Why are the adenoids removed?
Some children have enlarged adenoids right from birth. The enlarged adenoids can block the Eustachian tubes and result in hearing problems.
Clogged Eustachian tubes lead to ear infections and can affect hearing as well as respiratory health. Frequent throat infections also cause enlargement of the adenoids. Adults rarely need the removal of adenoids as the adenoids usually shrink as children grow. Your doctor may recommend adenoid removal if the enlarged adenoid is infected and is causing breathing and sleeping problems.
Adenoid removal will be beneficial when one or more of the following problems occur due to enlarged adenoids: