since so long
User :   well i understand that i was hoping that i could find out more thats the reason i paid for this here
Doctor :   Since i am not examining you personally i cannot suggest you and can only advice what further steps are to be taken.
Doctor :   Based on your symptoms.
User :   yes i understand that
User :   what would be the most likely cause by just knowing what i have told you
Doctor :   Swllowing difficulty can be probably due to Mediastinitis which is an inflammation and that can be confirmed by proper investigations as Chest X ray and Chest CT
User :   what that
User :   Mediastinitis
Doctor :   It is an inflammation of the mediastinum which is a space between sternum(chest bone and spine)
User :   ok what about the feeling of having something in my throat
User :   and what makes it feel like its at the point where my sinus enters my throat
Doctor :   It also may be related to your tonsils grown back or damage to a nerve
User :   i clear my thoat so often that it get really sore
Doctor :   And may be because the tonsils were not removed properly.
User :   tonsils can grow back
Doctor :   Yes it can be recurrent tonsillitis.
Doctor :   I already explained in the complications
User :   i look back there and there is nothing that u can see u know what i meen
Doctor :   relate dto it
User :   right
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