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Thick yellow mucus after tonsillectomy

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Patt
Facial Plastic Surgery 36 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
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 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
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Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Protective: That's his body's way of protecting the surgical site.
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 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.
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A female asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 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.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Perfectly normal. Nothing to be worried about. Keep an eye on it. If worse contact one of us please.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Contact ENT surgeon: Contact your ENT surgeon. Excess mucus may be a complication of your tonsillectomy.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Family Medicine 48 years experience
NO: this is a fibrin deposit quite common in the healing process.
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Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 38 years experience
Monitor closely...: Keep her well hydrated, monitor her temperature regularly and follow the post surgery instruction that you should have been given with her discharge p... Read More
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