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how long after a tonsillectomy will i be able to swim

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
7-10 days: Most tonsil surgeons will allow full physical acvitity after 7-10 days following tonsil surgery.

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
A few days: Everybody is different. It depends on why the tonsils are coming out. Most adults are phonic in about 5 days.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ask surgeon: Please let your surgeon answer this for you. That is the person responsible for your care after surgery.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
!0 days: Usually ther is no bleeding after surgery. But there is raw area in the throat where the tonsil bed was. So if you eat hard food, there may be sight b ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Talk with surgeon: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
2-6 weeks: Recovery from a mastectomy is primarily dependent on whether a simultaneous reconstruction is performed, and, if so, what type of reconstruction. Wit ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: Your tear required arthroscopy with partial meniscectomy. Surgeon removed part of your meniscus. Only he knows the extent of the procedure and he can ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Talk with surgeon: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Recovery: The less invasive surgery is, the faster the recovery and the less chance of complications.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prashant Sinha
18 years experience General Surgery
Depends on work: As long as you are not breathing hard or lifting heavy objects you may return when breathing is comfortable. Wait 6 weeks at least for healing before ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Protect: As long as the tubes are in you must protect the ears. You may want to have ear plugs made for your child.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Dass
13 years experience Plastic Surgery
Recovery: Everyone is different, but recovery from butttock augmentation with an implant can be rather rather quick, just a few days.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
It's not the music..: ..It's the crowd that I am more concerned about. I would consider attending a concert about equivalent to driving--when your surgeon has given you cl ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No specific wait: You can travel when you feel comfortable enough to do it.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
In : In general you'll have an external dressing/cast on your nose after rhinoplasty that normally is removed about 1 week after surgery. Most people are a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Depends on what procedure was performed.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: This depends on a number of things. What sort of surgery did you have? How sick were you before your surgery? Did you have any complications from your ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
41 years experience Sports Medicine
Recovery : A chondroplasty is shaving of the bone. Patients should normally recover within 3 weeks. It all depends on the grade of your knee cartilage. Ask yo ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
27 years experience Bariatrics
Several hours: Most patients are able to (and should) get out of bed and walk within a matter of hours after laparoscopic bariatric surgery. This will help reduce t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: The incision after uneventful circumcision should usually sealed and healed well enough & safe to swim in 2 weeks. Of course, a gentle commonsensi ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ridgway
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
Any : Any external sutures are removed around 7 days after surgery. After 2 weeks you will begin to feel like yourself again and at 3 weeks you can resume r ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends on: What you want to do . In uncoplicated case with no tension on the flap , stcihes will be our with in 2 wks , by 4 th wk most of the daily chores will ... Read More

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