A 17-year-old female asked:
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i am getting a tonsillectomy in a few days and they have advised me to stay away from and thing that could thin my blood for the 10 days prior to getting the surgery. i have never been under general anesthesia so i looked it up. i saw a lot of low risk fa

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Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
What's your question: I don't see a question listed.
Answered on May 29, 2017
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Drugs: avoid any aspirin or fish oil
Answered on Nov 19, 2014

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Dr. Ram Madasu
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Unlikely: The surgery to remove the blood clot after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy sounds like you had a post tonsillectomy bleed. This can happen sometimes. ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Do not worry: Risk of bleeding 10 days after surgery is remote. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcoh ... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Depends...: ...on the doctor -- I think most prefer at least conscious sedation. I'm old enough to have had my tonsils out under local only, and neither the surge ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Bergman
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Very rare: In todays times it is very unusual to require blood transfusions for a tonsillectomy. The procedure is very different now and is an out patient proced ... Read More

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