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what is the recovery time after tonsillectomy

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Dr. Raphael Peralta
Specializes in Family Medicine
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on procedure: used. Tonsillectomy can be accomplished using blunt dissection of the tonsils or radiofrequency ablation (also called collation) The former carries a ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
Options: You could ask you doctor for nausea medication or try to stay on a clear liquid diet for a day or two.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
recovery to what?: Major pain should disappear in a day or three; two to four weeks to complete healing.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillectomy postop: Adult recovery from tonsillectomy ranges from 1-2 weeks. Recovery depends on tonsillectomy technique, pain tolerance, underlying health issues and rea ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Expect two peaks: The first two days aren't too bad. The worst days are the second and third after the procedure as swelling peaks. It then improves gradually but the ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Sore throat: difficult swallowing for a couple of weeks. Occasional bleeding until fully healed. Love Popsicles and ice cream!
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillectomy pain: It can be everyone is different. The better hydrated you keep yourself the less pain you will have. It generally takes about a week to recover. Unfort ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Pinczower
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depending : Depending on your age - the average is about 10days to 2 weeks - younger heal faster and hurt less. Despite what ads say - technique of tonsillectomy ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing special: The recovery period is usually unremarkable. The first few days the patient may require some soft diet due to discomfort with swallowing. Liquids shou ... Read More

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