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Thick yellow mucus after tonsillectomy

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Patt
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Post tonsillectomy : It is not uncommon to have swelling and some denuding of the uvula after tonsillectomy. This is caused by heat from cautery during removal of your to... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Healing: After the tonsillectomy the area where the tonsils used to be can turn white and then slowly return to pink. This is the natural course. Scabs are usu... Read More
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Probably : The scabs that form on the area where your tonsils used to be form a pretty ugly greenish, brownish yellow scab that a lot of people think is pus. Yo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Protective: That's his body's way of protecting the surgical site.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
How long after?: How long ago did your son have his t&a surgery? Where is the mucus you are seeing? It is not unusual to see cream to white colored material (fibrinou... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Let your doctor know: I recommend you call your surgeon and let him know. This should be ok as long as you are not having frank bleeding from your throat.
A female asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Gargle ice water: Try gargling with ice water for 15 minutes and see if that controls the bleeding. If not you should contact your surgeon and let him or her know.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not yet: Recurrent sore throat is not necessarily recurrent bacterial tonsillitis. This needs to be documented by positive streptococcus on throat culture at l... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Tonsillectomy: As long as the surgeon who performed the procedure examined you postoperatively and reassured you, you should rest easy and follow instructions. After... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Safe: Nine days after surgery the would should have developed normal covering and clearing your throat would be safe. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minut... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Perfectly normal. Nothing to be worried about. Keep an eye on it. If worse contact one of us please.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Contact ENT surgeon: Contact your ENT surgeon. Excess mucus may be a complication of your tonsillectomy.

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