I had mine out when I was six and my son just got his taken out this summer. For me, I got a really bad infection in my tonsils that spread to my adenoids, so they took it all out. For him, he had an infection in his tonsils at the time (so they came out too) and he had tubes in at the time (that were also removed). The doc told me there was a slime chance that they could tear the vocal cords, but ts was extremely rare for that to happen. It took about an hour for the surgery (cause he had all that stuff taken out) and another hour and a half for him to recover. Only problem we had was him not wanting to take any meds. But, we always have trouble with him taking meds, so that wasn't anything new. It's a fairly common procedure and doesn't really take to long to recover from.
at 10:42 PM on Sep. 28, 2010